I know that you probably love to make crafts just for the heck of it, but if you're like me then I know it's nice to be able to make a little cash on the side, right? Why not sell your crafts? What a good idea!
I work at the Simon Fraser Student Society (at SFU), and we run the vending program. We have tons of successful vendors returning every semester, but there's always room for more. By vending with us, you can increase the audience for your crafts by hundreds or even thousands of students and staff every day.
Tables are competitively priced, usually only $35 for the whole day, but in the summer they're even cheaper! A table here will run you only $26 for the whole day. We also have discounts for SFU students. You get a table and chair in a 10x10' plot in the busiest location on campus, near the largest lecture halls and the cafeteria. Vending hours are generally 10 - 4 every weekday, though you can stay less or longer if you'd like.
To be even more feel-good, 10% of your tabling fee goes towards the SFU Food Bank, helping students in need. Non-taxable, of course.
In the past, our successful crafters have sold:
- handmade soaps and lotions
- toys and puppets
- jewellery of all kinds
- wood and metal carvings
- books and handmade paper
- knitted and crocheted dolls and accessories
For more information, please check out our website at http://www.sfss.ca/Vending_Tables.html . You can also give us (and me!) a call at 778-782-3870 or email at email@example.com.
P.S., we also run an annual Winter Craft Fair in December! We'll start taking applications for that in September.
P.P.S., our graduation ceremony is June 15-18, so if you have graduation-themed crafts, that's the best time!