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I just joined this website and group so I am a newbie to this! I have sewn all my life and am now retired and can sew to my heart's content. I recently joined up with a friend who is selling purses. I have designed and refined the patterns for the purses and have now started sewing them. She will start selling them when we have more inventory. I am the worker bee in the "sweat shop". Now I have to decide how much I want to get paid. I want it to reflect my talent and worth but I don't want to price myself out of a job or her out of business. Her "business" is just new and sort of informal. Answers please and advice ASAP! I look forward to hearing from you.

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Comment by Mary Ellen Edwards on March 24, 2009 at 12:31am
Thank you so very much. That is what we have worked out. It is a verbal agreement at this point but I get a "commission" from each item sold. I'll let you know how the business progresses and if I get rich I will cut you in for sure! Thanks again. Mary Ellen
Comment by busybug1 on March 23, 2009 at 6:55pm
I would have a contract written up first of all so that there is no misunderstandings. My first thought about pay since it is a business that you are getting off the ground, would be to set up a commission style of pay. Have a base minimum wage and then get a percentage of what sells or just set it up so that you start with getting a percentage of what sells until the business gets really going good then change to a wage by the hour. I hope this helps out. Carla

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