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Can you Make a Living Selling at Craft Shows?

Can you Make a Living Selling at Craft Shows?

I’ve met many people through the craft show circuit who sell at craft shows full-time. I remember chatting with a jewelry vendor who spent her entire year travelling to different shows. I had a table beside her at a 3-day event so I got to ask lots of...
Craft Trends for 2019

Craft Trends for 2019

Whether your handmade business follows trends or not, it’s always helpful to be informed and take color/scent/style trend shifts into consideration when designing new products.   Don’t confuse your existing Etsy customers or craft show shoppers by offering a...
5 Ways You’re Using Craft Shows Wrong

5 Ways You’re Using Craft Shows Wrong

Here’s how I used to treat craft shows. I’d go into crazy-woman sewing mode in the weeks leading up to a craft show. All other marketing and updating of sales channels would stop so I could give my full attention to production.   I’d stay up late the last couple...
The Easiest Way to Increase Craft Show Sales by 27%

The Easiest Way to Increase Craft Show Sales by 27%

When I started my handmade business, I thought more was more. The more options of handbags I offered, the more sales I could make because I’d be appealing to a wider variety of customers. I had:   No clear customer I was targeting.   No clear style I was...
3 Tips to Avoid Awkward Shopper Silence at a Craft Show

3 Tips to Avoid Awkward Shopper Silence at a Craft Show

The very first craft show I sold at was in a small community league hall with less than 20 vendors. Craft fairs were fairly new and indie at that time. Although people showed up, it wasn’t exactly a buzzing scene. So it made my lack of conversation/selling skills even...
The Best Kept Craft Fair Secret for More Sales

The Best Kept Craft Fair Secret for More Sales

I have a confession…   I love reading YELP and GOOGLE reviews. Especially the bad ones. I’m not really sure why. I’ll spend several minutes scrolling through strangers’ opinions of a business, even if I never plan on being a customer of theirs. At the risk of...
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