Dear fellow Craftsman
I have noticed that there are a lot of guys that have a hard time pricing their work. Don’t worry you all, it’s part of the growing pains of any craftsman, we have all been there at one point or another. Just keep testing the market you will find your way.
I have a friend that for years struggled to make ends meet, he was working his buns of to scrape buy. One day I asked him how much do you charge? $15.00 an hour her replied. That was the most insane thing I have heard in a long time, I could not even hire labor for that kind of money and here was this hard working guy prostituting him self out. In the end of the day it had nothing to do with the market but what he tough his time was worth. Now I suppose it can also work on the flip side, don’t think to highly of your self and charge an arm and a leg start on the low end and slowly test the grounds as you build your cliental.
Seeing all the discussions on pricing made me realize that I don’t show any pricing on my website
It really hit home for me when I was doing product research the other day and become frustrated by so many websites that showed no pricing on their products. Who wants to take the time to sit down and call just to find out how much an item costs? I hate getting on the phone and having to sit trough automated programs. Then a light bulb went on and I realized I have one of those websites.
So I spend a few hours fixing things and priced my previous projects. at least people can get an idea if hey can afford my time.
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