Hey I was wondering if you had any tutorials or advice about payment methods/practices for freelance artists doing commissions on paypal? or maybe other websites artists tend to use? I'm looking at doing a trial run of commissions, but I'm not sure how to go about doing it.

artiststoolbox:

Hey there! Here’s our commission tag which has some good info. :) 

Here are some tips I can offer as a mod:

  • Don’t stress too much about pricing your work!! Set your rates at a price you think you deserve. Don’t let yourself be turned away from charging a fair amount because you’re afraid people won’t buy it. Most of the time people are coming to you with money in their budget for a commission. 
  • Get paid up front. Thankfully, this is pretty rare in my own experiences, but I have heard stories of friends who give the buyer their art, and then have a hell of a hard time getting in contact with them after for payment. It causes unnecessary stress and irritation, and most people won’t mind paying up front anyways. 
  • On that note, Make sure you are GETTING paid. It’s very exciting when you get a message from someone who wants to recruit you for what seems like a big project, but please be wary. Don’t let the haze of “oh my god, someone wants to pay me for my work?!’ get in the way of thinking critically. Don’t feel like you’re a greedy jerk for asking about payment. And most of the time, you shouldn’t do business with someone who repeatedly dodges the question when it comes up. 
  • This is a sort of personal preference, but I would suggest using your email instead of the tumblr askbox. Tumblr’s ask box does occasionally eat ask messages, and it’s good to be able to have a record of what was requested of you as the artist, how much was agreed on as payment, and what references you were given (if any). You can use Xkit’s outbox function to have a record of messages you’ve sent to other people or messages you’ve replied privately to, but in my opinion it’s a good idea to not depend on that kind of thing. 

As for good websites, I myself have had success on Tumblr and Reddit (/r/animalcrossing to be specific) and I’ve heard Furrafinity, is very good since people on that site are always looking for artists to draw their Ocs. However I’m not good at drawing furry art so I’ve never tried it myself. 

If you’re looking to sell prints, Redbubble, Society6 and Storeenvy are all good options, and I can write another post about the differences I know of (though keep in mind I dont have a lot of experience with these sites at all) if you’d like :) 

Hope this helps!

kittywood:

New Lollipop necklaces just added to the website! 15.00$ each

Www.kittywooddesigns.com

magicalteatime:

Kawaii Eyeballs now available in the Magical Tea Time etsy shop!

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lolipossibility:

frillypinkdreams:

petitetomoyo:

truth2teatold:

Ciciworks Straw Hats

Oh my god, I really need the pink one! *w*

same here *v*

How about those wigs

mopinks:

hey guys!!  I know a lot of people wanted to buy the digital version of the DITTODEX and couldn’t do it through Gumroad, so I went ahead and put that up for sale through e-junkie TOO, why not??

a collection of goofy goopy versions of the first 251(+1) pokemon!  it’s fun!

you can buy it RIGHT HERE for a minimum price of $4!

Use the code “kittens” for 15% off and the next order will get two free bows in order!
kimbarose:

To promote our upcoming Alpaca Parade Series, and to celebrate the opening of our shop, we are going to be giving away a pink jumbo alpaca plushie! To enter, you must do the following things! 1. Like our facebook page 2. Share this image 3. Comment on this image And as an added bonus, any purchases made before feb 29th will recieve an EXTRA chance to win! Winner will be announced March 1st! Good Luck!! Fb page: https://www.facebook.com/TrulyDarlingBoutiqueSS

kimbarose:

To promote our upcoming Alpaca Parade Series, and to celebrate the opening of our shop, we are going to be giving away a pink jumbo alpaca plushie!

To enter, you must do the following things!
1. Like our facebook page
2. Share this image
3. Comment on this image

And as an added bonus, any purchases made before feb 29th will recieve an EXTRA chance to win!

Winner will be announced March 1st! Good Luck!!
Fb page: https://www.facebook.com/TrulyDarlingBoutiqueSS

sugar-party:

mochioni:

My fabric still needs some tweaking and work- but Elegy and I finally have a sample of my first print and collaboration! Spooky Cookie! I’m so proud to finally see this put together! It will be available as soon as I can work out some quirks. Color will be black, in option of pink chiffon accents, or black chiffon accents. Please support Elegy Clothing and I on facebook if you like this! https://www.facebook.com/MochiOnihttps://www.facebook.com/elegyclothing

LOOK AT MY FRIENDS AMAZING DRESS ISNT THAT THE CUTEST THING EVER AHHH

sugar-party:

mochioni:

My fabric still needs some tweaking and work- but Elegy and I finally have a sample of my first print and collaboration! Spooky Cookie! I’m so proud to finally see this put together! It will be available as soon as I can work out some quirks. Color will be black, in option of pink chiffon accents, or black chiffon accents. Please support Elegy Clothing and I on facebook if you like this! 
https://www.facebook.com/MochiOni
https://www.facebook.com/elegyclothing

LOOK AT MY FRIENDS AMAZING DRESS ISNT THAT THE CUTEST THING EVER AHHH

sugar-party:

Yay! We raised $180 for the ASPCA. Thank you all for participating! I’m shipping out the last orders in a bit. Remaining charms will just be sold at the next con I attend. 
(hey maybe I will ask work if they can match it because thats pretty cool!)
<3

sugar-party:

Yay! We raised $180 for the ASPCA. Thank you all for participating! I’m shipping out the last orders in a bit. Remaining charms will just be sold at the next con I attend. 

(hey maybe I will ask work if they can match it because thats pretty cool!)

<3

sugar-party:

sugar-party:

My Neighbor Totoro Cameo’s for the ASPCA available at Catscratch! All profits from these charms go to the ASPCA to help rescue animals. All orders of $15 or more before shipping will receive a free gift! :)

Last call to place your order for this week! I’m shipping out the first set of orders in a few hours. 

sugar-party:

My Neighbor Totoro Cameo’s for the ASPCA available at Catscratch! All profits from these charms go to the ASPCA to help rescue animals. All orders of $15 or more before shipping will receive a free gift! :)

Like my Artist Facebook Page!

moonprismpwr:

moonprismpwr:

Kawaii Eyes Giveaway!

The holidays are here and I’ve been long overdue for another giveaway! PinkyParadise.com was having a huge blowout sales on lenses, so I picked some up for one lucky winner as well as some other fabulous eye-candy from DollyWink cosmetics. These have all been ordered today (11/29/13) so I am timing my giveaway to end in in 4 weeks, enough time for the products to arrive.

The Prizes:

  • 1 Pair GEO Princess Mimi Sesame Gray Lenses
  • 1 Pair GEO Princess Mimi Apple Green
  • 1 DollyWink Eyelash Fix in Black
  • 1 Box (2 pairs + glue) DollyWink Eyelashes in Nr. 11 “Pure Sweet”

TO WIN:

  • Must be following me (I check!)
  • No giveaway blogs
  • Reblogs only, though you may like the post for reference!
  • Open ask box so I may contact you if you win
  • If you are under 18, please have your parent/guardians permission to give your address should you win

GIVEAWAY ENDS ON JANUARY 3, 2014

Winner will be given 3 days to reply or I choose another winner

Winner will be announced on my blog

GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS! <3

Last day guys, Ill be randomly selecting the winner tomorrow at 3 pm EST

sugar-party:

My wooden Totoro cameo charms! These will be available for the ASPCA donation event soon C:

sugar-party:

My wooden Totoro cameo charms! These will be available for the ASPCA donation event soon C: