I've been thinking on things for a while and some recent changes I've done on YouTube (new account for certain type of videos, cleaning up of videos on old account) brought some things to the forefront of my mind.
For a long time I've considered taking on a paid-request/commission or two every now and then at $5/hour/suit (so 5x1-hour suits = $25. 1x5-hour suit = $25. 5x5-hour suits = $125) to try and justify spending time on an art form I've lost a lot of fun in due to politics inside a certain fandom, and due to my general decline in interest of the newer Power Rangers seasons.
The time I would be spending on doing pixel suits (either commission or personal projects) is typically time I can better spend working on my videos and YT channels.
It has gotten to the point where depending on how things go, I might look at providing my Toku review & live-reaction videos on YT via Patreon, as so I don't have to risk loosing my channel/s to copy-wrong enforcer bots when it comes to possible monetisation of videos to recoup the time sunk into recording, editing and encoding the videos (which can take an absurdly long time depending on the program and rendering settings) then having my system and internet be otherwise useless for even checking mail whilst the damn video takes upto (or even over) 8 hours to get its arse online.
I've considered goals like $50/week to cover the food/drink that goes into producing a video, $300-350/week to cover my usual bills (power, water, phone/net), $500-1000/week would help me not have to deal with arseholes in disability trying to get me to find a "job" (though I'm unemployable in conventional workplaces), and work towards things like a better lifestyle. But those are just ideas that rely on folks being willing to pay for what I produce as Patreon is a VOLUNTARY pay service.
I'll still keep putting up Let's Play videos around once or twice a month at the minimum, but for the more post-production intensive stuff (such as the Toku stuff) if I'm going to be putting out more than once every 6-8 weeks I'm honestly gonna need a good incentive to work on them and not just play more video games.
Also, to those who would try and complain about me taking money for something that would be "using bases" as a starting point - You're not paying me for the style of the work, you're paying my for MY TIME put into work you either don't have the patience or experience to make. If the maker/s of a base I use for a particular commission request a small kickback for coming up with the base in the first place (like, 10% per item commissioned from me), then all they would need to send me a note about it and I'd be happy to send them the kickback over Paypal - IF requested and IF I take the commissions in the first place.