Tips on taking commissions.
I’ve been asked for feedback on this for years, but I didn’t really know what to say? I decided to try anyway, after talking/reading about it on discord. Here are some tips for taking commissions. They’re not designed for emergency situations. These are just every day nuggets from somebody who has been doing this for a long time, and KNOWS a lot of people who have been doing this for a long time.
[*] Write a TOS. If you’re not sure what to put on it, look at what other artists have done.
[*] If possible, start small. Try doing something simple like ten dollar icons. It’s less risky for the buyer and less risky for you. You’ll appreciate the low pressure when you hit a learning curve.
[*] Be up front about when and how you intend to do edits. Again, I cannot stress this enough, start simple. Give yourself time to learn to deal with a few curve balls before you delve into big stuff.
[*] Talk to ar