ART: SANCTITY AND SURVIVAL|ART: SANCTITY AND SURVIVAL.
As funny as this may sound, the art of creators is usually something that comes under heavy debate when discussing how much a creator should earn for their art.
Some people argue that the work of creators are priceless as they are often results of sleepless nights, much brainstorming, and conscious effort to overcome their doubts as regards how well their work would be accepted.
On the contrary, some people argue that the work of creators are not so peculiar and should not be as highly priced as they are. This argument even holds for a lot of situations since many creative niches are not fully structured, making scaling difficult.
Beyond all of this, creators are also split on what revenue should be like for them.
Some hold that their works can be priced all the way up while some hold that they prefer not to have their work commercialized in order to maintain the sanctity of it as their work serves as a safe place for them.
With all of these arguments, two things hold true.
• The creative industry is quite peculiar. No hard rule holds for how prices should be regulated.
• Every creator wants some level of appreciation for their work.
Found in situations like this, where do creators draw the line between trying to earn a living from their work and trying to regard their work as a part of them that needs to be revered?
Below are a few ways that creators respond to that:
1. Get a main hustle.
Since they want to protect their work from being commercialized in ways they are not comfortable with, they get other jobs and keep up with their creative work as a hobby.
2. Infuse their work with ads.
As seen on social media spaces today, many creators try to earn money by advertising products and services of different companies to their (creator's) audience. This comes in form of ambassadorial deals.
3. Build community.
Some creators, while keeping a job, build a community around their creative work. They show up constantly and keep their audience engaged.
With time and consistency, many of these creators grow enough reputation and a strong community to fully live off of their work.