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Old 12-30-2015, 10:48 AM   #1
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Hi All,

I was wanting some advice on whether or not to charge a small fee to do custom skin work for people? Ive attached an simple example. This pilot skin is for the M2000C.

I can do other custom work like entire planes with your logo and name etc. You can see this in the last picture or for better pictures just follow the link to my skins and check the screen shots.
All installs are as simple as dragging and dropping a folder.

So prices would vary depending on the amount of work that had to be done. But i wouldn't want paying anything too crazy as I really enjoy doing this, it just takes time.

So if i was to change the pilot skin below to your custom logos/names etc.. I would ask for $30 Australian Dollars via Paypal. You would have to provide logos, unless they already exist on google etc.

I really have no Idea if its rude to ask for money or not?.. is this over pricing? under pricing? or even legal? Any advice would be much appreciated.

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Old 12-30-2015, 10:53 AM   #2
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I think this is a great idea. I don't see anything wrong with charging for your creative services. For people who don't have the time or talent to make their own skins this would be helpful.
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Old 12-31-2015, 12:47 AM   #3
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I think this is a great idea. I don't see anything wrong with charging for your creative services. For people who don't have the time or talent to make their own skins this would be helpful.
Thanks.. i agree. Im still trying to post as many free skins as i can, but custom ones i will now start to charge a small fee.
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Old 12-31-2015, 12:58 AM   #4
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Seems fair to me. A good skin is a lot of work, even if you have the skills.
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I see nothing wrong with charging either. Price seems fair for custom skins too. Nice work by the way.
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Old 12-31-2015, 01:08 AM   #6
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Three things:

1. Read EULA. With this, you would basically alter and resell someone's work.
2. Opinion: There are like 100 people making skins, mods and whatnot on this forum, which means there are like 100 people who will always do it cheaper or for free. Mostly for free.
3. Just a heads up, your link in the signature goes literally to MY files and everybody who clicks that will then see their files. Look in my sig how the url should look. You can set up a search filter for your username and then use the url it'll give you
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Old 12-31-2015, 04:28 AM   #7
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Three things:

1. Read EULA. With this, you would basically alter and resell someone's work.
2. Opinion: There are like 100 people making skins, mods and whatnot on this forum, which means there are like 100 people who will always do it cheaper or for free. Mostly for free.
3. Just a heads up, your link in the signature goes literally to MY files and everybody who clicks that will then see their files. Look in my sig how the url should look. You can set up a search filter for your username and then use the url it'll give you
Yes, thanks for your info.
I will attempt to change my link and hopefully it will work better.

I also understand people will do work for free as I do this all the time.
I would never dream of asking for anything i upload to my user files, just custom work.

I'm sure if i was to read EULA it would prevent me altering existing files and getting paid for it. That totally makes sense. I guess sometimes when you get wrapped up in the community you tend to forget about these things and just want to make people happy.

Thanks again for your advice.
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Old 12-31-2015, 07:28 AM   #8
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Wow. I think you must ask ED if you may ask money from customers for such work. And i must say i started skinning. I find it awesome to do.
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I want an African (black) pilot.
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I want an African (black) pilot.
I can do that for you no problem. What plane is the pilot for?
and i wont be charging anyone anything
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