# How much do people pay to have their miniatures painted? [closed]

I've been painting miniatures for a short while now and was wondering how much people usually pay to have their minis painted.

After researching a bit I've narrowed my options down. I've decided there are two possible ways that I could price the mini paint-jobs. Which do you think would be more practical?

1. Create a set price for each size of figure, regardless of complexity. (ie. 1 square-sized figure is this price, 2-square sized figure is that price, and so on) The price ranges I've discovered per piece is anywhere from $2.50-$4.00 per 1 square figure.

2. Base the pricing around the time it takes to paint the piece rather than the size. More like an "hourly wage". This way I could maybe make an average hourly rate and *potential customers could pay for a specific amount of time to be dedicated to each figure, etc.