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Shiuk

Commiss.io: Amazing tool for commissioners and artists

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Commiss.io is an amazing piece of software that benefits both commissioners and the artists who take commissions. If you are a commissioner, tell artists about it. If you are an artist, use it.

I've been struggling through the secretarial process of commissions for over a decade. Trying to keep track of requests, projects, trades, payments, emails, webpages, commissioner profiles, TOS pages, notes, trello, online forms, price sheets and art files. There have been tools available so far that have all been generally "just okay" at managing the work progress. The truth is not many artists take the time to learn managerial skills, even most professional artists don't because it's something you assume other artists do correctly so you copy what they do and their business practices. I know because I did the same for a long while before realizing that this was a mistake and things could be better.

I love to draw, I love to draw for others. I don't love being a secretary. I want to maximize the amount of time I spend drawing and minimize the amount of time I spend running a business.

It's perplexing how it has taken the fandom this long to come up with a solution that "properly" works.
I use "properly" in quotes because Commiss.io is an in progress website that a buddy of mine (Nanuk) is working on and I'm helping along. Nanuk's goal is to create an environment that can really enable artists to manage their online marketplace easily. Not just organization, but also back and forth communication with clients, delivery of the final product, an easy portal for clients to check on the progress of their commission, analytics tools so artists know what's driving traffic to their page, etc. And while it properly works for me....

We want more input in order to make a better website that properly works for everyone. At the moment we can really only cover the basics of the commission process and we really want to hear your input on how you work and how to better the experience.

We would really appreciate your help on this project.
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Added: 9 months ago
 
FibS
9 months ago
It's worth looking into!
aqvilarostrvm
9 months ago
Do you take non-adult commissions on the site?
Shiuk
9 months ago
I take both adult and non-adult commissions on the site.
Rinzy
9 months ago
Will second this. It works fantastically and the fees are comparable to PayPal, and the small difference is worth it to have everything in one place.
Deretto
9 months ago
Would you say this is a good competitor for Paypal?
Shiuk
9 months ago
Yes :3
Rinzy
9 months ago
PayPal has a fee of 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction, while Commiss.io has a 3% transaction fee, which I think is pretty comparable (and better for any transactions below $130). One big trade-off, though, is that Commiss.io will deposit directly into your bank account when the transaction has processed automatically, rather than PayPal adding it to your balance to move to your account later. Invoicing is handled by Commiss.io, so you don't have to manually send invoices for every commission, as well, which is nice.
Kakarauri
9 months ago
Is the money in escrow until the commission is marked as done? That'd seem like a good way to prevent the old artist running with the money / customer running with the art thing.
Shiuk
9 months ago
The escrow idea was tried early on however it did not catch on. I'm hoping that they will add the feature again in the future though or at least the option for it. :3
Rinzy
9 months ago
Worth noting that you can set it up so that you receive payment at the end of a commission rather than when you start.
Rexin
9 months ago
Love this idea ^^ Will be checking it out later in the week.
Syaokitty
9 months ago
Do you know what the sites rules are regarding adult content? like what is off limits?
Shiuk
9 months ago
Adult content is okay :3
aqvilarostrvm
8 months, 4 weeks ago
Does the site allow characters from movies to be commissioned or do they have to be original? I have a taste for a certain movie character.
Shiuk
8 months, 4 weeks ago
That should be fine, yeah :3
Fuf
Fuf
7 months, 2 weeks ago
Wow, this sounds lovely!
Thank you for sharing! :DD
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