I am new to this group and I have been asked to make some scroll saw items
for someone for a fundraiser, they have offered to pay me for the items. My
problem is I have no idea what to charge. The items are a puzzle and a
picture of a girl and a horse. both are approx 12 x 11 inches., the puzzle
is made from 3/4" poplar and the picture will be from 2 pieces of laminated
plywood. My total cost of material is maybe $5 for both items and the time
to make will be the puzzle approx 4 hours and the picture maybe 12 hours.
Can anyone offer me any advice on what price to charge for these items?
Thanks in advance
This is always tough Mike, I learned last week that I should probably be
charging more for my time. Anyway if this is for a good cause, charge as
little that you feel comfortable with if you truly want to help out. Don't
sell your self short if the job does not interest you.
One method of getting full tax deduction for your work (labor and materials)
is to do a crafts swap . . . . Artist do it every day I have been told.
Simply find another crafts person that will buy one of your projects for say
$500.00. Then you in turn by one of his for $500.00. He can donate your
work and deduct the full $500.00 & you can donate his work and donate the
full $500.00. Just keep the paper trail clean and neat . . .
A fellow I met in Bakersfield made custom saddles . . . a friend of his
built detailed miniature covered wagons . . . . they would buy one from each
other every year for a couple thousand dollars . . . and both promptly
donate them to a charity auction . . . . I have never done it, but it seems
like it would work and be legal . . .
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