I’m pretty new to the site and everyone seemed to be advising using the buyer requests to get your first few gigs. Since my account is so new I see a very limited amount of requests, but it is slowly becoming more.
However, what I want to discuss is the nature of ‘winning’ these requests. I draw characters and my base price is $20. However, I often see people who basically budget themselves $5 per character. Am I really supposed to work basically for free just to win these requests?
I’m not sure how much other people are underselling themselves on this site. Is everyone offering $5 jobs done with one day delivery? Are you supposed to meet the budget they give you or go way below it? I do not want to undersell myself, but if that means I have no chance of winning these requests I’d rather know now and not waste my time with it. Your thoughts are very appreciated!