I started out doing surprise commissions for free at an old barn, just to get my name out and slowly I have been working the price up. My family keeps telling me that I'm jipping myself in price, but I ignore them. Haha, I know that people aren't willing to pay an arm and a leg for a non-proven college student's drawing. It just doesn't work that way!
I never expect (nor want) to be known primarily for my art, it's just going to be a small "side" thing that I can one, do for fun, and two, make a little money on the side. That's why I'm not in art school! I'm majoring in equestrian management! Haha!