Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.
Don’t be too quick to monetize gifts and talents especially at a developing/foundational level. This level comes with sacrifice and free ministrations. At this level, you don’t place a price tag on your value and even if you will place one, it must be so minute. The beginning days are advertising days! Free teachings, free ministrations, free expression of gift and graces (with little or no compensation or honorarium). This is the price you pay for beginning days. However, you have no idea what you are doing to yourself. At this stage, you can spend much for transportation and they give you lesser amount as compensation… Don’t worry, it is part of the experiences of the beginning days. Great models today will tell you that there was once upon a time when they we’re discharging their gifts and talent for free with little or no returns. I could remember basket mouth (a comedian) saying he would beg for them to give him just 5 mins to crack some jokes but now, he’ll charge you according to his value and model standard. A day is also coming when the world will reward you for your consistency and the value you have built. Do not place much returns on the beginning days! They are days of gaining grounds, days of establishment and days of advertisement.
Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
Rise before you pride your gifts!
God bless you! Be an overcomer.