Gauging interest includes figuring out if your customers can afford the product in the first place though, right?
yeah, true. but it was more a post to see if i’d get enough business offering such a specific commission option than it was asking opinions on my price, which is pretty set in stone if i’m ever going to offer miniature commissions.
in the past i offered miniature plush commissions for about $40, but that price didn’t include tons of sketching and style negotiating and tons of email correspondence (which is honestly the most tiring part of what i do). in my head i charged that much, people would tell me what they want and understand they would get it in the style all my other mini’s were in, and i’d make it and send it to them with no fuss. but many people ended up being just as demanding and specific with mini plush as they were with my regular sized commissions without paying the higher price that i charge for such things, so i just closed those commissions altogether because it was tooooooooo much trouble. that is why i’m being so specific and charging more for these ones because i want to avoid that kind of thing this time around. it’s really just a fun thing for me so if nobody wants to pay for mini plush then i just won’t offer them instead of dropping the price. i don’t NEED mini commissions to make money, they’re just more fun for me, so long as they go well. ^^