I'm a freelance textile/surface pattern designer. My job is to do trend research, create repeating designs and find clients to buy them. I can create up to ten designs every week. Each one sells for around $500. Sometimes I work with studios who take 40% of that price. Finding clients and selling my designs takes a lot of work and time.
I've been approached by a company that wants 7 designs every week. These would be designs made from their design brief. This means I would have less work and more sales. However they are only willing to pay $180 per design.
The pros are that my annual income would increase by a large margin. I would have less work to do every week (good for a new mom also doing home care for baby). The cons are that I would be selling at a very low price.
Do I take this offer?