I didn’t do as good as @feaker did on DistroKid, I made .34 cents. It was kind of neat to see your stuff on Amazon and iTunes, but I got over that. I’m sure @Cristina does better as she makes an effort to have a real presence online. You have a good following on SoundCloud, so maybe that’ll translate to more streams for you. I thought I saw that SC was monetizing now? (Too lazy to look it up, sorry.)
If you want CDs without CDBaby, we made a product on Kunaki to create and sell them. It’s totally automated and pretty robotic, but FREE and it works great. Your product expires after 180 days of inactivity, and I finally let mine lapse. But I have a handful of CDs just because it’s kind of cool to have your music on a CD.
But when all is said and done, I find I prefer BandCamp. It is FREE and let’s you totally set up your webpage as you’d like, lyrics and all. You can also sell merchandise through their store. My one gripe is that is is not the most convenient for streaming. I wish it had a better interface for just playing music in a genre you like. My default for that is Pandora. What I REALLY like though is that it is free and you can totally set it up how you like. Very artist oriented.
I like SoundCloud for quick uploads and sharing stuff I’m working on, and BandCamp for my “permanent” releases. FWIW