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Will Raising Prices Affect Current Clients?


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Hello!

Hope you’re all doing well.

I’m an artist who has been giving serious thought to raising the prices of my basic offer, as I’m putting in a lot more hours into the work and it’s led to doing far more work than a basic $5 charge, including complete changes in attire, appearance, etc.

I currently have ongoing orders, but I don’t want to upset these clients by throwing an unexpected price raise at them.

TLDR; if I raise the price of my gig, will it affect current clients in my queue?

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Raising prices should be normal thing with time in my opinion. Just don’t overdo it like me, I used to charge like 5-30$ per job at start (web development so its not 1 hour gig) and then after I got some reviews I raised prices from 15-30$ to 100-200$ (per small website).

After that I was getting 2-3 orders a month. I thought my marketing just sucks and I could earn a lot when I would advertise better. But few months after still same thing.

I changed it to normal prices like 2 days ago (to 5-20$ again) and next day I had 5 orders in queue. And I made my gigs in a way that I can just do everything very quick. Damn, how much potential wasted. But I learned hard lesson - don’t price yourself on how much you want but how much market is willing to pay.

// just checked OP profile, I would try +5$ on every package but definitely would create more gigs

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