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Where Does The Money Go?

By Mike de Sousa
January 8, 2021

Income is generated by Art Lover VIP to support its aims in one of three ways:

  • Direct Digital Downloads at Art Lover VIP

  • Patreon Subscriptions

  • Redbubble Merchandise

This income supports a range of costs associated with maintaining the free availability of online publications devoted to social issues and artistic presentation by making the following freely available: eBooks, art, music, literature, and photography as an artform. A catalogue of these works are available in list form at My Creative Estate:

No advertising or commercial links appear on publications associated with Art Lover VIP.


The following is a summary of cost areas associated with Art Lover VIP.

Online Publications

  • Hosting for multiple websites:;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

  • Domain Name Renewals and management.

  • Domain Name Redirects.

    Domain name redirection is a cost effective way to direct traffic. For example, redirects to, and redirects traffic to

    There are very many domain names that redirect traffic towards online publications associated with Art Lover VIP.

  • Tailwind User Interface Components. Visual Styling for websites and apps using HTML and CSS.

  • GreenSock JavaScript Animation Platform for website and creative use.

  • Library of Web Design Components for website development.

  • Live Code HTML Development.

Software As A Service

Art Lover VIP uses online tools that provide Software as a Service (SaaS) that aid in development, publishing, administration, and management.

  • Email Services: SMTP; Subscriber; Design.

  • Support Help Desk and Ticketing.

  • Compliance Service for Aiding Accessibility.

  • Dedicated Legal Compliance Service For Website.

  • Legal Compliance Service for General Data Protection and Policies under GDPR, IAB, TCF, CCPA etc.

  • Regular Security Auditing for Web Servers.

  • Feedback, Roadmap, and Announcement Service.

  • Push Notifications.

  • App Integration Service that links different services together.

  • Web Form and Survey Processing Services.

  • Verifiable Certificates and Badges for Art Lover VIP Supporters.

  • SEO Services.

  • Image, Design, and Video Resource Services.

  • Secure Cloud Storage, Backup, and Transmission.

  • Website Analytics across all Art Lover VIP publications to review and improve page performance.

  • Website Monitoring provides round the clock checks for availability, errors, and performance across Art Lover VIP publications.

  • Website Change Notification Service checks updates to privacy policies, tax, and other mission critical information.

  • Promotional Services offer competitions and incentives to support Art Lover VIP.

  • Link shortening service to better share content in a variety of settings.

  • Social Proof notification and widget services for the delivery of targeted content.

  • Creative Speech Service used for creative projects.

  • Social Network Support Services for easier management of multiple social networks.

  • Secure Digital Meetings Service that conforms to ISO 27001 Certification.

  • App Development Services.


Windows and Apple software programs assist with the creation, development, and publication of art, music, literature, photography, and ideas that are associated with Art Lover VIP. As the workflow is complex depending on the task, and very many programs are used, the following list presents the general areas were software tools are used.

  • Art and Design.

  • Music.

  • Illustration.

  • Photography.

  • Web Design.

  • Publishing.

  • 3D.

  • Video.

  • Live Code Application Development: Windows; Apple; HTML.

  • Administration and Office.

  • Utilities.


Hardware costs are kept relatively low.

  • Apple Computer for Music Creation and Production.

  • Windows Computer for Website Development and all other tasks.

  • Workstation Music Keyboard.

  • Music Studio Headphones, Monitoring, and Accessories.

  • An array of SSD drives for music libraries and composition.

  • External hard drives for local backup.

  • Keyboards and Office Accessories.


A modest allocation of US$10 per hour for Mike's time to create, curate, design, manage, and publish existing and new work that is published for all to enjoy online.

You may also be interested reading the article Money and Artists which discusses Art Lover VIP income, profit, and presents a comparison of personnel costs.

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