Check this out.
Don’t let your brain latch onto that, “$30k for a bathtub is ridiculous,” or “Eat the rich” dismissal.
Instead, consider for a moment, someone willing to painstakingly put that much effort into making a product that remarkable can ask that kind of money for it. And people will pay that price.
It’s worth mentioning, if you want to make $1,000,000, you can:
A) Sell one person one thing for $1,000,000,
B) Sell 1,000,000 people something for $1,
C) Or anything in between
So let me ask you this, rather than see that article as further proof of some pessimistic worldview (I struggle with it too, friend), take it as evidence there is a market for low volume, highly customized, and bespoke products and services—you know, the kind of stuff YOU’D want to make.
What if you put 100-plus hours into building something from scratch?
Think you could sell it for $30,000? (Or would you decide to keep it?)
Now think about THIS: There’s 52 weeks in a year.
What if you spent just two hours a week building something that mattered to you?
Assuming you took a couple weeks off, you could put 100 hours into it.
100 hours. Spent making one thing to the best of your ability.
Probably turn out pretty incredible, right?
And you could sell it for $30,000.
Two hours a week.
That you really care about.
That could earn you an extra five figures.
But you miss the boat if you let your brain take the lazy way out.