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Topic: How's your Etsy shop doing now?  (Read 326349 times)
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« Reply #5390 on: August 19, 2008 03:58:21 AM »

Glad you're doing better Bea, and I hope things continue to improve.  Smiley

Been keeping an eye on this thread, and your shop to see how you're doing. So this is good news indeed!
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« Reply #5391 on: August 19, 2008 07:53:22 AM »

Welcome back, BeaG, and I am so happy that you are on the road to recovery.   Smiley
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« Reply #5392 on: August 19, 2008 09:06:30 AM »

BeaG, glad to hear you're feeling much better. My nan has diabetes and I constantly worry about her.

Not sure whether the cuff is too expensive or not? I was basing it off how long it took me to create the embroidery, plus it took me a long while to draft the pattern too.
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« Reply #5393 on: August 19, 2008 09:32:30 AM »

I don't know about your cuff prices, but your graphic design prices are way low. I understand you're catering towards a small business/hobbyist crowd, but as a fellow designer, I feel you're really selling yourself short. Way short.

BeaG, glad to hear you're feeling much better. My nan has diabetes and I constantly worry about her.

Not sure whether the cuff is too expensive or not? I was basing it off how long it took me to create the embroidery, plus it took me a long while to draft the pattern too.

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« Reply #5394 on: August 19, 2008 10:02:00 AM »

I think the graphic design prices are so tough on Etsy.  If she prices them too high, I don't think they'll sell on Etsy.  That market is saturated with graphic designing listings, unfortunately. Sad

I really like the cuffs.  I think their pricing is okay.  They are so detailed -- down to the little bunny buttons!
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« Reply #5395 on: August 19, 2008 01:07:25 PM »

You're right, etsy does have a lot of people selling design services. I don't think that undervaluing the work is the answer though. At this point, I'm not sure what is though. It just really rankles me to see people charging so far below the value of an item [any item, I'm just most intimately connected with the costs of design work].
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« Reply #5396 on: August 19, 2008 02:46:47 PM »

welcome back beag! glad you are doing better now. etsy is so funny. sometimes no sales and then all the sudden several in one day. go figure!
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« Reply #5397 on: August 19, 2008 03:01:31 PM »

I don't know about your cuff prices, but your graphic design prices are way low. I understand you're catering towards a small business/hobbyist crowd, but as a fellow designer, I feel you're really selling yourself short. Way short.

BeaG, glad to hear you're feeling much better. My nan has diabetes and I constantly worry about her.

Not sure whether the cuff is too expensive or not? I was basing it off how long it took me to create the embroidery, plus it took me a long while to draft the pattern too.


I'm a designer by trade, and personally charge much higher than what I'm charging on Etsy for personal design services. I did have them a little higher, but after taking into account the type of prices Etsy users are asking for, I decided to lower them by around $20. I feel that a banner and avatar design will only take me a small portion of my time and is very justified at this price. The logo services I would prefer to charge more as I don't think a lot of people on Etsy truly appreciate the amount of work involved in creating an original logo. I am very much the type of designer who could spend days doing background research before even starting on ideas. I just know I won't get any sales if I charge what it SHOULD be.

I think my personal problem with a lot of design listings on Etsy is that many of them are by people who don't do it for a living and have set the bar too low to start with, so it makes those of us who can offer a professional service seem far too expensive.
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« Reply #5398 on: August 19, 2008 03:09:10 PM »

I think my personal problem with a lot of design listings on Etsy is that many of them are by people who don't do it for a living and have set the bar too low to start with, so it makes those of us who can offer a professional service seem far too expensive.[/size]

That is exactly the case.
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« Reply #5399 on: August 19, 2008 03:16:47 PM »

I think you're exactly right, Ren, and that carries over into other areas as well.  My sister is a clothing and theater designer, and she's always ragging on me for underselling.  I research my prices on Etsy, and they're pretty much what the market would bear.  In other venues, I know my work would be worth more.  I think your cuff is priced right for Etsy, and but probably not as high as it is worth.  I do embroidery/applique, too, and I know I undersell on that, because of the work involved.
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