I’ve never put a tip jar out for ¥P because though I would love to make this my living, I have a day job that pays my bills. Tips are also a fairly unpredictable income stream. I always felt that if you give me money, you should get a thing in return. A book, a print, a shirt, a sketch, a plush, a tangible thing. But maybe I should expand my thinking. After all, a song isn’t something you can hold in your hand yet people are still happy to pay for music. Maybe reading a webcomic is something people would be willing to pay for.
As you can see, I still have not put up a tip jar. I’m still wrestling with the idea. But really, there are other ways to support my work that aren’t financial. And in this, I have utterly failed in terms of asking. I’d love to spread my mad ramblings and wild ideas to a wider audience and the absolute best way to expand my readership is for you to expose your friends to ¥P. I’ve never read a webcomic that I saw advertised anywhere, but I’ve damn sure read comics that my friends have recommend. I do a terrible job of asking you, my amazing readers, to spread the word. I need to change that. I’ve got some ideas for spreading the word, but honestly, just telling your friends to read my comic is the absolute best way to support me.
Anyway, please take the time to check out Amanda’s TED talk. Even if you’re not a fan of her music, I think it’s worth a listen.