You have to take chances. You have to assess the risks, and jump in, knowing that you might fail.
The trick is to mitigate the risk. Sometimes all you have is your attitude to do this--to admit to yourself that selling your wares is always a crap shoot, and that you will be happy to learn something in the process. If you make some money, great. If you don't, great.
You have to turn this into a win-win situation for yourself. It's the only way to ensure your success.
Positive thoughts. Turn every opportunity to your advantage.
Hello fellow crafters! It's time for a Public Service Announcement from Amy, the Cranky Crafter! Hey--when you are vending outdoors, there is a special trick I've found to help you win friends and influence people. Or at least not annoy your fellow vendors. Have a look at the video!
You have started a craft business? Awesome! Let's get your name out there. This list of ideas is a great place to get started. Some ideas may seem old-fashioned, but that's because they work. Feel free to use the list as a guidepost--do the things that seem to match your approach, and save the other ideas for another time. (Full disclosure: some of the links below are affiliate links. Other links below are simply self-aggrandizing.)
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Who writes this?
Hi, I'm Amy Kalinchuk. I am an author, publisher, crafter, entrepreneur, roller derby skater, wife, mom, and friend. I try to be organized and maintain an air of enviable breezy elegance. I do not always succeed. But crafting? I can do that. And small business. I can do that, too. So can you! No, seriously, you can do this! I'll show you.