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On 04/02/2007 at 12:02, xxxxxxxx wrote:
Can't speak for Arndt and Samir, but I'd consider this a full time living. Income has been good enough combined with partner's to start actually upgrading the house, paying credit cards, and wearing socks without holes. :)
In my case, the prospective number of C4D users is smaller due to the niche state of my plugins - can't charge them for every update. A well priced, written, supported plugin that has features many want could garner enough income to live comfortably for a couple years - in which time you could develop one or more plugins.
In that sense, plugin dev is more of a commercial/freelance market than a commercial business. There are some companies that do this as a business (Greenworks, Reiss-Studio, e-On (though they do have that other minor product Vue something or other)). ;)
As a beginning, I wouldn't go into it expecting to make a living at it. Go into it with your goals and see what transpires.