Like many freelancers my income fluctuates during the course of any given year. For the vast majority of the time I am swamped with work. There doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day to allow me to get all of the work done. Equally important, the pay is good.
One of main goals for this year though is to start producing products based on my illustration that will generate income all the time. Many illustrators have stores on their websites. These stores sale apparel, prints, books, etc. I have had so many people ask me how (and where) they can buy my art. I will make my work more commercially available to consumers, clients and friends.
In the next couple of months I will be exploring the best ways I can get my work into the hands of people who want to purchase it. My main focus though will always be on giving my clients the very best illustration and collaborative experience that I can.