I now done 3 craft shows and to be honest I don’t feel I have learned what I need to know to do them on my own, but each time I am learning more and getting better!
Show 1: Sold 2 items : Made $10 – No Booth $10 profit
Show 2 Sold 4 items: Made $20 Booth and Fees $10.43 Profit $9.57
Show 3 Sold 17 items: Made $37 Booth and fees $5 Profit $32
In between craft shows I have done a few special orders and sold 4 items and made $21
I am at a total of $62.57 in profit. The good thing is I get to hang out with my friends and have a chance to sell items I make. Starting 1/1/2019 I will start keeping up with the items I buy. Right now I am mostly using up items I already have.
For me since I do not have a lot of product made, I feel the important thing is to keep the price of the booth low. From other blogs I read some people say they have shows where they don’t sell anything. In this regards I am doing good since I sold at each one so far. Since I was getting started my packaging and signs have not been very professional. This next show I will be focused mostly on packaging and signs. Since it will be so close to Christmas, I want to make most items packaged for immediate gift giving for those who don’t want to bother with it.
It is really hard because I have to find what sells best and I have not yet done that. I don’t know if it is because of my packaging or prices. I will be lowering some prices for the next show and hopefully handing out a lot of business cards. After this show I will be focusing on my Facebook group to offer the items for sell that way!
It is a work in progress but I am looking forward to how it looks by the end of next year!