This guide was written a little over three years ago, so it was in need of an overhaul. With more commissions under my belt, I feel I'm more justified in writing this guide for newbies who are wanting to sell their skills but have no idea where to start.
If pricing is more what you're looking for, we have a guide on that as well! You can view it by following this link: http://fav.me/d94aojg
The Important Things
When you're considering to sell your skills, there's something you should ask yourself: Why am I opening up commissions? Do you want to get more experience when it comes to writing another person's ideas, or simply for the fun you get from writing and hey, if you get extra money on the side, that's awesome too? Perhaps you need the money to pay for unexpected expenses or the joys of adulthood, aka bills. This is something that not will not only reflect what you price your writing, but also how much enjoyment you'll get from bringing a commissioner's ideas to life.