Thursday, August 8, 2013

Run, Don't Walk

Fellow artists, go right away over to Sparrow's latest post and even if it gives you prickly heat, read it and take it to heart.  As you read through the beefy paragraphs, don't argue, don't say "yes but," or "if only," because when you get down toward the end and read price comparisons to what can be had at trendy, up-market places, you will be gobsmacked!  Then reconsider the value of what you do, and expect to be paid for it.  Matter of fact, give yourself a raise!  If you don't, who will?

And read the comments, too.  You will have an answer for the next wannabe customer who expects the starving artist to give a discount, something along the lines of, "what would you say if your boss wanted you to take a 10% cut in pay?"

Thank you, Sparrow.  My eye is on you!

1 comment:

  1. those price comparisons were the last straw for me and several others i think. so glad you finally read those posts!