Whereas I did completely fall off the map on my digital photography self-improvement (thank you, Hipstamatic for making things look cool!) I have, in fact, kept up with the clip art.
The only thing that changed was instead of selling it on Etsy, I only sell it on Teachers Pay Teachers, now.
And I shouldn't even say "sell" because I offer quite a lot of the smaller sets for free.
Here's what happened. I put some collections up on Etsy and I put some collections up on Teachers Pay Teachers and I had a little race. Etsy was off to a quick lead, but then it stalled out. I sold nada in December & January. TPT took a little while, but now I sell pretty steadily - which is not to say a lot.
If there is big money in clip art, I have missed the boat on that.
But that's OK. A couple months ago I changed my mindset. It occured to me that teachers are an awesome market for my picture books. Teachers love books and K-2 teachers love picture books!
So I made some free Monkey Ono worksheets and activities to go along with the book.
But before people would ever see those, I had to develop a steady following of fans on TPT. And you know how you do that? FREEBIES! (Well, quality work and freebies!)
So now my routine is basically, make a set to sell, then make a set to give away, sell, give, sell, give. I currently have nine sets of free clip art in my store. And you know what, I'm so much happier this way.
I LOVE giving this stuff away! And I love giving it to teachers who are so appreciative!
So if you're an educator, get a free Teachers Pay Teachers account and go on over and check it out. I'm known as NinjaWoman and my store is here.