Update: Hey everyone! My art for this week is ready! Managed to finish it tonight. It took longer than I expected, because I have two panels in it. Vampirella
is the subject this week. It's a pretty good piece, with chloroform and bondage in it. You'll like it!
Today's post is about a pretty sensitive subject, but I'll try to approach it in the best way possible. In a previous post, I talked about how I really have two jobs: my full-time corporate job and running Sleepycomics.com. This corporate job is, for lack of a better word, a waste of my precious time. I don't provide any value to society, and it is slowly draining away my short time on this Earth.
Sleepycomics.com however, provides a tangible benefit to society...albeit, a very small segment of society. It provides a source of information and content that used to be really hard to find.
I believe there is potential in making Sleepycomics.com even better.
The only thing I don't have, is time. I spend 9 hours every day at work. That's 9 hours of my life that is not spent producing original content, finding content and improving the site.
So why don't I just quit my job? Because I am a human being! I am a citizen of the United States, just like a lot of you. I have to pay rent, health insurance and taxes, just like a lot of you. I will die one day, just like everyone else.
With that said, let's do some interesting math.
Once you see the numbers, you'll understand where I am coming from.
- Sleepycomics.com gets about 27,000 unique visitors a month. That's 27,000 different people.
- About 1,500-1,700 individuals visit the site regularly.
- The median income in the United States is about $44,000. Let's be conservative, and say I need $36,000 a year (I live very frugally).
- In order to generate $3,000 a month, 1,000 Sleepycomics.com fans would have to pay $3 a month.
I know there's more than 1,000 people in the world who value this site. The question then is, is Sleepycomics.com worth $3 a month?
That's like purchasing three 99 cent drawings a month.
It can be a tough question, and I can understand any apprehension. Money is very tight these days. I just want to assure you that there is no way I will ever get rich off this.
It's frankly impossible. In the best case scenario, I would be living as part of America's lower income class. And honestly? I am okay with that. I love working on this site very much.
And I also want to assure you that I am not turning Sleepycomics.com into a pay site.
It's illegal anyway (copyright issues).
I just wanted to open the question up for discussion.
I am a human being. I will die one day. How much is Sleepycomics.com worth to you?
In the meantime though, nothing is changing. I will continue running the site like usual. New art should be for sale shortly.
E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have thoughts and questions!