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Originally Posted by Embles View Post

Good advice everyone, I have to take alot of the responsibility for being a little wishy washy, I know what my ingrediants and time costs and I need to set a minimum price and advertise as such rather than asking what their budget is. I shouldnt start like this as it doesnt matter what the budget is it wont make the slightest bit of difference to my overheads lol jyst habit me thinks.

The one cake that I've ever charged for ( I'm a hobby baker) I made the big mistake of not asking her budget and she really messed me up with she didn't know how many servings she was all over the place with it.so we ended up going with her maximum amount of severings as I gave a way to low of a quote she was way happy with my quote or so I thought I later found out that she proceeded to continue to get quotes for the cake , she ended up going with me and my stupid low quote Iater came on here and put up a post saying please help me I don't want to be known as the cheap cake lady because she kept telling all her family and friends my low price. I finally had to turn down making cakes for them.
post #17 of 18

I once reponded to an email asking where the reception was and what her budget was, becasue she had said it was in a town quite far from me. I said that the delivery fee would be higher than normal so I wanted to check that the budget would be okay before we set up an appointment. She emailed me back with a super-rude message asking me what my issue was and that she didn't even know if my cake was "acceptable" and why was I bringing up budget?  I wrote her back explaining that I tried to keep within people's budgets, so I like to ask what that might be, and that it sounded like she might be happier going elsewhere. Some people apparently don't like it when you bring up budget right away (not that I'll stop doing it.)

post #18 of 18
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You lot are great, what started out as a rant has turned in to some very helpful advice, thanks everyone.
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