We earned our first money off of Quillian. The Google ads I put up today earned 61 cents in just about eight hours. Woo hoo!
Of course, I’ve spent about $550 in supplies, software, a big scanner, website costs and I’m currently spending $2 a day in advertising the site on Project Wonderful. So, while we have our first revenue, we have yet to turn a profit. Still, Woo hoo!
It’s not that we are moneygrubbers but that Daniel in particular needs some form of income, so the idea of doing the webcomic is that it will put some amount of money in his pocket or perhaps lead to a paying job with someone. Myself, I’ve agreed to take expenses out of my half of the earnings of the comic, if there are in fact any earnings, and Daniel gets to keep the full price of any art sold while I make a little bit off of the shipping and handling.
So, someone buy Daniel’s art. There’s a button under every page of the comic and soon, perhaps, we will have sketches and perhaps even commissions to sell. That money will go almost direct to Daniel with only a brief stop in my PayPal account. At $30 to $50 bucks a page of original art (plus shipping), he’s making less than minimum wage but figuring to eventually make some return off of the website and comic.
And maybe donation premiums? I don’t know yet, but all of that is something to think about. Even t-shirts eventually, I suppose.
One thing we do have planned is a printed comic book. Probably the first one will be with one of the POD comic publishers so we can keep upfront costs down. The first story arc, “Teenager from Hell”, will run about 40 pages and that will make a nice size comic with maybe a few pages of goodies added.
It’s late and I’m rambling. Next comic page should go up about 10 pm Wednesday night PDT, dated Thursday.