likes, feedback, positive comments and replies doesn't make you any money.
but then the amt of money earned thru playing music is not everyone's yardstick for "success", nor...as I see it, is money earned a gauge for whether mine, your's, or anyone's music is valid and worthwhile.
if i wanted to make a lot of money...i never would have chosen music as a means of doing so. for others, it's all about the dollar. don't get me wrong, i like to earn a buck as much as anyone and i will not work for peanuts (nor pizza)..... but to each his own.
congrats Schmed on all the positive feedback you've been getting on your tunes up on your Soundcloud page. In my book that IS something to feel good about and nothing to sneer at.....sharing your music with others AND getting positive feedback, that's win-win. right on. Keep 'em coming.