On that note:
Etsy & Illustration Income Report March
March was a nice month when it came to illustration work! I had a couple of commissions I loved painting, and my usual freelance storyboard job had no hick-ups, leaving me with enough time to actually work on those commission pieces.
Commission illustration income: 820$.
Etsy sales income: 82$
Together with my freelance income (only two jobs remaining; the mentioned storyboarding gig that I'll keep and graphic design for a company) I actually hit my ideal income goal this month! Now I'll only have to shift away from freelancing to more commission work and everything will be fine. (Right?) (Right??) (Sometimes I still feel like an idiot because I should maybe use the time I spend blogging, doing little Etsy projects etc for freelancing instead. But I really want to move towards a more passive, creative sort of income...!)
Yes, my income there is still low. But I also get commission requests from people that discover me through my Etsy shop, so for that alone, it's already an amazing platform! And every single listing I put up is something born from my passions: Drawings in watercolor, cute illustrations, whimsical designs and stickers... So every single sale just brings me joy. :)
And there's definitely an upward trend in my Etsy shop! As I get to focus more on creating products, more views trickle in. In March alone, I had more views than in the whole year of 2016 combined! I'm optimistic that, if I just keep doing my thing, that trend will continue and Etsy will become a more stable side-income source.