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« on: July 23, 2008 01:36:20 PM »

I have been making stuff for a couple of years, and always just tossed a random *most likely underpriced* price at it, and called it a day.  Well, I finally STOPPED doing that, and actually did the calculations...and it turns out that the price is a little more then what I had thought it would be if I paid myself an hourly wage plus supplies.  I am obviously going to STOP underpricing myself, but how can I help myself feel confident in knowing that it's actually priced CORRECTLY *for once*  Does that make any sense?

HELP!?! lol  Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2008 01:17:34 AM »

I don't think your prices are high at all. (If you pay taxes there can hardly be anything left??!) If I can make a friendly suggestion: try improving your photographs a bit. Your items would look much better in clearer photos with light backgrounds.
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2008 11:42:50 AM »

Thanks...I still haven't changed the prices to the ACTUAL prices yet...and I know... I have to get better pictures.  But for some odd reason, I am having problems focusing with my digital and then working the flash...oy!  Thanks for the tip!

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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2008 09:14:19 PM »

Probably the most enlightening piece of advice that I've read now that I've started getting into this business stuff was to figure out how much you want to get paid by the hour FIRST, then figure out what you would need to do to accomplish that. Taking into account all the taxes and expenses and all that. It really forces you to break it all down to see if your effort is going to be worthwhile.

So, I think you've taken the first step by doing the calculations. Smiley Now you just have to figure out what your time is worth and re-strategize if you need to.
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2008 04:52:51 AM »

Sugarbeth makes a good point. I like making cards, but if the cards I really want to make don't bring me my desired hourly wage, I have to figure out how to make the construction go faster by eliminating steps, embellishments, cutting, etc., and still present a decent card for the price I want to charge.
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