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Looking for some opinions.

Posted by raptorbricks - June 22nd, 2018


Recently, I’ve been considering setting up an additional source of income for my art stuff recently as my main job probably isn’t going to be enough to keep me going after summer (The joys of working a weather dependant zero-hour contract job) and it would be nice to not have to take on any more winter jobs than I already do. This, combined with the fact that I would like to try and move to mainland Europe before Brexit, means that having spare money to support me could come in handy.

I have a few ideas for things, let me know your opinions on what I should use or any others you may suggest.

Commissions

This is the most likely option, considering the extra free time I have at the moment. My main ideas are sketches and small 3D models, though, I am open to suggestions. This might take a while since I’ll need to do some research into pricing first.

Ko-fi

I’ve heard some good things about Ko-Fi and, considering it seems fairly easy to set up, this one seems like a decent idea. If any of you have had any experience with the site, good or bad, let me know.

Patreon

I’m not so sure about patreon, I don’t really have much to offer as bonuses, in progress sketches already go up on my Instagram and I don’t like the idea of locking content behind a paywall, not to mention the fact that my summer work hours tend to leave me a little too exhausted to be able to put out much content. Only thing I can think of is the model files from my 3D models. This one is likely going to take a bit more planning and working out what people want.

 

Overall, just let me know what you’d like to see from me in the future. Feel free to send me a message in the replies


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my advice is to use commisions in combination with patreon. i see alot of artist do that. they usually have a kind of list. so sketches just with line art (usually by hand) are usually the less expencive and how more line art and color you put into it the more expencive it gets. that way you have a kind of ranking and choosing system for the person who you make it for. also patreon is handy. i don't think it has to profide bonusses and stuff like that but i think alot of people are willing to help you out when you say why the patreon is there. with patreon you can atleast earn a bit extra to the side and with the commisions you can do the main work but keep in mind that it takes time and effort. anyway i hope i helped out a bit and i hope you can get out of england and to the main land here in europe (like you want ^^ ) anyway i wish you the best and i hope everything will go well for you.

Thanks for the advice. Currently looking into Patreon and will look at the commisions later.