I've been crafting for years. Over the years, I've given away plenty of things I've made of holidays/birthdays/special occasions. I ended up selling all of my hemp necklaces for $1 at a garage sale my aunt set up [considering i had like..fifty of them...it was a nice profit when i made them three years ago
] and i sold soap once to a friend of mine, who is now my roommate.
but i don't know how to get started. I work overnights, I work every single weekend. And it's really hard to do a craft fair because i'd be up all night, than have to head to the craft fair, and than go to work again that night. i'm not so sure my body can handle that. plus, i don't want to be dead asleep while customers are looking at my stuff.
i know etsy and all those online places are a great option, but i've tried that, and didn't sell anything. and most of the people I talk to now are people that I'm extremely close to and would just give it away if they wanted it.
But I'm at the point where I have an 18 gallon tote full of scarves, 3 gallon tote full of miscellaneous necklaces, a shirt box filled with earrings, a jar filled with rings, and three baskets full of soap.
plus, i have more necklaces and earrings in the process. [my love is for jewelry.]
and my roommate wants to try out screenprinting, and get that into my business too. but i told her i didn't want to do that until i started actually SELLING things....... you know what I mean? because I dont want to end up with a bunch more totes filled with t-shirts that can be sold if the time ever comes.
i'm sorry for writing you guys a novel, but i'm just very fustrated and discouraged. any advice?