Ok, it's signed and dated. Now are you ready to sell embroidery? Making a piece for profit is different from making gifts for family and friends.
Do not undersell your time!
Giving gifts as a gesture of the heart is one thing, but selling embroidery too low undermines the respect for handmade work. If you are doing machine embroidery, you still need to consider your time and the cost of materials and equipment.
Here's a formula to help you calculate what the price should be:
Materials + Labor + Overhead + Profit = Price
Note: This is just a rough suggestion to get you started. To really learn how to determine the perfect price, click for instructions on how to download a free e-book with a 10-day course!
For more information about how to set craft prices, please see How to Start a Home-Based Craft Business by Kenn Oberrecht.
Are you ready to turn your hobby into a legitimate home crafting business and make it pay for itself? It's not a journey for the faint of heart!
When you're ready and legally registered, you can sell embroidery at local markets, online, or do both, as I do. Learn from my experiences.
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