Craft Fairy – Making Crafts Your Business-Part 2

Making Crafts Your Business – Part 2

Eeek, you registered for your first craft show, now what?  Prepare, Prepare, Prepare!

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I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.   Oprah Winfrey

There are no secrets to success.  It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.  Colin Powell

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.  Alexander Graham Bell

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”  Benjamin Franklin

Preparation, I have often said, is rightly two-thirds of any venture.  Amelia Earhart

Talent is cheaper than table salt.  What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.  Stephen King

Got that? Preparation is the key.
Here is a list of items you will need just for your booth decoration and set up.
  • Signs
  • Business cards (an absolute must have)
  • Do you have a website? Do you sell on Etsy?  Offer discount coupons. Have them in your booth.
  • Mailing List
  • Table clothes
  • Risers or baskets
  • Stool – don’t use a chair, it places you below eye level of potential buyers
  • Backdrop, banner or bunting – something to make your booth attractive and unique
  • Mirror (if needed)

Let’s make some money.

Debbie

 

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