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Forum topic by ajthomas5009 posted 06-21-2016 02:21 AM 661 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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ajthomas5009

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06-21-2016 02:21 AM

Someone I went to HS with contacted me about making him a custom chessboard. I was looking for advice on pricing. I’ve attached a picture of the desired design. I did a lil research on etsy and I’m thinking 150$ plus shipping is a fair price. I’m prices on etsy range 125$-250+ besides the cpl lowball prices of 75$, and after looking at their profiles it looks like their retired and aren’t really concerned about making a wage.

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#1 posted 06-22-2016 12:47 PM

You need to price your products on what it cost you to make them.
Take into account your hourly wage, shop supplies, overhead and materials.

Huff has a blog on how to price your work. It is a very good read and his system does work well.
Takes some info to get it setup but after that it works easily on a spread sheet.

-- Jim Beachler, Chief Puzzler, http://www.hollowwoodworks.com

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