The universe sings a magical tune
as mystic lights leads us through the night
and our dreamtime companions guide us on our way.
Tips for Starting Commissions I was thinking about my last journal, where I asked why everyone and their cat wanted to sell commissions so badly. I recieved some really insightful answers.Tips for Starting Commissions by K-Koji
I also had a lot of people asking me "How much should I charge for my work?"
I'll add a Disclaimer right here in front, as for whatever reason, something always offends someone :iconstunplz: . So I'll start off by saying, this is just my personal journal, and I'm just one person who has some experience with this. I'm not making a judgment on who should sell what, just writing some things I have personally learned along the way.
Well that's out of the way :iconyodawgplz:
So most artists starting off go through a period of confusion on how to price work. They get a lot of suggestions, or theories from well-meaning people such as:
"Artists always undervalue themselves. Don't charge less than minimum wage per hour"
This is true, and I agree. However, unfortunately,
An Observation of deviantARTI've come across many complaints in posts or journals or comment threads from people concerning their lack of visitors or comments.An Observation of deviantART by ProjectComment
One friend in particular compared my stats to theirs, wondering why my page views and such were so much higher when they had been on dA far longer than me, and at the time had just as many deviations.
I'll tell you all the same thing I told them:
Put yourself out there.
If all you do is post things on your own page, whether it be art, writing or journals, or reply to comments made on your own work, the only people who will ever know about it are those who are already watching you or the few who stumble across your work during searches.
You know the old adage 'what goes around, comes around'? It's true. Take it to heart and put it to use.
You want visitors to come to your page? Visit other pages. Your name appears on their visitor list and they may get curious.
You want comments? Comment elsewhere and your comment may garner replies. If your comment
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Current Residence: In my imaginary worlds.
Favourite style of art: Almost everything
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