Labor of Love: How to Price Your Handmade Items

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So, you’ve got your shop name. And, your banner is looking pretty good, if you say so yourself.   Your first product is all finished and you’re ready to list it in your online shop. Titles, tags? Check. Check. Aw shucks! You still have to charge for this item! This, being the labor of love that, […]

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What To Consider When Pricing Your Work

If you hang around for very long with a group of creative business owners, the topic of pricing finished goods is bound to come up. That’s because it’s something that we all struggle with… often. Crafters have to consider many things when setting prices for finished products: Time: When you’re making things by hand, the time […]

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Starting a Creative Business in 2013 – Pricing

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Pricing is a very tricky thing for new creative business owners. Who am I kidding? It can be tricky for veterans as well. Variations such as online venues, craft shows in new territory, new suppliers, different packaging and business goals all affect how you might price the items you make to sell.   Whether you […]

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Pricing to Entice People to Buy

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Alright, I’ve posted lots and lots of articles about how to price your crafts, which is great so that you don’t run the risk of selling yourself short or pricing items higher than they will sell at. Now that you’ve priced your items, how do you make prices and deals appealing so that people keep […]

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Toil and Labor: A Fair Wage

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Craft professionals labor in many areas from teaching and demonstrating to crafting and designing projects. Each of these areas have different labor considerations. To start off this discussion about labor, I’m going to cover the basic hourly income. I’m sure most of us would love to earn $50, $100, or even $1,000 per hour, but we need […]

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