Originally Posted by nesweetcake
I used to feel bad about my prices, when people swallowed. Until one day, I picked up my 5 year old from pre-k tutoring to work on her handwriting.....Paid $25 hour and the class was held at the teachers home. She was sent home with a $1.00 prize from the prize box that day.....What did she have invested but one hour.
See, I would like to be able to tutor, as I am a teacher as well. But I have three small children and scheduling tutoring sessions is just impossible right now. I think she still invested something, with her education and time researching methods, etc. but all that was invested on the front end and now she can earn some $$ more easily by during the 1 hour tutoring sessions.
Now, I know all of us here (most of yall way more than me too) have invested MANY hours learning the craft of sugar art. Plus, the time it takes to put them in action to create the cake/cookies, etc. So this was a great example of why I need to stick to my prices and so do others.
I'm putting my prices on my site for people who register with an email address to login to the site. When I email them my price sheet, I also include a small blurb about what an impact the cookies will have at their event . I also say that if they have a specific budget they need to stick to, to let me know and I can figure something out that works for them and is still fair for me. For example, if they wanted 24 fancy princess cookies, but are shocked at the price, if they let me know, I could suggest to them that we do maybe 5 fancy ones for the platter and the rest more simple (not flooded, just accent decorations, etc) and then I can get their price down and not have to work just as hard as I would doing them all fancy. Sometimes this works out.