Originally Posted by JBaringer
yes, I completely agree. This is what my "gut" has been telling me.... a learning experience for sure. Never again a quote on the spot. Do you have any advice on how to just get more assertive overall on presenting your pricing?
I find that people don't really understand what some of these cakes entail and why we need to charge what we do...and then I am so self-conscious charging that I end up under charging!
I do. Think about the long hours slaving away, time away from your loved ones, the amount of energy you put into the details. Think about the last cake you made, and how in the middle of it all prepping, cleaning, baking, cleaning, decorating, cleaning, running your oven, mixer, lights for hours on end, lack of sleep the night before the cake is due, did I mention cleaning? In the middle of it all you told yourself "this is why I charge $premium." When you write out the monthly insurance check or utility bill that NEVER comes with a discount. Think about all those things right before you even consider short-changing yourself. Look at the price you're quoting and ask, "Is it worth it?" The answer has got to be yes or you're wasting your time.