Deb Rebel wrote:I do a lot of the local one day events (usually held around holidays) in the whole area, booth/table fees are usually pretty reasonable. Online I'm setting up on Etsy and eBay ("buy it now" listings). Nothing there yet, but soon. I used to do a large circuit of 'street fairs', 'street festivals' and themed multiday events and conventions. Networking with other 'dealers' or 'merchants' is also how you find out about more events and shows. Make your own flyers, handouts, brochures, and business cards. At least carry 10-15 business cards with you always.... (etc.)
Kristine Walker wrote:i am a 'crafter' but i have yet to really make much money. i save money at christmas and what not though. (: i also make my clothes and my childrens clothing, especially now that we had our mall collapse and there are no more stores here for stuff like that. i am working on setting up an etsy account but need to create more things first. my grand mother runs a craft show in october, i am going to be selling there and it will be my first real craft show. the things i have sold have been things people i know have seen and asked for as well as a few stuffed toys online on a sewing forum. i have taught children to sew and quilt for money as well. i think i could make money, i seem to have a knack for the crafts. i enjoy sewing, beading, painting, drawing, building things, making jewellery, making shoes, ect. hopefully something will come out of it. i am still fairly young yet and have four kids at home so i still have lots of time to get to it. looking forward to september when they go back to school so i can get some work done.