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When selling your work...

Journal Entry: Fri May 31, 2013, 4:37 AM
Keep in mind this:

800 points = around $10.

400 points = around $5

40 points = ¢50

Do you really want to spend a long amount of time on a drawing only to receive the equivalent of half a dollar?

If you want to share things for cheap or free because you enjoy doing it than by all means do so, but what I'm saying is, don't under value yourself, and for the love of god don't do commissions for 5 or 10 points. You're working for next to nothing if you do that.

What you need to do is find a good place to sell your art so you can sell it at a reasonable fair price that's fair to both you and the buyer. There are places around on dA for this.

Commissions-R-Us say that "A group dedicated to helping people in the search of commissions to be made, allowing them to find somebody to request a commission from deviants at different ways to pay, such as using the Deviantart Points, paypal, etc.

We also have a Priority Commission List for those who are in need of money! Please check them out! "

Maybe could try checking them and others out.

Seems ridiculous that people are doing such hard work for only a few cents change like a child from years gone by doing chores for pocket money.

Article by NicolasSarkozy.

DeviantArt Point Calculator by charfade

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lilbuc90 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
yea I agree with this
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Saiyakupo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
People that refuse to pay money for art because 'they work their butt off for their money' don't understand that it also takes work do to art, and no not 'just anyone' can do it. It takes years of work to learn it and hours of work to do it if you know how. And yes, if it's something that someone else tells you to draw, then it CAN BECOME WORK and therefore not fun. Work is work. You get payed to work, you pay someone to work. All is fair. Don't pay someone with poop just because you don't take the energy to think about the fact that they actually work. If you don't want to pay someone to work, then don't ask them to do do it in the first place. Please and thx. The end. |D
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
THIS!!
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Saiyakupo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Thank youuuuu~ XD
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
This is the whole reason I charge money for my art rather than points. I had no idea what points were worth at all, and this shows just how much I overestimated their value.
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LuVjA Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
This is really helpful. If I'll ever decide to do commissions, I'll keep this in mind, hehe. ^^
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VioletLinked Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I draw colored lines for 5 points a piece.
I know, I know, It's a pretty steep offer.
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LordDunjie Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This being said, feel free to check out my page! I will gladly do commissions!
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Aikodea Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for putting this up, it really needed to be said.

I think pricing is really difficult. I'm well aware of what points equal, and try to price accordingly, but it seems like nobody wants to buy. It makes me worry that my prices are too high. I'm not sure what my work is worth though, and it is probably brought down in value by the fact that its traditional and not digital. So pricing is really difficult for me.

I'm glad you mentioned that group though, I think I will go check them out. Perhaps I just don't have enough exposure? That and my info is in a journal since I haven't had time to make a chart...maybe I should do that.

Anywho thank you for doing this. While I do not know what to price my art as, I do know many people underprice, and I hope this helps some people. ^^
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ShilaDaLioness Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is amazing! You could easily sell those chibis for at least $10 a piece ^^ And even more for your more detailed work :)
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