Category: money

Oh god my head may explode! Trying to work out…

Oh god my head may explode! Trying to work out the stock I need for two builds and man it all adds up quick!! #work #incomingwork #quotes #money #metal #metalwork #industrial #industrialdesign #mig #welding #metalfab #baddrawing #hopeful #stress #prayforme

Why Do I Charge £45 for a 3 bottle wine rack?

Someone sent me a message this very morning asking me: “Why do you think it is ok to charge £45 for a wine rack made from old horseshoes?” That is a great question! The first answer that popped into my head was to do something you should never do and answer a question with another question. Something along the lines of “Why do you think it is OK to ask me why I charge what I charge for my…

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Guest Blogger Vicky Fraser Has More to Say on Pricing!

I emailed Vicky to let her know i was singing her praises for being a teacher of marketing and helping me to move forward and she kindly said she would give me a guest blog post to post out to you guys! This is great as its my first guest and someone i know, knows what she is talking about! This is Vicky’s book which i bought and it continues to help me now!There is a link to her site and the…

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You Want Me To Do What? Be Adaptable.

You Want Me To Do What? Be Adaptable.

You made your product lets call it a clock! You are proud of the clock and it can be no better! It sits straight on the desk and shines out in the light like a beacon of loveliness in a room of despair. (Sorry got carried away!) Sits proud on a table Shines out on any desk Then the world spins more slowly for a second as someone sends you an email. They can see potential in your clock but they…

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Marketing Tips With A Twist!

Marketing Tips With A Twist!

Hand made by me for use in front rooms or to work on or even by the bed as a night stand! You have made your piece of work and you are proud of it, mine was the table above. There is no space in your house to keep it and you would like to buy that new set of spanners you saw at the shop last week! Well one could pay for the other couldn’t it? We spoke yesterday about the amount you should price…

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How Much!!!!?

It cant be about money when you start up! The ugly subject of money has to enter into this metalwork bliss at some point I suppose. When you first start you have to learn enough to make sure what you make stays together and is worthy of selling. Took me a while to get there i can tell you. Everyone tells you there is an equation for working out what your products ‘owe’ you. I’ve taken it from…

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