I think of it like contracting. Sometimes, when the economy's good, people will buy a little something. xD When people lose interest, it goes bye bye.
And when it's in demand, you're the only person to do the job, so you have tons of jobs to do. >.>
Basically what you said except the building/contracting version.
My p button is freaking out right now.
every new line, there should be a p.
For me, once BB left, all the other good spriters left too because they liked BB and now it's totally dead. D:
If you try and make a shop, it either gets way too many requests or dies the second day.