Originally Posted by embersmom
Oh, I know, I know. I know reality has already hit a few of them. I made a stab at it myself back in the pre-internet dinosaur days and found out very quickly that I had to pay bills! I don't like wrecking anyone's dream, though, so I stand back and pray that the reality will hit them sooner rather than later.
Yeah...I think that as far as cake goes, people have to decide whether they want a hobby, a part-time job or a full-time job, then plan finances accordingly. And a lot of people who just like seeing their name in print and like to win cake awards aren't making enough income to support themselves, so while they look like they have a full-time job their income is more "enhanced hobby" income. Unless they get into teaching, which seems to be what a lot of people are doing these days. But I'm cynical like that and my BS meter is pretty active. You need to be business-oriented to make a successful business in any field, and whether it's writing or baking or plumbing or whatever, giving your work away for free just to see your name in print isn't a great financial strategy on its own. there's a lot of weirdness in the cake world these days overall, people giving advice when they shouldn't, emperors without clothing, blah blah blah. So that's my tirade for the day, now I have to go work.