Everyone who offers a professional service or creates ‘artistic work’ faces the quandary of what pricing to charge. In a retail sales environment the calculation can start with the cost of the item(s) being sold, then adding the various elements of overhead, behind-the-scenes expense and corporate profit.
Pricing creative work is different. Often a potential customer will attempt to calculate the costs of the various physical materials used in a piece of work, add in some sort of salary for the time it takes to produce it, and arrive at a ‘fair market price’. Of course, those are but a small percentage of the total costs of operating a professional/ creative enterprise.
As a self-employed skilled professional I do not have all the overhead of a retail outlet. I don’t lease retail space, do not have employees, etc. However, I am however responsible for self-employment taxes, medical insurance and my retirement fund- all without any corporate contribution. In addition to payment processing and other Internet-related expenses for all my endeavors, overhead that specifically supports Gryphon Card Readings include college studies (sociology, philosophy, and others), non-college workshops, books, decks, and decades of practice.
Practice at reading cards. Plus decades of living as an openly queer and spiritual individual, studying behaviours and patterns across a wide variety of folks and situations.
I take all that, plus whatever it is that the cards tap into, to provide you insight. I do not use an app, software package, or just flip through a book to select cards. The interpretation I deliver is more than just a cut & paste definition of each card. The spread tells a story; cards influence each other and patterns are most often more than mere coincidence.
The final pricing calculation balances the typical financial state of my customer base (Creative Arts rarely pay as well as they should) and the value clients place on my work; how helpful it is in achieving personal or creative goals. Whether you purchase a standard retail spread, or decide on a customized series of readings, I hope you see Gryphon Card Readings as helpful, and a wise investment.
Pricing as of May 29, 2019
Email readings using pre-selected decks for one of my standardized spreads, with up to 4 cards, may be purchased through my Etsy shop for US$24.00.
Email readings using pre-selected decks for one of my standardized spreads, with 5 to 9 cards, may be purchased through my Etsy shop for US$36.00.
Email readings using pre-selected decks for one of my standardized spreads, with 10 to 14 cards, may be purchased through my Etsy shop for US$48.00.
All eMail readings include a .pdf file sent via email. This will list the question, the spread (card layout), the cards drawn, and my interpretation of the reading. A photograph of the spread will be included.
Custom readings– whether using non-standard spreads, a greater number of cards, or other decks, are also available. These must be pre-paid via PayPal- Please shoot me a note via briangryphon(@)att(.)net with what you need and I will provide a quote. Live readings via telephone may be available to returning clients on a case-by-case basis.