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Question - Business Card Commission

I just got a request to do artwork for what amounts to business cards on FA.

The person seems like they're just going to be using the cards as advertisement for THEMSELVES as a furry-- not for any specific product or service, just something fun to hand out.

They want it in the style of some Swedish paper bill currency, as they are Swedish-- except instead of the figurehead, having their fursona. It seems like a fun request that I can definitely handle.

Here's where my question lies: since these technically are business cards they will be reproducing, should I factor that into my estimate for them? ie, should I be charging for the rights to reproduce, basically? Or should I just leave it at the cost of the art? I'm in some dire straits in that I could really use the money, but I also feel like I should be compensated fairly.

Thoughts, opinions? I'll be happy to answer any questions.

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Jun. 1st, 2014 07:15 am (UTC)
My opinion is that you should just charge them what you normally would, if they aren't making any profit from your art then I don't see why you should charge them more... and your ToS on FA says:

5 - You may repost, print, and display any artwork I have created for you.
6 - No profit must be made off of my artwork unless a prior agreement has been reached.

So you already give your commissioners permission to print anything they get from you, which would technically also allow them to give the "prints" away for free. The only issue I see is whether or not they could pay some place to make the business cards for them.

I guess you could charge them a little more, maybe not as much as you would charge for something they were selling/making profit from... you could also say that they put "art by *yourname*" and/or a link to your website or FA on the cards.


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