We all need to make money for our survival.
At least most of us.

We have to pay the mortgage/rent, groceries, electricity, water, sewer, and on, and on….

These things need income for payment.

However, we all have things we don’t need that we buy.

For me those are:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • YMCA membership
  • Weekly eating out
  • Other

We all have a list of stuff that makes us happy.

Today’s video lists seven ways to make money with your comic book or comic beyond the traditional comic book store route. As independent artists it is almost impossible to make the traditional system work for us unless a “decent size” publisher is involved.

Instead consider using alternative revenue streams and more importantly several revenue streams to fund your comic books.

The ways mentioned in the video include:

I’m not sure how I end up finding these random videos.

I guess this is a sign that I am spending too much time surfing the internet instead of working on my comic book like a good little WebComic creator, but I found this video.

It could be considered political but doesn’t have any real call to action or push an agenda. It is more informative than political.

Warning! This is not directly related to making webComics, so feel free to skip reading this article and come back for tomorrows article on something cool related to something cool related to webcomic creating.

A crazy week as usual.  It was hard to find the time to put in my 16 hours this week.  My wife is due any day, the comic book (Madman of Magic) my wife and me are working on, my laptop died, family is planning to come to see the baby, I signed a new contract for putting on animation workshops for the local schools, and …. Well that is all I remember I can remember, but I did find 16 hours to work on the Niche Site.

Still in the Middle of my BackLinking Strategy

I have figured out that attempting a backlinking strategy for the first time is very time consuming.

This tool makes it a little easier (it is free):

Some Notes on article directories:

These are links for my back linking strategy.  If you don’t know what that is, please read my post from Week 5: Back links and Article Marketing

Sites that no longer work or cost money

  • Article Dashboard now charges money.
  • Article Blast said my account hasn’t been approved yet.  It has been a few weeks and I still haven’t heard anything.  I did have to submit examples of work, which is cool, but you think they would have contacted me by now.
  • Aricle Alley said the email provider (gmail) is blocked.  This is weird to block google email accounts, but I am not opening or using one of my website accounts for a backlinking strategy.
  • Buzzle said external links are no longer allowed in Articles.  I signed up and was about to post when I read this.
  • The Free Library does not accept new articles at this time.
  • iSnare says you can post an article and have your website on the article, but if you want it to link back (be clickable) then it costs money.  I put one article on there just for the heck of it since I went through the trouble of opening an account, but I will not be posting any more.

Sites I did use

Niche Site Duel with swordsBy far my favorite Internet Marketing blogger right now is Pat Flynn from the Smart Passive Income Blog.  Even though I have been following him for over a year now, I have not had the time to go through all of his pasts blogs.  On his podcast and posts Pat often mentions his Niche Site Duel he had with Tyrone Shum, which starter in August of 2010.  I have finally decided not only should