Creators who continually develop their skills for the market, based on things that people want and need, will never go without money.
For a few reasons:
1. Most people shirk responsibility.
It’s easy to consume. It’s much harder to create. Nobody wants to initiate. When you are worried about being held responsible if something goes wrong, it’s very difficult to summon the courage to do more than watch from the sidelines. People will gladly heap their responsibilities onto your shoulders — and pay you for it.
2. If you are focused on the market and understand that money is simply an exchange of value, it changes the way that you look at your interactions with people.
When you spend time, attention and resources helping somebody that takes a lot of energy.
Money is the physical equivalent of that energy.
We give people money in exchange for goods and services as a way of balancing the scale. When you pay somebody for their time, you’re showing them appreciation by reciprocating the energy they “spent” on you.
You can’t give the woman who builds your website her time back. But the $5,000 fee you pay her will make it easier to “earn back” some of that time by taking care of her family, buying groceries or booking a plane ticket.
It’s not an exact science. But there is logic to it.