You can make a living with your webcomics by publishing on Tapas or Webtoon and applying for their Creator Support Program or by selling Ebook versions of your webcomics on sites like Gumroad (which is something that I do~)
Now with both LINE Webtoon and Tapas they offer featured artist and creator support (coins or inks) opportunity for you to monetize drawing your webcomics.
With Tapas you will have to either pitch to them or with other comic creators their series gained enough attention on their platform through views and engagement that they were offered a position as a featured artist.
The same thing can also happen with LINE Webtoon as well within their Canva section; Make sure to keep an eye on their social media because they also hold contest with feature opportunities as well!
Another platform that you can earn money from making illustration or webcomics by entering and winning contest on Medibang Paint Art Street!
They not only hold a lot of amazing manga contest with publishing options along side mainstream manga companies but you can also pitch your comic to them directly and also become a sponsored comic creator!
How do I Monetize my Webcomic?
Here is a list of a few of the ways I go about monetizing my Webtoon webcomic:
- ( I mostly use my Patreon as a Tip Jar)
- KDP Amazon Publishing
- (Print-on-Demand publishers is what I use to help publish my comics without having to deal with a large inventory)
- (I use this for selling PDF/Ebooks of my webcomics like School Memories)
- Creator Support Program
- (Through youtube video views or through site traffic impressions)
I want my webtoon to bring in consistent steady passive income which is why I stick to building my website by creating blog post and posting my webtoon comic monthly for free here as well.
I also share early episode of my webtoon on Patreon. I use LINE Webtoon and Tapas as mirror sites to help market my webcomic to their audience and get my name out there.
These webtoon platforms also offer ways for you to get paid for your webcomic with their Creator support Program or becoming published as one of their featured contracted premium webtoon creators.
It will take a lot of hard work, dedication and consistency because from my personal experience and from research it’s not something that just happens over night.
What should you do next?
If you have any more questions feel free to leave a comment down below and I’d be happy to answer them!
I also have a free ebook where I cover how to make, publish and monetize a webtoon comic for beginners!
Also if you’re looking for a wholesome, fake marriage trope, AMBW manga webtoon to read to pass the time then you might want to check out Catch Me! Fight Me! Love Me!