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« on: November 06, 2011 09:27:23 AM »

I have made money selling things before but it was all through word of mouth,now I really want to go big time but wondering is it better to seel higher priced things like quilts and such or mid priced like purses,slipper etc.. or the low priced like dishrags,coaters,hats etc.. want to try a craft show but a bit scared.any advice or help would be good thanks
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2011 01:27:21 AM »

Why not have a mix of all?
Eliminates the 'scary' factor + attracts eyes in fairs Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2011 03:09:19 AM »

i agree on the previous persons idea: just do little bit of everything. i just read about a person who sells embroidery and clothing on her site, and she said that now that she's doing badges, they're selling like hot cakes. (is that the saying? i'm very finnish) so i'd encourage you to make some of the more expencive ones to sell, a few of the mid-priced items and lots of the cheap ones. at the moment it seems like people don't have as much money but they are willing to buy things that are fun and usable.

« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2011 07:29:49 AM »

I remember how scary it was doing my first craft show. Think of it as an opportunity to gather information. Take a mixture of price levels to see what draws people to your booth. Display one of your more expensive quilts to catch the eye, people may not be able to afford it, but if it impresses them they will check out your booth for something more in their price range. Good luck and let us know how it goes!


« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2011 11:04:50 PM »

People will always be quicker to buy a cheaper item than a higher priced item, so it'd probably be smart to have a good bit more cheaper things.  But as people have said you have a mix of both, because more than likely someone will end up buying the higher priced items too

« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2011 08:54:58 AM »

I agree with everyone else. Having a variety wil bring you more people looking and with that buyers! Do not box yourself into one area spread out and see what sells! I wish you luck on your first craft show! I am still small time making things for friends and families.
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