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Hi everyone ;w;! I'm looking for a bit of advice and I was hoping I could find some here. uwu

Recently I've been auctioning adoptables of an original species of mine, and I was contacted by a reputable art doll maker looking to make art dolls out of them. They want to turn them into resin cast art dolls and sell batches of them, relying on me to make the designs, and in return they'll pay me $10 (the usual SB/flatrate I sell each design for) for each one, adding an additional $20 for each one that sells (making it $30, or my usual autobuy in the auctions).

I'm not complaining about it and personally think it's a fair price, but at the same time considering they'll be profiting off my original idea, should I be charging any extra for usage rights or etc? What I'm worried about is if she ever raises the price on them, and profits even more off my original idea- should there be a contract of some sort for something like this or even just overall for this kind of agreement? If so, what should it consist of and how would I go about doing one? I've never done anything like this before so I'm a mix of nervous and excited, haha.

Thank you so much in advance for any responses, I really appreciate the help /w\!

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thecreativepen
Mar. 28th, 2013 05:10 pm (UTC)
In this case, you need a lot more information. How much does she plan on selling these for? What kind of future profits are you entitled to? Is it better for you two to work out royalties or a fee per sale like they've suggested? For all you know, you're getting a few $10 bills added to your Paypal every now and then, while she's profiting big time.

You need a contract in this case. If you cannot afford a lawyer, I would suggest researching online how to create one that protects both you and her. In this case, I'd suggest working out a percentage system; that way, if she raises the price, then you are still getting the same percentage no matter what it is. Eg: 10%- You'd get $1 on $10, $10 on $100, $100 on $1,000, ect.
thecreativepen
Mar. 28th, 2013 05:11 pm (UTC)
Also, this is just an example; I'd suggest more than 10%, but I'm horrible at math. Easier example for me, haha.

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