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Erica McPhee:
Hello all!

Just wanted to notify you, I have changed a few of the topics around. The following Topics are now in the "Pro Level" board:

Closed Flourish | For Members Only
Letter Business
Wedding Calligraphy

Now that we have grown quite a bit, I feel it is in the best interest for those of you pursuing calligraphy as a business for some of our topics to be for registered members only. This means you will need to be logged in to view these topics. While I still want to encourage discussion about running a calligraphy business, I also want to remain respectful to proprietary information. If I find the discussion too disclosing, I will consider creating a closed section with membership granted by permission only for those who are in business.

As always, I am open to suggestions and feedback.  :)

joi:
erica - i think this is a great idea.  admittedly, i am a bit uncomfortable that i just posted what i charge, and i hope it will not spark a debate on fees, as it is a touchy subject.  but one that does need to be discussed - between professionals.

Erica McPhee:
Thanks joi! No need to feel uncomfortable. I've never felt charges are secret - I used to have mine prominently displayed on my website. To me, nothing is more irritating than pursuing something only to find out half way in I can't afford it! I'd much rather be upfront.

However, with that said, as you saw, fees are a touchy subject for a variety of reasons. But hopefully, we can have open discourse about it. The fine line is when people are unsure how to arrive at those fees and need educating on how to go about developing their fee structure. I would prefer to address those questions privately.

We'll see how it goes!  :)

Cecilia:

--- Quote from: Erica McPhee on August 17, 2014, 11:08:02 AM ---
If I find the discussion too disclosing, I will consider creating a closed section with membership granted by permission only for those who are in business.


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Hello Erica,
let me say first that I totally agree with your change and perspective regarding the pros threads.
I'm wondering how you will distinguish who is in a business from who's not (or worst lying about it); of course I'm talking about internationals.
Take me for example: I have my shop on Etsy where I put some of my works for sale and I make sales through direct contacts. I'm allowed by the Italian Fiscal Law to make business without a registered company up to a total yearly amount of some thousands Euros, so you will not see the name of my company on my blog or website because I don't need to run a company now that my business is a start-up. Yet, I'm on business.
I apologize if my question sounds silly, maybe I didn't understand your statement as it was originally intended.
Thanks!

AnasaziWrites:

--- Quote from: Erica McPhee on August 17, 2014, 11:08:02 AM ---Hello all!

If I find the discussion too disclosing, I will consider creating a closed section with membership granted by permission only for those who are in business.

As always, I am open to suggestions and feedback.  :)

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Hi Erica,

I'm unclear exactly what this means. Is there some information or topic that only professionals would be able to see?

BTW, Received my copy of Dasherie and read it through today--absolutely terrific.

Mike

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