December 11th, 2007

jareth ponder
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phonecalls from clients

I'm not sure if this kind of post is appropriate, but I can't think of a better place to get some useful answers to my questions, so I beg your indulgence:

I'm still new at doing commissions online and I have a potential client in another country who seems really particular about discussing their commission on the phone rather than email or IM. I'm a little wary of doing so because a) even if they call me, it's still long-distance and I still get charged for the length of the call and b) I'm not really comfortable giving out information like my phone number to someone who is essentially a stranger.

Is it a regular thing to deal with customers in other countries over the phone? Have I just missed mention of that part?

Is it better to cater to the customer or should I stick to my prefered means of working out a commission, ie through email or IM? I get the feeling the client isn't very Internet-savvy or maybe doesn't have a lot of internet access, I don't know if that makes a difference...

Thanks for reading :)

ETA: Thank you SO MUCH for your thoughts and some really good points about contracts and record-keeping :) I wasn't worried too much about stalking since the contact mentioned the commission as a gift for their SO, etc.
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Heads-up about Fetish Bible

Hey guys, just a heads-up.
If you've ever done anything for Segremores's "Fetish Bible" project over on FurAffinity, you should take a look at his most recent journal about it: http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/256839/
Basically, he wants to publish the drawings he's recieved plus some stories into an actual book to sell. He is giving the artists the option to opt out of being published in the book, so if you don't want your stuff to be in the book, you need to go tell him so. :)

I know this isn't really a 'warning', but just thought I'd spread the word!