Tuesday, 1 March 2011

a long hard think

Undervalued = underwhelmed

...that's the conclusion that my long hard think has brought me to!

Basically, I've been undervaluing some of my work (mostly my smaller canvases and my handmade cards) and selling them for less than I should...once I take into account my labour in the creation of these items, they seemed disctinctly underpriced.

As a result, the receipt of the 'whoop! you've sold something' email from Etsy/Folksy left me feeling a little underwhelmed & distinctly less than gleeful - this in not how it should be, oh no!

And it all boiled down to the fact that...the time I would put into creating the item or replacing the item for resale, made me feel like I was working for pennies. And there's no joy to be had in that. Nope, nope, nope. And I do like to be a happy creator :)

It's a fine line though, don't you find? -

Making it worth your while                   making it an appealing 
   as the designer/creator          V       purchase for the buyer

Anyhoo, 'tis done and hopefully I won't cheese off any existing clients* and won't put off any potential clients. In fact (!), hopefully my new prices will reflect my new found self-respect which perhaps will garner appreciation for my work, from others. You never know
*(I did do some canvasing (hehe) before making my decision)



  1. We love our three Ditsy Bird canvases (alien, rocket and space man). I would still have bought them at the higher price. Good for you!

  2. Rachelle! huzzah! that is such a wonderful thing to say and makes me feel SO much more confident about my decision. A big fat thanks love! :) x