5 Rules to Follow When Taking Custom Orders

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Most creative businesses offer custom orders, whether it’s a family portrait, a t-shirt design or a cake topper. Not knowing how to handle these orders can make the whole process stressful and, let’s face it, not rewarding.

Custom orders are meant to be a fountain of inspiration for future products so knowing what your rules are will make all the difference. You might be thinking, yeah, but it doesn’t seem like such a big deal for my business.

Here’s a secret, the more you know about your customers, the better. In fact, figuring out your “Ideal Customer Avatar” can literally make or break your world, which is why I am also spending a little time on that subject this week.

I get asked a lot of questions like, "How much should I charge?" or "What type of custom orders should I take?" or "How do I show them the rough draft without them stealing my design?" I’m going to answer some of these today so that you can take custom orders confidently in your design business.

What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

  • How to decide if you even want to take custom orders
  • How to price custom orders
  • How to set criteria for custom orders
  • Why custom orders can be beneficial to your business

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