I’m only 45 days in, so I’m ignorant, but…,
I had 11 orders in my first week - too many to handle - but I heard that vacation mode permanently killed your rankings. (I’m not saying it’s true, just that it’s said.) So I raise my price to $50 figuring I wouldn’t sell anything until I dropped the price back down, giving myself time to catch up. It didn’t work. My sales actually went up, with a couple of customers ordering quantity 10. When I hit 16 separate orders, I panicked and raised my prices to $75. Within 12 hours I had four more orders. I’m still at $75 for my basic gig.
This is advice from a newbie to newbies: if you figure out something that works and you get too busy, raise your prices first. (Don’t pause your gigs, limit your orders or go into vacation mode.) Once you have a bunch of repeat customers, it won’t be so easy to experiment with pricing because you could be chasing off repeat business. Only one of my original eleven $5 customers is still a customer; the others couldn’t afford to stick around. Once you have a couple of hundred customers you will not be able to afford to lose 91% of them. So mess round with your pricing early and see what the market will bear.