It’s a great time to be a professional creator—or to become one. Want to be a digital artist? Put your stuff up on DeviantArt. The crafty can open an Etsy shop, and aspiring musicians can share their tunes on YouTube. (Just don’t be try to be the next Nicki Minaj, for the love of all that is good—one is enough.)
Me, I have always wanted to be a voice actor—especially for video games. But because “Hey Dad, I’m going to do silly voices for a living!” wouldn’t have gone so well, I tucked that dream away for many years. I still did silly voices all the time, in the process driving off several girlfriends, but getting paid to do it never seemed possible.