Freelance Illustrator, Closed for Commissions
I had been optimistic that I could continue as I was living solely off commissions and providing Patreon content. But it's become increasingly clear that I've been naive about this. I just don't have the fan or client base to do so. It seems I've exhausted all the clients I've had with commissions and they no longer have work for me. And in working almost solely on commissions 10-12 hours a day, I haven't had time to work on Patreon content. My commission queue is looking thinner and thinner and with less major paying projects to work on. It might be a time management or advertising problem on my part. Something I'm missing or something that was never there for me to begin with.
So I'm applying to a job placement agency. I'll probably go back into telecommunications. I'm hoping I can find something that pays better than my previous jobs. Hopefully without working nights. We'll see. If I can find something good that can pay my bills, I'll be shutting down commissions completely and working solely on personal art in my spare time, if I have any.
I still want to do the monthly stream for my patrons no matter how this goes. I'll keep open the 1, 3, and 5 dollar tiers for those that want to keep supporting my work. But I'll shut down the 10 and 20 dollar ones once I find employment.
With it looking like it's gonna be another year or two till I can move to Canada to be with Angie, It'll be best to find something more stable anyway. I do appreciate all of you that have supported me here and through commission work. I am very grateful to you all.
I'll still take commissions till I can find employment, and continue to work on them till I close and I'll devote my time off to finish them all till they're all done.
So the downside will be no commissions, but the upside will be more personal content hopefully.
Thank you all so much,
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Joined 16 November 2012