Crafter's Guide to Pricing Your Work

Crafter's Guide to Pricing Your Work

by Ramsey
     
 
The must-have reference on the business of crafts.

The Crafter's Guide to Pricing Your Work shows crafters how to set prices to maximize income, with hard-working marketing tips and information on how to price and sell more than 75 kinds of crafts.
-- estimate materials, labor and overhead costs
-- assess and sell work with a fair profit margin
-- account

Overview

The must-have reference on the business of crafts.

The Crafter's Guide to Pricing Your Work shows crafters how to set prices to maximize income, with hard-working marketing tips and information on how to price and sell more than 75 kinds of crafts.
-- estimate materials, labor and overhead costs
-- assess and sell work with a fair profit margin
-- account for regional price discrepancies
-- calculate studio rates to determine hourly wages
-- sell less-than-perfect products fairly

This all-in-one guide also gives inside information on how to advertise at a minimum cost to maximize return. Case studies offer advice and inspiration on record-keeping, consignment, mail-order, taxes, reducing costs and managing cash flow.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Craft marketing has become big business. Crafters, often concerned mainly with production, need to know where to market their products and how to obtain a fair price that gives them a good return. Crafts Marketplace is an annotated directory of shows, wholesale shops, galleries, and service organizations. Entries give addresses; phone, FAX, and E-mail numbers; description of business; and requirements for acceptance of the craft material to be sold. Ramsey's (The Upstart Guide to Owning and Running a Florist Business, Upstart, 1995) book lays out pricing in dollars and cents for many kinds of handmade items and offers tips for streamlining production time and laborthe major element in craft pricing. He includes an appendix of useful forms for record keeping. Both these books are valuable resources for crafters researching their markets and preparing goods for sale.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558704350
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
02/01/1997
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 10.85(h) x 0.49(d)

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