That's how it's supposed to work.
I did two things recently. First, I prettied up my text to the next level. Yay, me. That helped the professionalism of my books. The other was to publish The Trope Team.
It's very rewarding to see someone churn through my output, even if it's all the cheap stuff. That tells me that I've done something right. That tells me that one person out there found the stories rewarding enough to buy, and then buy more.
One reader found, thousands yet to go.