As an artist or creative person, you can bring tremendous value to world, possibly by doing what comes naturally. Never mind if your family, co-workers, friends or signficant other does not see that fact. Right now, we're are talking about YOU and YOUR creative life, not theirs. And if you want to be paid for your creations, you should get paid. Look at this video for an uncommon approach to compensation.
Here is a link to the video: http://bit.ly/MSZLm2