Friday, November 16, 2007

Im MAKIN CARDS!!!

Im on a mission. IM using up some of these scraps and making room and making cards like craaaaaazy. Some are cute some are well not quite so great haha I COUlDNT sleep so I stayed up makin cards. SO anyway.. here you go.. DONT LAUGH!
So I keep getting people asking me to make cards for them. I have had several ask.. but I have NO CLUE what to charge. What do you guys do? waht do you suggest? I have never charged for any of my stuff before until the last couple of years and It is always soo hard to figure out. I dont want to go to high, sometimes I just give it away instead because I just love doing them. Actually we are starting to be over run by hand crafted Items.. Im running out of places to put them. I give them as gifts all the time. BUT NOW.. I get people asking how much do you charge and my eyes just roll back Because I have NO CLUEEEE what I charge hahaa.
I know John will kill me if I did that right now with us trying to keep Bella in school and our Insurance Issues (DO NOT GET ME STARTED) SO what do you think? WHat is a fair price? GIve me some ideas.

9 comments:

TanishaRenee said...

Nancy, I was just in a similar situation. I'd say come up with a cost for supplies and multiply by 2 or 3 to cover you labor and creative efforts!

Angela said...

A few years ago I had someone ask me to make very simple thank you cards. I took the cost of the envelopes divided by how many were in the box, the approx. actual cost of supplies (not sale prices but actual cost) and then I doubled the price. 100% mark up! That is what most businesses do. If supplies cost me 1.00, I would charge 2.00... A gross card costs a minimum of 2.25 and your are much nicer than that!! Or you can ask them what are you willing to pay? And start from there.

Jacinda said...

I would definitely make sure you are covering costs, even if you are using scraps and stuff. The other girls would have a better idea than me. I'd compare similar handmade cards in the stores and see what they charge. Just don't undersell yourself - your time that you put into it needs to be valued too.

Sassette said...

Oh Nancy I agree with at least doubling the cost.......
It is a hard call at best though when you are trying to figure this sort of thing out.
Maybe you could do the cards in batches.....a certain number...and charge as a set?

Dee Molina said...

I agree with other girls, cover your costs then double it at least. Cards are not cheap these days and if they are especially made, well your laughing babe.

Lucy Chesna said...

I would double based on it price. Its handmade, made with love and unique. HGood Luck girlie and I hope you get alot of customers

Lynn said...

i agree w/everyone else. of course when using scraps its hard to figure, so just add everything as if you bought it whole and then your time:)

Jessi Gribbin said...

To figure price to charge on items I have made I figure my cost and charge 2.5 times my cost. I puch it back to 2 times my cost if it's a larger order, like wedding invites. Good luck Good Luck girlie!

Julie said...

Sounds like good advice to me. I wondered about the same thing myself..but on LO's. I LOVE that gingerbread man card!!! He's soooooooooooo cute!!!!!!