I am going to take a chance again this year on a craft show, so I need some good advice. Last year was my first, and I did . . . so-so. I have come across a few good web pages to get some tips and tricks from, so I thought I should share:
– Bring plenty of change, lots of ones, fives and tens.
– Allow yourself a certain amount to spend on other booths. I always give myself $20. That way I don’t overspend!
– Always have a mirror if you sell jewelry.
– Make sure all your work is signed, bring a permanent marker just in case you forget.
To read the entire article in depth: Diary of a Crafty Chica™: Tips for crafty vendors this season!.
Here’s another great article on what to put in your personal craft show “tool box”. http://creativeincomeblog.com/craft-show-toolbox/
And another great page with craft show tips: http://creativeincomeblog.com/tips-selling-craft-fairs-markets/
- Don’t put all your products flat on a table, people will be walking past and judge what you’re selling in about 2 seconds, if it’s not visible they will walk on.
- Don’t have an empty stand, if there isn’t lots to choose from people won’t buy. If you don’t have lots of work share your stand with a friend. It cuts on cost and it fills up the table better.
- Price your work, people will be afraid to ask if there is no price on it, especially with crafts, people always assume that they can’t afford it.
This page has a plethora of good information I haven’t gotten to yet . . . http://creativeincomeblog.com/category/craft-fairs/
Wow, now I think I am beginning to be overwhelmed. But, if anyone has any great tips for me, I would surely love to hear them! Please take the time to leave a comment (or two . . . or ten, LOL)