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Interesting article! I 'd love to hear your thoughts about this.
Why Doubling Your Rates Doubles Your Success
Ed, thanks so much. Honestly, I was surprised at how difficult it was for me to paint commissions. I never dreamed that it would be hard, but inevitably I spend 3 to 4 Xs longer on them. So unless I can charge 3-4 Xs more, I figure that it's not worth my time.
Great interview, Deby! It's very neat to learn more about you and your art. I completely understand what you mean about having a job and also not wanting to do much commission work. People ask me fairly often about freelancing and doing custom work and like you, I honestly prefer not doing it either. As I've been creating my art these past few years in addition to having fun, I'm also discovering how personal it is for me generally speaking something I enjoy doing for myself. I used to think about freelancing or illustrating other people's books, but not so much any more.
Best of luck on your new business venture!
Thank you for the replay link Deby!
And thank you for the clarification of the story!
Welcome to Artists Arise, Dan. It was an honor to do the interview with you last night. I really enjoyed it, and I was especially happy that you mentioned the patron concept. I do think that it's as needed today as it was in earlier times. The Patreon site has received great reviews and many artists are finally getting the support they've needed. It's interesting to me that the guy that started the site is a very successful musician, but he admits that even with his successes - he still struggles with the feast or famine scenario. I think that's true for many artists - even the successful ones. In the creative world finances seem to come in chunks. It takes a very disciplined person with great budget skills to stretch the funds till the next chunk comes in. This is a huge issue creatives face when making a living with their art.
Deby - I'm so delighted we stumbled on the Patreon.com discussion. What a great concept. It certainly embraces the way artists were supported in earlier times.
Thanks again for a great interview last night!
Here's the link of the replay:
Click HERE for the replay of the interview.9/23/14: In this episode, Dan interviewed …Continue
Hey Melissa and Michael. Thank you for the kind comments.
Melissa, the story was from speaking at a college in Denmark. The president said that they are warriors from birth, but the subsidies have taken the 'fight' out of the Danish people. He said that they were now lazy and he envied what we had as Americans - the will to fight for our passions.
I'm honored to be an encouragement to you. Let me know if I can help in any way.
Michael, the site is https://www.patreon.com/ I think it's fabulous!! I've actually created a page for my art, but haven't launched it yet. At first I thought . . . I'm too old for this . . . it's for younger people. Now I think . . . .what the heck . . . why not . . .
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