$5 for stick figure drawing, $150 for animation

If you are looking for some services to draw you a basic image, such as a stick figure drawing, you can find 100s of people who can provide that to you for $5 or less. It’s hard to imagine many of those people make enough of that to survive, but it’s easy work and to hang your sign out doesn’t take much effort, so it’s nice extra cash.

Stick figure animations, however, start at $150 dollars and go up from there.

Interestingly enough, animation is just a bunch of successive images. However, there are additional skills:

  1. Timing
  2. Sequencing
  3. Music/Sound

There are entirely new dimensions to be added in animation. In that space, you won’t find nearly as many people competing, and you will find people who are making a living.

“Easy money” usually isn’t about making a living, but possibly extra cash.

When you are looking for the way to create value, the more difficult road is the one where you’ll find it.

P.S. If you are stuck competing in too harsh of a landscape without a way to differentiate, the way out isn’t to quit, it’s to pursue the next level of complexity. You can also read more here.