To hear that you only get offered 20-30 bucks shock's me, you need to enter art contest, with prizes, they usually give you a percentage of the price it is bought for. Because at most shows things like this go for 200 bucks easy.
Look for local coffee shops or restaurants that hangs peoples artwork for sale. Some doesn't even take commission but required you to donate to charity, also try local art galleries, you will be surprised. Online? Not really all the great, you need to plan and advertise and work at it.
My town in Michigan has about 1900 people and a blinking yellow light. But if you drive 45 mins there is bound to be something else. But of coz, if you tell me there is nothing around I believe you because I don't live there. But if, there is something, a little further away, it might still worth your while. Just trying to help!
lol 35 here ha ha
I would love to do this instead of factory work so I do understand I taught myself to draw like this. I also have a trade school degree in Commercial Arts but no jobs in my area for this kind of work anymore. So now I am teaching myself photoshop. I have a couple of good pieces.