[BUSINESS | WEBSITE] COMMISSIONS CLOSING January 1st, 2017

If you have been a long-time follower of this blog, you may be aware of my love-hate relationship with artwork and commissions. I’ve considered closing them before, have periodically shut them down, and have reopened them indefinitely…until now. After a long consideration and debate, I have finally decided to close commissions January 1st, 2017.

Why Are You Closing Them?

I have decided to close commissions due to them not having a place in my long term business plans and I find that the time to do commissions could be used on something that is actually part of my long term business plans.

This is not to say I am not thankful for the commissions I have done and am currently working on — because I am! Thanks to all of you, I was able to obtain additional money for business and pay for things like gas! I definitely appreciate it.

However, I need to acknowledge that the time that is currently spent on commissions needs to go towards the execution for my long term plans.

But….What About the Money?

I do acknowledge that I may be risk losing potential profits, however, I feel that this is a risk worth taking. I’m sure it will take a while to build an audience who wants products based off my characters and stories, but I am willing to go that route. I hope that any profit I lose from closing down commissions will be quickly be made up and I end up with much more.

What Are You Doing Until You Close Them?

Other than executing my business plans, I WILL be taking commissions until January 1st, 2017 at 12:01 AM Eastern Time. If you would like to commission me, you have until then. I’m keeping all the information the same and if I attend any conventions, I will be charging regular price for everything. No more convention exclusive specials. No negotiating the price. If your commission is going to cost $125.50, then you will have to pay $125.50.

Overall

I am closing down my commissions on January 1st, 2017 at 12:01 AM Eastern Time due to them not having a place in my long term business plans and I need to use the time spent on commissions executing my business plans instead. I WILL be accepting commissions up until that time, so get them now while you can.

Thank you so much for your time and your support.

If you are looking at other ways to support me, check out my online shop and my Patreon.