Nearly All Online Visual Artists Don’t Earn Money. Those Who Do Are Mostly White.

In most online creator industries, a reasonable proportion of participants are able to monetize their work, even if the income they generate is less than $1000 per year. For visual artists, however, only a tiny fraction—2.1%—earn any income at all from the work they post online. That small income-earning population is divided evenly between women and men, but, as with so many other industries, there are wide racial gaps.

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