I have never made a big profit from my print sales, but I tell folks I sell enough to pay for the habit. Which largely means I break even. And have a basement full of left over prints. But I suppose sales mean more than the profit I might make. It is validation, approval. To think that someone buys something of mine they don’t need, but actually want. I never felt that kind of validation with my assignment work, even when it won awards. I always felt like a hire gun and was expected to perform the given assignment. I suppose it feels good to support myself with the camera, rather than making lattes at Starbucks. Not that being a barista is a lowly job. Actually sound kinda fun. But I always wanted to make my living with the camera. And since I have done that, I guess that part feels good.