After I completed a few calligraphy courses, I felt ready to earn some money labeling envelopes. Business was always slow in that department. I've heard some seasoned calligraphers say to their apprentices never to sell them self short. Now that I reinterpreted as a ploy to keep new talent from stealing their clients. After all, if a person is shopping for something and he sees two identical items for the same price but one of them is a designer label item, the choice is easy. That leaves young calligraphers broke and on verge to lower their prices.
Now I just spend as much time as I can on my editorial cartoons. Although it would be nice to have some compensation for my time, I have yet to look into that with syndicates or small presses. I'm not a secretary and my organization skills lack that special sophistication.