Epic Escape Superhero Webcomics 185 – Making Money In Webcomics
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This is the place for fans of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spiderman, Avengers, Justice League, Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, and the like. We are the one stop shop for your free superhero webcomics. Epic Escape Superhero Webcomics is a top ranked superhero webcomic. The Epic Escape Webcomic follows the funny exploits of a lesser known group of heroes who are fighting for truth Justice, and a better way.
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We’re back! Sorry for the long delay. Epic Escape Super Hero Comics has been in sabbatical for five months. I do apologize for the long delay. Life does what it does and got in the way. However, in that time, I’ve had the opportunity to rethink some of my strategies with regards to this comic.
You see, as much as I love producing a comic and having fun just writing and drawing and creating, I don’t only do this for the love of the medium. No doubt, I do love comics, as I hope you do. However, this site, the comics, and all the work that goes into it represents a hope at a life doing what I love full time, and earning a decent living while I’m at it.
That said, I’ve started to consider what I need to do for the Epic Escape Super Hero comic to pick up some steam after just recently hitting it’s five year mark! I have to stop thinking about this as a comic, and start thinking about it as a website, with all the trappings, all the challenges, all the competition, and all the possible successes that represents. Read on, dear webcomic fan, and let’s take this journey together!
How to Make a Successful Webcomic!
Webcomics are an interesting beast!
I bet you’re wondering why it’s so hard to get a comic to really take off and find an audience. I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately. It’s often nothing to do with the quality of the comic. In fact, there are great comics out there that are not read by anyone. They are nearly impossible to find on the web, and I’m sure their creators are often frustrated by the lack of a following. Besides that, we do this as a hobby, as creators, writers, artists, pencilers, inkers, colorists, and the like, but wouldn’t it be nice to make some money while we’re at it? We’ve read about the likes of Todd McFarlane and the massive success he’s had. We read comics like Questionable Content, XKCD, Penney Arcade…simple webcomics who’ve been able to find a way to make a living out of it, and this remains rather elusive for most of us.
The reality is that webcomics have a massive disadvantage in their attempts to make money. The internet, as it is today in 2017, is not built for webcomics to easily find success. Even the best webcomics struggle to get readership without word of mouth, or external marketing. The internet you see is primary a textual medium, even in this post Web 2.0 world.
Improving Search on Webcomics
Yes, the best websites have all sorts of media, video, pictures, interactive applications. But the backbone of the internet, the search engines that make it tick, still use the same general technology as they did in 1995. They use text. Keywords, titles, descriptions are invaluable to helping search engines like Google, Yahoo, Webcrawler, Excite, and Baidu find your site.
Our webcomics, unfortunately, are a primarily visual medium! Yikes. What to do? Well, I’ve linked to a number or resources in our advertising sections that help with just that. Let’s learn together readers! I will learn, and share with you what I learn! That’s my promise.
Making Money In Webcomics
When it comes down to it, there are basically only two ways to make money in comics. One is by earning an income just for having people view your comic. The other is the old fashion way…yes, you guessed it…by selling something!
Making Money In Webcomics with Advertisement Revenue
The first way is the easiest. When viewers come to your comic, you make money simply for having people view your comics. You make this money because for every advertisement you place on your comic, the advertiser will pay you some amount, for the most part. The types of viewers will impact your earnings. More so even, the quantity of your viewership will impact your earnings. Don’t expect tons of earning here. Unless you’ve got millions of readers, you’re likely only to make small amounts from this.
Making Money In Webcomics With Affiliate Marketing
The second way is really a much better way to make earnings. Amazon Affiliates for example is probably one of the widest used tools on the web for these types of earnings. In fact, it’s the method primarily employed by this website. For every purchase our readers make by clicking on one of our ads, we make a tiny amount of money. Yes, it’s only about 4% to 7% most of the time, but that’s better than being in the red month after month, just to keep the site up!
We’ll go into more detail later on these topics, and show you how you too can employ these tools to make your webcomics experience a more fun, more rewarding, more profitable experience. And who knows…maybe you too can become one of those comic creators who makes a living at making picture books! Wouldn’t that be great!
– John Cross