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Haven't Been Paid For My Commission Yet

:iconitoruna-the-platypus:
Itoruna-The-Platypus Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
I'm really sorry, but I need some advice. A couple months ago, I did a 10 point commission for someone. I'm not giving out names, but he still hasn't paid me yet. I want to be paid, but I don't want to upset him. What should I say?
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:iconstivia:
sTiViA Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist
:lock: By OP's request.
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:iconstivia:
sTiViA Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist
*At
Meh
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:iconmasterplanner:
MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This thread isn't locked yet, so I'm posting some ponies

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:iconmidnight-devilwitch:
Midnight-Devilwitch Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
I thought I gave you ten points?
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:iconitoruna-the-platypus:
Itoruna-The-Platypus Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
OK Guys. Lesson learned, charge money first. Forum is now closed.
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Don't close it, I'm talking to someone in here. :noes:
Anyway, I wanted to inquire how long one of these commissions takes you so I could tell you what tiny fraction of a percentage of minimum wage you're earning - you should develop your skills and charge more! It will attract a different type of buyer (... though getting payment first is always sensible).
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nokari Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Nothing wrong with asking for the money you both agreed he would give you, but you screwed yourself over by sitting around waiting for months without saying anything. You should have asked for his payment at the same time you gave him the work, at the very least. And if he didn't give it to you, you should have reminded him he still owes you each week until he paid you. You also don't need to make up a fee since it's just 10 points, which is almost nothing itself and you already gave him the work.
Unless he voluntarily gives you the Points, you're screwed and can't do anything about it other than tell your friends not to take any requests from him. Let this be a lesson.
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:iconmrbonecracker:
MrBonecracker Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
10 Points ~ 0,1$

:shrug:
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:iconinkedalivebycolors:
Inkedalivebycolors Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well I wouldn't pay either. I would just do it for free anyways, for practice you know.
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:icontyphloser:
Typhloser Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pay before work, yo.

On that note, Complaints, how much in points should I charge for stuff like this?
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:iconlegendarysuperman:
LegendarySuperman Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
5 points for the whole bundle! :dummy:
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:icontyphloser:
Typhloser Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No :iconmadnoesplz:
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:iconlegendarysuperman:
LegendarySuperman Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Too much?
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:icontyphloser:
Typhloser Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey now, I wanna buy my nephew that Super Llama plushie before Christmas. He saw me browsing the site shop and saw it. Now he wants it and is begging me for it. I don't have money so I need to raise points for it. :noes: I got 526 points currently and it's like... 1k or so? 1.3k I think.
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's actually 1,600 but that should no longer be a problem for you.
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:icontyphloser:
Typhloser Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg Thank you so much ;A;
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's okay. :lol:
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:iconlegendarysuperman:
LegendarySuperman Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Start drawing eggs and sell them as adoptables :lol:
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:icontyphloser:
Typhloser Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link] I already do adoptables, but no one really wants them minus a few people >:C
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:iconfelissauria:
Felissauria Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Who the hell cares about 10 points? :lol:
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:iconlegendarysuperman:
LegendarySuperman Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You need advice so you post in the Complaints forum? You charge 10 points for a commission? Why hasn't natural selection gotten to you yet?! :iconwhyyounoplz:
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:iconitoruna-the-platypus:
Itoruna-The-Platypus Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
Sorry, I don't use forums often.
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:iconlegendarysuperman:
LegendarySuperman Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What does that have to do with not being able to read? :O_o: Ignorance isn't a valid excuse :no:
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:iconitoruna-the-platypus:
Itoruna-The-Platypus Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
Maybe it's my fault for being so damn stupid and not charging him first. But still, should I charge a late fee of 10 more points? Or should I raise it to a Dollar's worth?
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Or for 10 points, moreover - I don't know why you bother charging if you're only going to charge 10 points. Points are pretty useless, but ten points is especially useless. Why not develop your skills and get some real money?
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
What on earth is the point of doing commissions for a dollar? How long does one of these drawings take you?
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ten points? :greetings: Come back when you get cheated out of $400 and we'll talk :p

But as I have learned - never give the final piece away until you get paid. Send them a low-resolution version with a faint watermark going across it. So they can see that you did it, but they still can't use it. Then send the proper version after you get paid. And people will try every excuse in the book "My credit card won't have any funds transferred 'till Monday" or "The guys at the printing place need this tomorrow, I'll pay next week" or anything of the nature. Be hard on them. If they can't pay you, then they can't have it. Would a store owner let you walk out with a new coat or laptop just because you promised to pay them back later? :evileye:
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
WHY DO I THINK THAT SMILEY WORKS ON DA. I MEANT :|
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, well I don't know what kind of smiley "ddpan" is, but back on topic - there are lots of asshole business types out there ready to rip off artists. I think some get an "honourable mention" on a site called ClientsFromHell.com, which is dedicated to all kinds of freelancers (but mostly artists and designers) who vent their rage about horrible, cheap commissioners, and not to mention dumb ones who make you re-work the same thing a hundred times because they don't know what the fuck they want :pissed:
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
I once had a guy who signed my contract for a piece of art, which clearly stated (and which he agreed to) that I wanted half up front, and half upon receiving a heavily watermarked image at the end of the project - he'd get the full res image after full payment.
Anyway, ball was in his court... he decided to just send me $10 to 'keep me interested'. I can't remember exactly how it went but I ended up squeezing a bit more out of him. Then, when I finished the image, he said that since he'd already paid me some money (whut) he wanted to cut the full price down by $20 ('to negotiate'). I just said, 'do you want the final image or not?'
I got my money... eventually. :ddpan:
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:iconmasterplanner:
MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Why did you even start work before you got paid?
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:icondivine--apathia:
divine--apathia Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
10 points aren't even a dollar...
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
10 points will buy me one-tenth of a sundae from McDonald's. Heck that might even just be the plastic container it comes in :stare:
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:icontheleaveshaveeyes:
theleaveshaveeyes Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
Fun fact: It only takes the purchase of two coffees to pay for the coffee usage in an entire day of business at McDonald's.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wouldn't surprise me. I hear a burger is "worth" only about 20 cents in materials used :spam:
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:iconchocochiyoko:
CHOCOCHIYOKO Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
not even a quarter...
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:iconpenhuin:
Penhuin Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should tell him to pay up. And next time, make them pay first :roll:
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Jellybean9000 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You should have received payment first before even picking up your tools. :|
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