There's a great new funding platform called Patreon. It basically uses people to fund an artist to continue their work, to keep the motivation happening, and so that the funded artists no longer need to rely so much on day jobs...they can focus on their art. There are already a few great game designers who've taken to it, and a few map illustrators as well (i'm looking at you Dyson).
I'm thinking that it might be a good way to keep motivated about map tutorials if I take on a Patreon account for myself...map tutorials will be released for free here on the blog, and maybe over on the Vulpinoid studios website. Any accumulated Patreon funds will go towards getting a print run happening for the final collection of tutorials.