There is a mystery in charging people to use your skill for them.
On the one hand you have the skill, the actual work you do. On the other hand you have the business, the way you make money with the skill. Two different things.
There are two parts that are mysterious to me:
- How to keep business and skill in balance (if “balance” is even the right way of thinking about it).
- Whether focusing on one pollutes the other.
Artists aren’t typically renown for business savvy, and the image that comes to mind of a great businessperson is typically nothing like an artist.
I don’t know what to do with the mystery, but it’s there.