Posts tagged commissions
Commission at your own risk, and be as patient as possible! And if it wasn’t an expensive commission to begin with, simply check on the artist from time to time, maybe send them a note or two. If you never even paid, then you don’t even have to worry about anything. :/
This is also true, while getting things done in a timely manner, as a commissioner a time should always be discussed. You can only blame yourself if you don’t demand sufficient information.
nikki0417 asked: Hey, I was browsing through artist-confessions and saw your recent post about commissions and how you got more opportunities by changing your marketing approach. You said you went scavenging for opportunities everyday. I was just wondering where you went scavenging. XD Are there any specific websites you went to or anything? I'm curious since the commissions I get tend to be few and far between (to be fair, I haven't been as aggressive since I started working 2 jobs).
Mhhm, admittedly I set myself up quite a few places, but the ones I generally have gotten most of my commissions from.
1. Fiverr, it’s a place based around 5$ schemes, however, the thing about it is I’ve gotten a lot of returning customers, who buy multiple things. Most people expect to buy more then 5$ worth of things, but they don’t want to pay too much out of their pocket, so they go here first.
I remember my first customer on there pretty much paid me around 35$ worth of commissions cause they kept coming back to…basically finish the picture. Also to buy more things.
Only one catch though, they take 1$ off of every job. So instead of making 5$, you make 4$.
And when you transfer it to paypal, paypal takes a snippet of some cash too.
So far I’ve done 17 gigs, so 17$ has been taken away. But in total I’ve made 68$ so far otherwise.
While in hindsight it’s pretty unsavory, if you understand how to use it, it’s a really clever way to make fast cash ;)
Heres my page, if you wanna see how I set it up.
2) Surprisingly, Gaiaonline. My first 100$ commission came, from someone on gaia. They would have never found me otherwise. Thing about it is, you’ve gotta be careful and pay attention. You can’t make a topic selling only irl commissions, you can only go after people willing to buy rl commissions.
Gaia has this retarded rule about not selling things for RL cash because it takes away from the “game” experience. But they aren’t opposed to someone offering irl cash. Loopholes mofo. The forum I’d trend on most is, Art Requests.
Basically, look for anything on the topic that says the words “RL, RLC, IRL, and obviously Real life cash”
3) And Finally, DA’s Job offers forum,
I put this one last because I generally haven’t gotten the majority of my commissions from here. But the ones I have, have given me a decent amount. Theres a lot of regulars on that forum, and you’ve got to be careful. A lot of companies scam novice and gullible artists into underselling their efforts. The same of course can happen on fiverr, but people literally flock to dA to do that.
This is where a lot of freelancers come too, so be prepared to suck in your pride, because you’ve got a lot of competition. And you can’t be afraid of getting denied. Its nothing personal, its business.
I consider my commission prices more than fair. I recently even halved my prices and people still tell me it’s too much. I’m not going to throw away my self respect and charge less than a dollar for 3-5 hours of work. That’s just not right.
submitted by -demonchick25
The only way to counter deflation is to stay true.
Don’t fall below the belt and give in, because any one worth a damn will know 5$ and less for a commission is shit. :U