Getting Exposure: AddendumIn response to the request for additional sources to support the data and further independent research about the article Getting Exposure for Your Art: Part 6, I present the supporting information for each of the "10 Cold Hard Facts".Getting Exposure: Addendum3 years ago in Other More Like This
Item #1: To support yourself, you need at least a thousand people that will buy everything you produce.
This one is just common sense. If you're an artist and you're selling your works for $50 each, you need only 600 patrons to make $30k per year (not counting for taxes and such). Selling for a thousand per item or more? You can know each patron personally, but you had better deliver consistent quality.
Item #2: This number could be much higher, depending on your chosen genre and business model.
If you're independently selling books at $5 a pop on Amazon and you intend to replace your job making 30k per year, you need to sell at least 6000 books every year to cover your base sal