Owed commissions are continuing at a glacial pace at the moment as I am adjusting to things. We have received another roommate in the past week, which has crowded the house that little bit more. Around the same time, I have switched to a nocturnal sleep schedule that is more fitting for a 3rd shift (graveyard) job, and it seems to be doing wonders for me as far as sleep problems go. However, the migraines haven't exactly gotten any better.
Fortunately, they only seem to happen in triggers I have positively identified: fluorescent lights, and loud, shrill sound. Unfortunately, all of my work history involves at least one of them. I'm not sure what sort of job I can take with these in mind anymore, so I am open to suggestions while I am slow on my commissions. Someone kicked the idea at me to be a full-time gamemaster for whatever system(s), but I hardly get donations from my two biweekly BattleTech games. :P
Also open to suggestions is my commission format. I have been debating on how to better arrange how I take commissions, and one of the things I considered doing was only offering the flat rate per hour (Some artists called it "Burning pencil," I think). Some may charge $1/min, but I don't (quite) feel like my skills are this good yet, and my baseline may still remain at $12-$15 per hour. The other option was to keep the old method, introduce the new one above as an option, streamline the old one somewhat (drop airbrush because it kind of looks shitty with my lining), and increase costs somewhat on both to around 10%. Like before, no prepay, and the cheaper of the two is charged. Be aware that they are not opening again until I actually completely clear my queue.* Again, please, suggestions.
Also please, be nice, I'm under a lot of stress. Money is tight again and I don't need any blatant hostility.
* = If you really want to draw up my services at this time, not only will I force you to prepay, I will charge five times my usual rate to work you in, and you're still not guaranteed to get what you need in a reasonable time frame.
4 weeks ago
21 Jul 2018 21:18 CEST