This document is a culmination of the past five years of accomplishments and frustrations experienced by one digital artist trying to "break into 3D". As for getting hives, that never really happened but all of the unexpected stressors did take their toll in other ways.
This collection of questions is designed to help "new" artists avoid or quickly recover from many of the pitfalls encountered when starting out in the CG industry. This guide contains insights, tips and opinions of the author that every new artist should know at the start of their own 3D journey.
This 26-page guide is provided in standard PDF format and tailored for DAZ Studio content creators known as Published Artists (PA) at DAZ.
What's Included and Features
- What every new artist needs to know, but everyone is afraid to say!
- Author provides bold honest answers and opinions
- This guide is NOT intended to circumvent Broker guidelines.
- Tailored to creators of DAZ Studio Products
- Well suited for other products like Hexagon and Carrara
- Over 30 questions you have or will ask yourself:
- WHERE SHOULD I START?
- DO I NEED A FORMAL EDUCATION?
- WHERE CAN I GET SOME TRAINING?
- WHAT CAN I BRING TO THE TABLE?
- WHERE SHOULD I SELL MY STUFF?
- WHAT IS EXCLUSIVITY?
- DOES DAZ REQUIRE EXCLUSIVITY?
- ARE ALL ARTISTS TREATED EQUALLY?
- CAN I SELL MY OWN STUFF?
- DO I NEED A WEBSITE?
- SHOULD I PAY SOMEONE TO SELL MY STUFF?
- HOW OFTEN WILL DAZ CONTACT ME?
- WILL I NEED A SPECIAL BANK ACCOUNT?
- WHY ARE EARNINGS CALLED COMMISSIONS?
- WILL I HAVE TO PAY TAXES?
- DO I HAVE TO JOIN DAZ “PA” FORUM?
- DO I HAVE TO JOIN THE “PA” CHAT ROOM?
- WILL I GET ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?
- SHOULD I FOCUS ON QUANTITY OR QUALITY?
- HOW CAN I OVERCOME DISAPPOINTMENTS?
- WHO CAN I TRUST?
- HOW DO I NETWORK WITH OTHERS?
- WILL DAZ 3D PROVIDE ME FEEDBACK?
- HOW DO I MARKET MYSELF?
- HOW DO I ESTABLISH A CUSTOMER BASE?
- WHAT IS MY “STORE”?
- WHAT IS MY “CATALOG”?
- HOW WILL I KNOW WHEN I AM SUCCESSFUL?
- WHAT ARE INTRO SALES AND INTRO PRICING?
- HOW CAN I INCREASE PRODUCT SELLS?
- WHAT ARE “TRICKLE” SELLS?
- WHAT IS A BUNDLE?
- WHAT ARE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES?
- WHERE DO I RANK AMONG PA'S?
- HOW WILL I KNOW WHEN I'M SUCCEEDING?
- Provided in 23-page .PDF document packed with insights
- This product includes:
- 1 General Installer