Tuesday, July 22, 2008
SICK OF SEEING LOW PRICES
I've decided to up my prices on my original ACEOs to what they are worth, well or at least more that what I was offering previously. I spend more than 5 hours illustrating each card, sometimes days on end getting the sketch right and not counting my materials and ideas they are easily worth $80 each. But of course I can't bring myself to increase that drastically for now, so a small step first. Hate earning 20 cents an hour, and much more without sales it goes to show low prices doesn't necessary mean more sales!
Even the minimum wage here in Singapore is S$3.50, that is US$2.59. It's not a hobby anymore (started as one though!). That is all. I encourage any crafters or artists who are seriously underselling their works to consider pricing in your time, materials, skill and time to market it. Oh and the fees (Paypal, ebay, etsy etc).. Don't lose money on selling ;)