prince_strifu (prince_strifu) wrote in artists_beware,

Business Related Advice

So I know there's probably a ton of posts already, but I wanted to post this and see what people can give me in terms of advice.

I've been an artist people commission for about 2-3 years now, but I'm not consistent, and I'm often refunding people. I was merely posting in hopes that perhaps someone could help me. I know a lot of being an artist involves self-discipline, which I'm working on, but what are other ways to better myself as an artist? I don't mean skill, I mean the social, and business aspect of it all.

I want to be a full-time artist, but I'm a horrible part-time artist. If anyone has tips on how to handle a business better, I would love to read them. Most people who have commissioned me have good things to say, but I feel like there are people who hold back on the bad things, like turnarounds and promises.

I find myself artblocked a lot when I need to take on commissions, which is making me think maybe this isn't my path, as much as I want it to be.

Just any advice would be helpful!

PS - I hope it's okay to post something like this here, people will see it rather than a smaller blog and hopefully experienced artists will tell me tips of handling a professional business. [ I'm jaegerjack @ FA, and Modeo @ DA for those curious. ]
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