Raygirl, original and best (raygirlrol) wrote in artists_beware,
Raygirl, original and best

Queries about an e-mail

someone posted here a few days ago asking about the legitimacy of an art website they got invited to. I'm asking for the same advice in regards to this email I recieved today

I have recieved a number of bogus invites in the past, but at the same time I've also been e-mailed by completely legitimate offers that weren't round-robin letters.

This one really interests me, but I need some guidence from you guys :)

The email I recieved:
Hi raygirl , (good start, they use my DA name as opposed to my hotmail address)

We are 3 young French entrepreneurs and we’re interested in your work.
We sell laptop stickers through a website www.laptopcustom.com
Our stickers are high quality laminated vinyl cut to the exact sizes of
each device we have on our database.
So far we have more than 300 laptop sizes and we’re getting more every day.
We print and cut on demand and we do everything by ourselves.
We contacted you because we saw your work on deviant art and we’re really
impressed by what you are able to do.
We want to give our website a design direction by hosting some of the work
of deviant art designers on our website.
So here’s the deal, we want to sell your work through our website, each
time we sell your creations, you earn money, whenever you want to take
your stuff out of our website, a simple email will do.
Your work is not our property and you can make money out of stuff you’ve
already done.
We’re thinking about giving you 5 euros for each of the design we put on
the website and then 20% of what comes in our pocket, so you’ll make
around 2euro on each sale.
5euros to start and then 2 euros on each sale sounds like a pretty good deal.
So the better your designs are the more you sell.
We would love to be able to buy your designs but unfortunately we’re a
young company starting out so we can’t afford it.
As I said earlier, because we sell on demand, that’s the only way we can
do that.
You are not going to get rich in the next few months but you’ll definitely
promote your work both on our website and on the stickers of hundreds of
laptops around the world.
The website is up and running for 6 months now and we already make 10
sales a day with the horrible stuff we have, so you do the math.
If you’re interested just answer that email by saying interested or not in
the subject and we’ll give you further informations.
If you’re not interested feel free to spread the word that will help us out.

Ps: sorry for my poor english.

For all those who are tl;dr, this site is basically asking if I want to sell my art as printable covers for games consoles, phones and laptops. I'd get a cut of the profits depending on how much of my designs were sold. The company aren't trying to BUY the rights to my art and i can quit anytime...

This seems like a really good deal but as my old dad would say 'if it looks too good to be true it probably is'. before i commit I wanted to see if anyone else had recieved a similar email from this website, if they're selling any of their work through it, and are these guys kosher?

any guidence or advice would be greatly appreciated!

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