Friday, May 29, 2009

well here I go again on my soap box so to speak !!!

Once again someone has asked that question that I feel we need to all answer ourselves. The best way to answer is are you comfortable with what you are charging.......

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Good Morning

I have been working on my prices in my shop and have decided I think there are a couple of items I still have too high. I am reviewing right now and will be making changes. I still have no sales but that is alright that will change I know it will. This blog is for all of us who get discouraged with the price wars that are going on. I say don't raise your prices unless you feel it is really necessary. Just because someone else says your prices are low they may not be too you. Remember only you know what you paid for your supplies and only you can set your prices. Do what is right for you!!!! And remember to look at the prices of the people who are telling you to raise your prices and challenge them if their prices are at or lower than yours.....

Have a good day!!!! :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

just me again!!!

I hope I didn't offend anyone with how I feel!!! It is just how I feel. I thing that if we are true to ourselves as crafters then we will make money and succeed.

I really doubt it!!!!

I do go to the critques part of etsy forum and ask opinion well I use to I will not anymore. One of the biggest comments I got was that my prices were too low..... Well I went about busily changing my prices to no avail still no sales. Then I started looking at some of the stores for the ones telling me to raise my prices and too my amazement some of their prices were at or lower than mine so now I have decided I don't care if some other crafter likes my prices or not they are what I charge whether I sell it on etsy or at a craft show. If all I do is raise my prices to please everyone else it doesn't make me happy. I have even posted a new message on my store an it is as follows:

I would also like to say I have kept my prices low not because my items are cheap but because times are hard for all of us. I am not interested in making a fortune off of my jewelry and bags but to keep what I like to do going. Sure I earn a little money but not as much as some people do. I love what I do and that is the reason I do it. I set my prices where I want so that the average person with average wages can afford them.

I truely like what I do.... I like making money but I also know that times are hard for everyone so if we all get together and charge reasonable prices instead of trying to be millionaires off of our crafts then we would all sell more.

Thanks and have a good day!!!!