Unless you make money from it, then you can't call it real job. Much liker forum moderation. You don't get paid for it, its not a real job. Both are voluntary without pay.
Prostitutes get paid for that.I meant cash, but that's an acceptable payment too.
If people are getting an income from it, then it is a job. A stereotype persists that lots of artists get an unreliable and insufficient income and, unfortunately, celebrity artists who get gargantuan incomes sometimes get it for paying assistants to produce work, or just pissing around.
I'm not sure how true that stereotype is for most people who decide they want to be artists...although I do suspect lots. I know an artist who gets paid to produce political art for the liberal democrat party. Her art is no better than the average 15 year old and I suspect she has been guaranteed a job because she is somebody's friend, rather than because she's any good. Despite the fact she gets money...I really can't view her job as 'real'.
Just because you don't think she 'deserves' the job doesn't mean that her job isn't real.
Do you have something to back up those stats or did you just pull those out of your ass?I picked no, cause i'm sure most people on the internet 3/4 don't get paid for the art they make on the internet and that counts as memes, devinatart submissions, everything else etc. While 1/4 does make hella money off what they create. Bottom line for me is if you're not making any money regardless of how much you enjoy it. It's not a job nor a business since it's a hobby. I made art for various people, i never seen it as a job. In the real world, your art skills have to be VERY VERY VERY high for you to get a job as a artist and keep a stable income. In high school, i wanted it to be my profession but I grew the fuck up and decided to go into computer science and other shit. Which is it's own for of art.