Making vinyl decals is soft labor, but you get paid for your expertise, your specialized equipment, and the cost of materials – which is minimal like in the case of the polka dots shown in this video.
As for my real earnings, in all honesty, you have to account for expenses….
How Much Did I Really Make on My Polka Dot Vinyl Decals?
The total amount of vinyl it took to make all 140 polka dots totals to 22″ wide x 36″ tall. That’s 1/10 of a roll of 24″ x 10 yard vinyl. Off the top of my head, I would have to say it cost $2.40 in vinyl, and about $0.75 for masking tape. That’s $3.15 in cost of materials.
Cost of Materials: – $3.15
Service Fees: Etsy and PayPal Fees:
Then I have Etsy fees. The current seller fees is 3.5%. Multiply that by $30 dollars for a total of $1.05 plus $0.20 re-listing fee. That’s $1.25 from Etsy.
My PayPal fees on this items is $1.32 .
Total Service Fees: – $2.57
Here is where I make up for a little bit of my cost. In this case the customer pays a flat rate shipping fee. After I pay for the customers shipping from my end, I end up with a positive balance of $2.00 on shipping. And since shipping materials will cost me about $1.00, That’s leaves about $1.00 in my pocket to help offset the my expenses.
Total Shipping Cost: I Made Back $1 dollar!
If you add the $3.15 for materials plus $2.57 for service fees, my expenses add up to $5.72 . If you offset the dollar I made back on shipping, my total earnings for this decal is: $25.28
Total Earnings: $25.28
Well, I guess I am really making just over $25.00 in 10 minutes for this decal, working from home… I’m okay with that for now.
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