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Learn How to Price for Etsy Stores, Selling on Etsy

When I was first started making things to sell, I wove a sampler scarf using many different patterns, yarns, and colors that my teacher had given me to experiment with and learn from. It was a great feeling when two weeks after beginning (this same piece would now take me a few hours) I was ready to cut the finished piece off the loom.

As it happened, a friend was walking through the room and saw the scarf draped over my loom - it was my first commercial display. She fell in love with it and said she wanted to buy it.

Wow, was I excited! The only problem was I had no idea what to charge. After all, she was a friend and I was only a beginner. Meekly, I said “How about $20.” She said okay and that was my first sale. If I had known to check stores and craft fairs, I would have learned that scarves like mine were selling for $60 and up. Today, I would price the same scarf at $120 and get it easily.

That spur of the moment pricing decision wasn’t based on value. I didn’t stop to figure how many hours I had worked or the cost of the materials or what shoppers were accustomed to paying. And perhaps like you, I didn't know how to value my work and price appropriately.

Another lesson about a year later gave me an even bigger "Aha" moment. Shawls that I had been trying to sell for $75 just wouldn't move. So I improved the hang tags, accented the fine materials and upped the price to $110. Suddenly people started buying them.

Along my journey as a craft business owner, I've learned about pricing crafts as a real business owner and not just a hobbyist. And not just my own work, but through many types of crafts sold in my gallery in Madrid, New Mexico.

What I have discovered about pricing crafts from my own experiences and other professional craft artists could fill a book. Well, in fact, it has. The lessons I've learned have earned and saved me thousands of dollars more than I would have without applying the tips and techniques found in "How to Price Crafts and Things You Make to Sell".

James Dillehay

About the eBook:

Learn how to price crafts and things you make to sell on Etsy stores with this easy-to-follow PDF ebook. Discover formulas, examples and strategies to make your handmade items more appealing, when selling retail or wholesale, selling on Etsy or to stores, at craft fairs and everywhere else. If you've been losing money on your work or need new ways to boost sales, the tactics in this 128 page ebook provide indispensable guidelines to profitability.

You will get:
* Formulas and examples of pricing crafts when selling retail or wholesale, how to sell on Etsy stores and elsewhere online
* 10 competitive ways to stand out from the crowd
* 15 strategies for how to price crafts higher by increasing their perceived value
* Examples of how to price one-of-a-kind items
* How to guarantee you are really earning a profit on each item
* Examples of how to keep records so you can quickly price crafts as you make them
* How to use 'cash flow' so you will never run out of money to operate your business
* 12 sources for buying craft supplies at the lowest possible costs
* Production tips by creating a more efficient workspace
* More than 40 overlooked tax deductions from your craft business
* And much more about how to price crafts that you probably never imagined would help your craft business’ bottom line

What real people say:
“Once I found this book I said “this is exactly what I need!” It covers everything I wish I have known about how to price crafts. It also includes the topic of one-of-a-kind crafts, which is what I’m specifically looking for. Now I’m making more profit from my crafts and planning to expand my product line. And the last chapter about tax advantages nailed it. If you are selling crafts and want to make a living out of them, this book is a must.”

"How to Price Crafts and Things You Make to Sell" review by Lene Randol


“This guide was exactly what I needed to figure out how to make the most from my hobby. I had never even thought about shopping online and specific stores for the cheapest yarn possible. I had just always bought whatever the local Target has. That tip alone saved me money. It also helped me determine where I should sale my knitted goods to make the most money. I am still not trying to do this as a profession, but the extra money coming in from doing something I love is just incredible.”

"How to Price Crafts and Things You Make to Sell," reviewed by Samantha in Arizona


“My daughter is the crafty one in the family, selling things in her Etsy shop as well as local craft shows. She does well at it, but I’ve always thought she prices her items too cheap- I tried explaining the concept of perceived value to her, where if it’s priced cheap people will associate that with being cheaply made, and therefore an inferior product. This book helped drive home the point I was trying to make- the author explains crafting as a true business better than I ever could. The book even includes tips on how to manage the profits you do see, and how to take advantage of breaks for home-based businesses during income tax time. Well put together and very informative, every crafter can benefit from this information.”

"How to Price Crafts and Things You Make to Sell," reviewed by Michelle T.

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