How to start taking commissions. Step 1: DON’T
Now I know that sounds harsh, but in most cases, it’s true.
You’re not ready to start selling your art.
Fair warning this is not actually a guide on how to sell commissions. It’s why you probably shouldn’t.
After having to explain this so many times to so many people, I decided to lay it all out for people in one post. Now let’s begin.
Ask yourself this: WHY do I want to start taking commissions?
If your answer is one of the following:
Because I see other people doing it so why not
Because I’m broke and need money
Because I think it will help me get better at art
Then congratulations, you should probably NOT TAKE COMMISSIONS!
I know that DA has glorified the prospect of making money off of something you love to do, but heed my warning young ones:
Taking commissions hastily without knowing what you are doing