A little inspiration from Children's Book author & illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka

Being inspired is an important part of shaking off the mindset of the starving artist.  So I encourage you to proactively go looking for inspiration, because waiting for it leads to instability and poverty.  Anyways, here are a couple awesome TED Talks by professional cartoonist Jarrett Krosoczka.

Canadian poet @SelahGenesis demonstrates a neat product for Spoken Word artists and other speakers to make from their art

Our thesis at Starving Artists Anonymous is that ALL artists can and should make money from their art. The simplification of how to do this is thus: 
  1. Make your art.
  2. Make products from your art.
  3. Market your art and ideas (and by default, your products).
Easier said than done? Sure. But is it doable? I have had lots of spoken word poets tell me that they can't make products from their art, which really is in the event. It's a spirit in the room, and you can't bottle it.
I would argue that this spirit is actually bottled and sold by musicians all the time.

Here's a solution that I hope will inspire you...