I offer two types of work Personal and commercial.
The reason I charge differently for commercial use is because, frankly if the buyer is going to sell my art on merchandise and get continual profit from it then I should paid more for the art in the first place since I won’t get any of that later profit.
I recently finished an already difficult job and after the job was completed was asked to do a version of the work with no background so it could be printed on bags and merchandise to sell in the shop I did the Art for. When they ordered the gig it was just a shop logo for a window, that was all. so I charged them at a personal use rate.
However now she’s voiced intentions to print the work on merchandise to sell. I made it clear to her that No she didn’t ask for that kind of use, and no I would not send her a backless design unless she was willing to accept a gig to cover the excess for commercial use. She said she’d speak to her partner but then never spoke to me again.
Now I’m concerned that’ll she’ll just print what she has with the background and sell it against my express permission.
I’m not sure what to do or how to address the issue.
if anyone does both commercial and private work and has any suggestions please let me know I could really use the advice.