Tuesday, July 21, 2009
It's one thing to sell your work anonymously on Etsy from the comfort of your own home, but it's a totally different experience to set up a table with your items for the public to see. Not only can it be a little intimidating to have to talk to strangers face to face, but then trying to figure out how to set up your items can be a challenge. I recently decided to revamp my whole set up when it finally dawned on me that just having my items out wasn't enough to sell them. I had no idea what to do so I started surfing the net to find inspiration. I wanted to see what other people were doing. Some of what I saw was brilliant and some, not so much. But that was good. I got to see what NOT to do. Here are a few sites that really helped me out:
And for all of you jewelry artists out there, here is another site to check out:
It's OK to get out there and give it a try. If you find that your display isn't working, change it. Sometimes it just takes a little while to get the feel of it. And what you do for an indoor event might not work for an outdoor one. I'm sure that almost everyone doing craft shows and markets today will say that they have all changed there set up at least once. And if you need help, please feel free to ask your fellow IIW team members for help. I have and I'm so grateful for the advice. We all want everyone to succeed because if you don't, then we don't.
If you can recommend any other websites please leave a comment and let us know.