I'm currently try to make a business plan and was just wondering, how you guys decide the budget for outsourcing tasks. Is there a kind of a reference point? Or does the client decide this mostly by himself, what he want for his work? I speaking specially about tasks like:
- translation (en->xxx)
- character artwork
- tiles/background artwork
- music (BGM/SE)
- voice synchronization
Naturally it depends really a lot about content size and requirements - but have any here a generally idea about the neccessary budget for tasks like this? Any link or ressource to this topic would be highly appreciated. Thank you guys,
Edit: Already thank you, for the great answers! Specially I mean also things like: How do you compromise with graphics artists and what kind of "contract" do you use. In which frame I can imagine the payment for i.e. a drawn character artwork or a standard sprite sheet with a few animations? Any experiences? I haven't really an idea, what to offer an artist for such tasks...