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I'm just starting a side business this week. I purchased a heat press and have done a few small things for practice, but no official orders yet.


I have 2 customers lined up... But what do I charge?! I'm planning on using alphabroder for the shirts and fmexpressions until I get my own means of making the transfers. Is there a guide that others use that I can just input the number of shirts, cost per shirt and cost of the heat transfers?


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Some will take the total cost of goods and double it.

We don't do that. We know how much we want to make an hour and use that as a guideline along with the value we are providing.

As an example, we recently sold some face masks and made $2 each on them. I could press 300 an hour and we had 1000 of them. So each hour of work made $600. But that isn't the total picture. We had to cut out the transfers, 1 hour, bag an label them. Concurrent to printing (there are 2 of us) and then it ran about an hour over that. So about 6 hours to make $2000 in profit. I misprinted one of them so that was a loss.

Profit per hour was $333.33. Our target shop rate profit per hour is $270.

After all, it is a business, not a job.
 
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