I always wanted to ask this of /ic/
Memes aside what is the point when you have "made it"? I get the impression that most consider that you made it when you are financially supported from your art reliably and in long term. But what is that exactly?
Like one could say that when you get paid for drawing but that is extremely vague. Like even professionals that worked for big time companies do not have guaranteed incomes because they can loose their jobs. Plus many are hired on project basis. So even someone had worked at some major company but quit after X year does that mean he didn't make it?
Or you made it when you have a certain amount of followers and a good income at Patreon? That is even more uncertain seeing how a fanbase is an fickle thing and how these days Patreon can just ban you for no reason for something you have done years ago.
Or does it mean that you have your own family like wife/husband and kids and are able to support them with reasonable living standard and you have a decent family life. Granted if you are here on 4chan this may be questionable.
So seriously when does one actually make it?