Hi Blender artists! This question is for informational/personal research purposes only, and hopefully others besides me could benefit from it. I’m wondering if you could talk about how you figure out your rates for individual freelance work. Do you start by listening to the ideas a client has, then figuring out about how many hours it would take and charge based on that?
If you don’t mind, could you share what you believe are fair going rates in $ amounts for Blender work, either by the hour or by the project? (I know that’s plenty vague - feel free to speak about hypothetical projects, or past work you’ve done, or whatever).
Would you, or do you, charge a different rate based on whether it’s an established commercial client versus a single young student artist looking to create a collaborative artistic work?
If this is still too vague or you need more to go off of, just let me know! I apologize for being so new to this. I personally am asking as someone in the young-student-artist category. What I am looking to create eventually are artistic VR experiences combining newly composed music with immersive visuals, either involving compositing live performers with CG objects, or worlds that are completely CG. Thank you for taking the time!