Learn How To Make Money With Cartoons

Would you like to be a cartoonist?

Are you one of those people whose cubicle is lined with cartoons? Do you love to make people laugh? Do you dream of someday escaping your cubical and making a living as a cartoonist? This article won’t teach you how to do that (sorry about that) but it will show you how you can get started and make a name for yourself while making enough money to pay a bill or two.

Cartooning On the Internet

There are virtually a million ways to get your cartoons published on the Internet but not all of them will make you money so be careful how you approach publishing in this medium. One thing you should do, whether it makes you money or not, is start a blog. Most successful cartoonists have found them an important part of their business so what does that tell you? The nice thing about blogs is that it is possible to make money with them by setting up advertisements on the blog. There are many people out there who make a pretty good living just through commercialized blogging alone but the catch is that you need to build up pretty good traffic before you can expect to make any money this way. If you set up your Internet cartoon presence properly, though, you may never need to bother with any of the following publishing possibilities. If you do find it’s taking a while to get the money flowing, then you may find the greeting card industry a nice place for a you, as a newbie, to get started.

Cartoon Greeting Cards

Greeting card companies have been a traditional money maker for beginning writers and artists for many years. This is a great way to make a little extra cash and start building your publishing credentials. To set about getting published just do a search for Greeting Card Publishers or order a book with artist’s market information (or writer’s market information) and read each companies submission requirements to find out how you need to submit your work. If this is something you think you could really get into then you could even start your own greeting cards company and self publish (just be sure to do your research before you start down this path). If, however, the thought of creating yet another birthday cartoon bores you to tears you may find some excellent cartooning possibilities right in your back yard with the advertising industry.

Cartoon Advertisements

If you are like most people these days, you are constantly being bombarded with advertisements. Business owners simply must advertise to get business (unless they are extremely lucky) and that creates a great opportunity for you. Keep your eyes open as you go about your day to day business. For example, say you drop off your dry cleaning at a dry cleaning store and you see that they have a uninteresting or badly drawn logo… offer to draw them a better one (for a fee of course or maybe even make a trade). Then the next day perhaps when you take your child to the dentist they hand you a brochure to teach your kids how to take care of their teeth and the brochure is so poorly done it could bore a patent examiner. You can then offer to help them create one with cartoons that will interest kids. The possibilities are virtually endless in this field and if you get good enough the income can go through the roof. If you really are not into commercial stuff, though, another great niche to consider is the book and magazine illustrations market.

Cartoon Book and Magazine Illustrations

The best category in book and magazine illustrations is, naturally enough, the children’s market but there are a few other categories (like politics) that usually make use of cartoons. When approaching this market be sure to make good use of your creativity since working for the large publishers can be very competitive. To get your foot in the door, look for smaller publishers and the internet e-zine publishers can also be a great place to get started. Yet another place you might want to consider looking are the self-publishing companies, it’s truly amazing how many people are getting into self publishing and never before in history have there been so many words being published yet most of the people publishing all those words can’t draw to save their life. These markets are just beginning to grow and I have even seen one or two low quality cartoon stock providers (sort of like stock photography) looking to cater to these types of markets. Now is the time to jump in before they start to get too saturated (like the stock photography markets is). If you decided to start a stock cartoon business you may not even need to know how to create cartoons yourself, all you need is the ability to judge what kind of cartoons your customers would like and then find cartoonists who can supply them.

Cartoon Dreams

Where there is a will, there is a way, but with all the opportunities that are available in the world today ‘the way’ shouldn’t be too difficult. A good sense of humor and the desire to draw cartoons is really all the requirements you need to get started. You don’t even need to know how to draw that well since great drawing skills have never been a really important requirement for the cartoonist (just look at some of the most famous cartoonists out there). There are also a lot of great tools available to help you learn how to draw. If you do happen to be one of those who is artistically challenged then check out my cartooning book and software [http://www.computer-graphics-haven.com/GraphicsHelpTopics/GraphicsResources/Beginning_Cartooning/BeginnerCartoonist.html] reviews to find some of the best resources to help you get started.

What Goes Into Deciding a Name That Will Help You to Make Money With The Internet

If you have a gnawing sense that choosing a name for your new business is vitally important, you’re right. By tapping into your creativity and avoiding potential pitfalls, you’ll be able to create a name that works for both the short and long term.

Choosing the right name of your business is a daunting task for many new entrepreneurs because there is so much at stake. Like the original cornerstone of a building, it should support upward expansion as your company reaches new heights.

You should ask yourself, does the name stand out to prospects and customers, or get lost in a crowd? Does the new name communicate the right message or does it inadvertently keep prospects from calling?

When deciding a name that will help you to make money with the Internet, it’s a great idea to begin with a brainstorming session. To simplify the process ask yourself the following questions and put your answers down on paper.

Who exactly are my target customers? What problems do I help solve for them? What words or phrases appeal to them? What are the three to five most attractive benefits my business brings to customers? Does the name elicit pride and enthusiasm within me?

Are there word pictures or metaphors that communicate what I do that would be relevant to my customers? What names do my competitors go by? And what kind of name would differentiate me in the marketplace?

The answers to these questions will serve as raw data from which you can begin to formulate a beginning list. Once you have generated your list, then you should narrow it down to the names that possess the most potential.

You are half way there! Next, you need to evaluate the list of names you have chosen by asking the following: Is the name “too cute”? Does the name distinguish me in the market place? Does the name give me room to expand?

Since this is an important decision, it is a good idea to involve only the key decision makers that you trust and the people you feel have the company’s best interest at heart in naming your Internet business.

After you’ve shortened your list to one or two names, you need to find out whether the name is available or has already been taken by any other company. One of the first places to start is the US Patent and Trademark Office.

To check out available Web site domain names, log on to www.networksolutions.com or www.icann.org.

Original Ways to Make Money with No Money-A Short Education

An opportunity should never be bought into. By definition, an opportunity is something that people will never sell you. From franchises to swamp land in Florida, to patents and inventions, it makes no difference. Theres nothing wrong with any of the things mentioned, however if somebody is trying to sell you these things, then they are not opportunities by definition.

An opportunity is an advantage that you can see that others cannot. I dont care about the dictionary definition, this is the real world definition. Opportunities are free. They dont cost money to observe. Of course I dont mean they wont cost you money, you may need some money to act on it. But if you are paying money so somebody can sell it to you (a sales commission) You should run for the hills.

So, getting back to my definition of an opportunity.

“Its an advantage that you can see that others cannot”

So what that means is that you have vision while others do not. We are awash with money around us. Money or “value” is everywhere. As “Hayden Muller” says, “it permeates our lives like oxygen” The difficulty is not finding opportunity. It is literally everywhere all the time. We are suffering from snow blindness if we still work for a living when such abundance is around us in our every day lives.

The difficulty is not money either. Having access to a few hundred dollars is all you need to take advantage of a million daily opportunities that present themselves in our daily lives. Anyone with some determination can find that much.

No, the real difficulty is knowledge, or education. Its what separates action from indifference. The question becomes, “so what?” “so what if I took this opportunity and made a few dollars, what next?” You see, without education, opportunities are meaningless. They lead now-where because we lack vision. Don’t worry, I lacked plenty of vision myself.

Today you could drop me out of the sky into any free city on the Planet with nothing but the shirt on my back and I would be living well within 3 months and be financially secure within
2-4 years. I know I can do that because my vision tells me I easily could.

Put me in the middle of New York, I would immediately find markets to deal in. Even before I found a place to sleep, I would begin learning about what free markets are available and what they most want and need. I would quickly establish contacts with suppliers and retailers to become the “middle man” my favourite place to be.

Within a week, I would have a few hundred dollars saved. I would use those funds and pyramid my purchases for faster and faster turn over until I had enough to buy small assets that are in high demand. Cars, boats, anything that was being sold that I could find really cheaply. My charm and good looks would make sure I got the best deals and sold them for the highest price (winks)

Charm and good looks aside, the one thing you need is a clarion plan. A master plan that gets you from A to B

Making money with no money is easy and rudimentry. Its the opportunities you spot that makes the real difference. But really its the propensity to take action that delivers the results. Before you can take that action, you need to know where you are going.

Your situation is a lot better then the scenario I presented above. You live in a place where you know. You have intimate knowledge of the markets available already present. You have skills and have contacts already that can be of use.

Get a quick short education and go to it. Your first million is not as difficult as you may imagine.

May success find you fast and knowledge find you sooner

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