Change on commissions rates.
Starting from now, I’m keeping my US$15/hour rate when payed hourly and using a $20/hour rate for individual pieces.
This doesn’t affect earlier commissions and projects I still haven’t got around to finish.
So, you basically can pay me for my skills in 4 different ways:
- Fixed price commissions.
The usual quick commission slots.
If I say “5 slots for coloured sketches, $20 each!” I’ll charge you $20 and that’s it.
When: When slots are open on this kind of commission and you want one xD
- Quote-based commissions.
You write to me with the specs of what you want done and I give you back a quote.
I calculate quotes based on how long I think things will take me, so the raised price is to cover for the (usual) extra time that it may take me to get it done beyond what I estimated.
When: If you have only one or two pieces of art in mind and nothing else in the foreseeable future, or if you have a fixed budget.
- Prepaid time commissions.
Basically, you pre-pay my time. One hour, two hours, 10 hours.
You and I discuss what you want me to draw in that time and I’ll spend exactly that much time working on it.
If I’m unable to finish it during that time, you just buy more time :)
When: if you have a relatively fixed weekly/monthly budget and you’re not worried about paying a bit more for things to get done.
Also if you want me to do my *very very* best and you don’t mind waiting/paying more for it.
- Workload commissions*.
This is like Time-based commissions, but instead it’s post-paid.
I draw whatever you need me to draw, I log my time, and at the end of the week/month I let you know how much you owe me and you pay me.
When: If you know you’ll be commissioning me often (or a lot for a while) and you can spare the money.
Or if you just want me to get carried away and spend whatever time I want and you’re willing to pay me that much.
*This one is only for trusted clients.
This is to avoid all the problems I’ve had lately with my hour estimations. I calculate 2 hours and it takes me 3, or 4… and I end up with a cramped schedule and getting behind schedule with everything.
Raising my fixed and quote prices will help cover for that extra time, while the time-based commissions will keep being less stressful for me as usual.
Patreon discounts apply for these rates, btw.
Sorry for all the trouble >:
Now, back to try to finish my pendings.