Fursuit-maker anon here.
You end up roped into making ridiculously ugly, boring, and/and stupid suit designs that you absolutely HATE working on because A). the end product will look like complete shit in your portfolio for no fault of your own, and B). you just really fucking need the money.
The amount of people asking me for serious quotes but not having a single cent to their fucking name also make me seethe silently.
"Haha! I'll save up and message you in a few months!"
BITCH, I DON'T NEED MONEY "IN A COUPLE MONTHS", I NEED IT NOW!
Also, they don't fucking come back.
I get asking for a quote, but when people say "I want a suit!" then are shocked at a 500$+ pricetag when it's CLEARLY state in my pricelist on my page, it gets old pretty damn fast.
Also the people who keep tabs on EVERY website you're on when they commission you: Twitter, Tumblr, Skype, Facebook, FA, DA... whatever.
I have learned to have accounts all under different names [I used to use a single username for pretty much everything] to avoid people pestering the shit out of me every single waking moment.
It got so bad, I no longer offer Skype to customers.
I've had a couple good customers, but you never fucking know.
If you enjoy being: toyed, belittled, haggled with, bitched at, accused of "stealing mai character/design", and a slew of other random bullshit, do it.
The reason I still do this?
I just love making suits. Every aspect of it.
So if you find you love making suits, stick with it. That's why I'm still in this.
If your goal is to make money from furries, just fucking save your sanity. It is TOTALLY not worth it.
I could tell stories enough to write a very long, bitchy book.