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It's been a while since I last did some sort of survey/ request feedback on prices. 2015 I think was the last one (making them through journals def. has it's perks)
Though since I've been simply editing this price list: Commission price list instead of making a new one when doing changes, I can't tell when the last time was I made any big ones >:I
Like I know that going over 50$ was a bigger decision, but that was about it,, so yeah my range is currently 15$-60$.
But most of all; would it even be ok to change them around right now? You might know that I currently have a waiting list with names only (I would never consider changing prices for people who already are in the process of ordering a commission :noes:!!) And I always prefix my notification to them, when I let them know that I'd be ready for theirs; that they can back out anytime, and request more time indefinitely.

I wouldn't mind even waiting to make this review journal until after the waiting list is done, the issue is simply that it will definitely take at least 2 months to go through the currently 60 people on the list ( and that's based on wether if I manage to draw 1 comm a day, and that people ask 1 comm per person (they are absolutely allowed to ask for more, no problem ))
So with that in mind, you might undestand that I'd simply just go ahead and ask about it now. because I dont like sitting on thoughts and open questions

And the more I think about the less I feel like actually changing anything midway through :I so this actually might just be to gauge general thoughts and opinions to apply much later in time, and maybe at best add another commission option or smth??

So yeah! What are your thoughts on changing things? yes/no/hellno/do whatever

Thoughts that are going through my head on the topic:
Raising the prices of the more energy draining commissions might motivate some people to pick simpler ones, thus speeding up the process of the list ??((btw; if you give me the power to choose between simple and complex, thank you kindly, but I will definitely pick complex, because I'm stubborn like that and know that I'll artistically improve more from the energy draining ones))  //  If I were doing limited slot lists, with extra waiting lists on the side; waiting it out would lead to no change ever being made // but it's also bordering on being unethical????

Ok but you know what, I'm irritated that I didn't think to do so sooner; I counted how many commissions I've actually finished since I started the list ( which was July 11th) and it's 34 :I That's now 3 months ago, so it's basically one commission every third day (I can do better than that!!! >:0 )
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Kerlasia Featured By Owner Edited Dec 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EDIT: Oops just realized this is an old journal, lol.

Yeah, I would definitely raise your prices considerably way before you get to 60 people in your queue. I personally raise my prices little by little until my order frequency becomes something manageable. I used to feel guilty about raising prices, but honestly, if you are getting orders at all, that means there are people willing to pay that price for the work you do. It's completely justified imo.
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BelovedBeast Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I would pay 10 dollars more.

I would up it at least by that much. especially if you are busy

I would love to get another one by you
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Mollish Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are so incredibly talented, Remarin!! You definitely should raise your prices - your work is 100% deserving of more funds! Even if you don't raise the price of all of them, at least do so for the ones that cause you the most stress. You deserve at least that much!!! It'll help to take a load off of your back, too!
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OMWOS Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017
I agree with so many, you should definitely raise your prices. I don't know how long it takes to do a commission from start to finish, but if broke it down to a hourly wage, it would be less them min. wage. So many artists undercharge themselves to appeal to a wider range of people, but if this is going to be a (main?) source of income, you have to think about yourself and how much your art is worth. And your art is always worth more than you think.
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useless-machine Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017
wow, a 60-person line??! that's amazing! you should definitely up your prices for the simple reason of supply and demand alone! there's no need to strain yourself over having to put out such a large quantity of commission art when you could easily be making the same money with higher prices.

I don't know if this is a universal experience, but as I increased my own commission prices I found that the commissioners remaining in the price bracket I set were requesting more complete, complex scenes. probably something to do with how cost relates to perceived value - if your prices more reflect your current skill level, it makes sense you'll get commissions for bigger pieces! I noticed a big increase in my own artistic growth, as well, after challenging myself with the complex scenes I was being presented with. getting paid to learn is a pretty nice thing ;9

the world of freelancing is always a tricky one to navigate..... I wish you luck in finding a balance of cost and workload that works for you!
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PsychoticRat Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I say go for it. You've thought about it a lot and definitely weighed your choices. Seems pretty clear to me. Do the thing. Change the prices!
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bloominglove Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017
Your prices are the only ones that ever made me consider buying a commission because they are so cheap. haha But compared to other artists with similar skill level, your prices are defiantly on the low side. I've learned that the more popular the artist, the higher their prices become. I think you are pretty popular already. Some of your commission could even go over $100. Raising everything (except your basic headshots) up about $10-$20+ more may be a bit more balanced. But that'd leave me out of the running for commissioning you. XD

Doing one commission a day?? You are such a hard worker (and fast). I see people doing maybe 2 a week? Plus, you may become tried of doing them everyday and might take a mini break or do some personal art. So give yourself some leeway.
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Remarin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Student
I'm hoping to slowly get used to working on commissions as if it's a full time job, and to fill up normal daily working hours I'd even had to turn it into 2 commissions a day w@"" it certainly would be neat if I ever managed that, since that would mean that I would go through my list double as fast ( and that I could pat myself on the shoulder for doing things the adult way™ ) but don't worry, I would still keep some lower priced commissions, with some new additions as alternatives for the pricey ones as well :0
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DrakeTheAngel Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017
At the time being, I’m mostly looking for refs, but raising the prices would be okay. ^^
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XiliansFan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Student General Artist
Coming from someone who could probably only afford the lowest price, you should raise your prices. Your work has improved, and you do astounding pieces! Not to mention you make the speedpaint videos, which are always fun to watch! Like everyone else said, don't sell yourself short, you doing amazing work that deserves proper prices :) (Smile) 
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Rahkali Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Raise your prices, for sure. At least some of them. I know the first time I commissioned you they were even less than they are now and it was nice because I didn't have a job at the time, so I could afford it, but gosh you sell yourself so short, as previous commenter mentioned. 

I also don't think you'll lose too many people, and if you do, that's ok! The extra little bit per piece will make up in the long run and you'll be more satisfied with it in the end. c:
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Remarin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Student
Thank you!! Yeah I think the fullbody I last did for you was 25$??
It's the line between wanting to be affordable to people my age or younger, and wanting to treat it like a proper job :0
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LumiDoge Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Your prizes are very affordable but the quality of your work definitely deserves more! You might lose some customers but you should raise your prizes at least a little bit ^^
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WinterCritter Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017
I think you could raise your prices, but you may lose some commissioners who cannot afford a lot. Your art is definitely awesome, so I think you should be payed what you think is fair to yourself.
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Remarin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Student
Thank you!! I would keep the low prices the same (a simple headshot would still be 15$ for example) and even add alternatives to the fancier stuff as well! I can imagine that like a sketched/messy version of my painterly experimental commissions would be really fun to do :0 Like trying out the style artists use for thumbnails or actual speedpaintings
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DeathKylin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm on the waiting list and TRUST ME, You need to raise your prices. You have been selling yourself short for your, work for what you deserve. If you do, all I'll do is put more money aside.

You're is definitely worth more than what's it priced, that you'll definitely earning more along the way. ♡
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Remarin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Student
Thank you very much!!!<33 And I've only been changing the prices bit by bit over the years, so it wouldn't be a massive leap this time either (I'd be weirded out myself if I were to suddenly raise my art's value by anything more than 20$+)
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DeathKylin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I mean, your full pieces are worth well over 100+$
I feel like you are selling yourself short but when I come around on the waiting list I'll be sure to put aside what I'd like to pay you for a full piece.

Your work is gorgeous and I can tell a lot of love and skill is put into it. ♡

So definitely try to raise your prices
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AzorART Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Student Digital Artist
You could consider making YCHs (your character here), it's in general better for the artist because they get to choose the pose and the background
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Remarin Featured By Owner Edited Oct 15, 2017  Student
Yeahh I haven't explored them that much yet, and definitely will do more with YCHs, but I want to wait a bit till the list isn't as massive anymore owo" My wishful thinking is still that I'll improve my productivity to an extend so that I'll be able to finish the list before this year is over
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AzorART Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Alright. I wish you good luck with that :)
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