Mike Ruslander Posted October 12, 2007 Report Share Posted October 12, 2007 Mark gave me the spark and Janel added the fuel for this discussion topic so here goes. Established pro and novice alike... How did you begin to set prices on your work? How did you base you increases as you became more established? I cringe sometimes on the subject of pricing. I have enough confidence in presentation, but nationally (or internationally) my name doesn't necessarily command top dollar. Where do I base my asking prices? When my work displayed in a gallery (paintings), the owner figured out a price including her percentage, and I just nodded and took the check. I do a lot of side work finishing knives for a company and accept an agreed upon price per piece. Sometimes I get surprised when I ask a price for a knife that I made and the client doesn't blink. Other times I'm underpricing, I feel, just to sell the piece. This is very similar to Mark's questions about talent vs. ethics. I guess this is pricing vs. ethics 101. Feedback is welcomed and requested. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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