I’ve had some really lovely comments/messages over the months from some of you saying that I should raise my prices. I have tried that in the past and my orders dropped out significantly - enough that my increase in prices didn’t make up for the loss in sales.
I’ve been really busy lately (4-5 orders per day) so I decided now would be a good time to try it, as I’ll need a break soon to rest my voice anyway. So I kept my base rate the same but doubled my increment price. I haven’t had any orders in 2 days now and have had quotes rejected twice.
So for those of you who have doubled their prices, how are you maintaining sales? I agree that my work is worth more, but if I’m not getting any orders I can’t pay my dang gas bill.
Oh also, most of my regulars disappeared around March, I’m assuming because their offices closed due to Covid. So I can’t depend on my regulars to get me through. Almost all of my orders in the last 2 months have been from unique sales.