A lot of artists are struggling to stay relevant and even meet the demands of adult life just by doing art commissions. One of the biggest struggles of artists is to get clients who have a small budget. Art commissions tend to be cheap when you are starting. However, what most don’t know is that you can easily get stuck with this rate even if you have years of experience.
So how do you stay away from cheap commissions? The first thing that you need to do is to establish a good reputation in your niche. You are only getting a high-paying commission if you have an overall good reputation within your niche. Next, you also need to market yourself not as an artist for those clients with a small budget. A lot of artists are using platforms such as Reddit to be able to land a gig. Let’s admit that this won’t be the best step if you want to get high-paying clients. What you want is to build your portfolio and market yourself the way a popular artist would market his or her work. And on top of that, you also have to say no to clients who don’t have the budget.