1. Blackwaltz
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    Fledgling Professional

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Blackwaltz, Jul 30, 2010.

    I need a bit of advice...


    I've just started doing a few smalltime professional gigs and I keep running into the same problem: I don't know what to charge. I've picked essentially random amounts and I feel like I'm short changing myself. The gigs have been comic books with about 20 pages each.

    Frankly I'm not sure if I should charge by hour or page and everywhere else I've gone to has given me pretty random answers.

    Any advice you can give me would be a huge help.
     
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    Well, for any business you should consider how much time you put into the project, cost of your tools/resources, and of course how much your product can be sold for (in this case the finished books)

    Are you doing the art, writing, or both?
     
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    what you need to do is check the going rate [googling is easy!] and then charge a bit less, since you're a beginner and need to show you're worth what the competition's charging, plus need to build up a client base and paid credits to attract higher-paying ones...
     
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    But be careful not to undercut yourself too much. I wouldn't actually do this - you should charge according to how good you are. This requires a brutally honest style of self evaluation. Charge to cover your costs and then charge to what ever your work is worth.
     
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    I'm only doing the writing.
     

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