Charging for Your Time

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  • #2558
    Profile photo of Spring

    How much do crafters tend to charge for their time? I’ve read that they often don’t charge much due to high material costs, but that doesn’t seem viable long-term.

  • #3174
    Profile photo of Ellie

    I’m having a problem with this as well. It can get really expensive sometimes purchasing materials and therefore, most artists don’t include the right amount for the time spent on the piece. I think that it all depends on how well you are established. Maybe charge less, at first, to get your name out there and then start charging more once people know your work.

  • #3180
    Profile photo of Tabitha D
    Tabitha D

    When it comes to crafting, it all depends on what you’re doing. Crocheted items can be very difficult to make a decent amount for your time. I crochet and I will tell you that I cannot get anything approaching what my time is worth when selling thread centerpieces or larger projects.

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