Ten things you shouldn’t say when pricing handmade items

Some very good point here.

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I’ve been giving advice this week on pricing handmade items for selling. Not on purpose, just because it’s cropped up a couple of times. Working in a shop where people sell handmade items means it’s something which is bound to come up.

When I started selling handmade items, advice was thin on the ground. I tried reading some things online, but never really had someone to talk to in person. I also didn’t realise that my lack of knowledge was holding back my business, because people were bitching about me not being able to price properly behind my back, instead of just telling me what I was doing wrong, and I was missing opportunities.

This is why when I now see people underpricing their work, I tell them, and hopefully not in a patronising way, but because underpricing is undervaluing your own skill. To me, it’s…

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Zion here with another Zynful Creations update.  The past few weeks have been fairly chaotic with birthdays, the very unexpected loss of Popcorn – the cat who adopted us, and just regular life stuff.  Regardless of all that, Żynful has been working on some great stuff.  See all those red, yellow, and blue balls?  Those are to become Autism awareness hats,  and Zyn has been working hard at pulling those together.

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