Like most professional icon designers, I am happiest when I am making icons. I also make a signficant portion of my income from selling icons on marketplaces like Iconfinder, The Noun Project, Flaticon, and others. Because the icon designer’s product is licensing our creations instead of selling our time, we make more money when we make more products. But the tedious, time-consuming tasks required to to get our products onto the various marketplaces takes away from our productivity. If we spend our own time doing it, that is time we are not creating products. If we have someone else do it, it cuts into our take-home pay.