THE NECESSARY EVIL.
Check out my podcast where I talk more about getting paid here.
Getting paid, this is a big one! And one of the very first things I believe you should set yourself up with at the beginning of your art journey.
From day dot you should get paid. Because 1. Your product cost you money to make, and 2. Your time is valuable.
You wouldn't do a free job twice a week and not get paid, so what is the difference with art? And the cool thing about art too, is it is subjective, so if people love your art they will be drawn to it, and if they don't they won't - so the ball really is in their court about whether or not they purchase it.