Why Price Your Hand Made Craft Items As You Do

I know that my pricing model looks a little off, well that is because I am a little off.  I want to make money from my craft, but I feel that it is more important that someone who wants to purchase something be able to afford that item.  I live on a fixed income and a lot of these items have been made because I could not leave my home due to my disability and I needed something to keep busy with.

I recently ran into a financial issue due to the lack of mail delivery because of a misunderstanding between me and the United States Post office just down the street from where I live, and am not able to provide my grandchildren with Christmas gifts that I have either bought or made because I will not have enough money to get through the month.  This made me think about all those out there who may have a financial issue of their own going on and won’t be able to provide a small gift or two to their families because of a lack of funds.

I decided that I needed to lower some of my prices so that others who have financial issues, a lot of gifts to purchase over the year could possibly afford to purchase from my site.  I would like to be able to just give the items away, and would if I knew the person truly needed that kind of service.  I am willing to work with anyone who may want to purchase something from me but does not have the full price.  I know this sounds crazy but the thought of a smile on someone’s face because they received a trinket made by me is far more valuable than the few coppers I may be able to put in my pocket.

The cost of everything has gotten out of control and I would rather bargain, lower the price or give it to my customer than have it sitting around collecting dust and taking up room in my very small apartment.  With Christmas just around the corner, this is my gift to anyone who would like to purchase something.  So if you see something on my site you would like to purchase, but think the price may be unreasonable or wish you could purchase shoot me an email at craftingmontana@gmail.com, with the subject line reading Lets Negotiate and I will be more than happy to work with you.

Keep watching as I will be adding more items to the library.  I realize some of the pictures are not very good but I am still learning how to take those pictures, edit them, and post them to my store.  I am open to any and all suggestions on how to make this site better and what it is you would like to see here.  So remember, practice, practice, practice and you too will become a master of whatever it is you are trying to achieve.

 

Keep on Crafting Montana!

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About

My family has lived in Montana for over a hundred years. I have lived and worked in Montana my entire life. I have raised two beautiful daughters and now enjoy my disability by spending time with my family, stringing beads, learning new needlework skills like arm knitting, knitting, and practicing crafting skills I have been doing as long as I can remember. The skill I really want to indulge in is writing, but until I have practiced some more enjoy the post on my ecommerce site: craftingmontana.com. The pictures are crude because I am not a photographer, the items are simple because I wanted to make things that people could afford. How many birthday parties a year does your child under ten attend? As my skills improve and evolve so will the types of items I can sell online. Currently I am working on a cottage food permit and those sells can only be done face to face. Follow me where ever you find me and help me to evolve into a better craftsman.