Sunday, November 14, 2010
The show was a good experience for me to see how things work and need to be done. That said, I did not do very well in sales, as I only sold one thing, and lost more money than I made. This seems to be a recuring theme with my sales on and off-line and I know I am not a pro by any means and I want to stop this trend, as it is expensive! I have the same questions each time, as in- How much is too much? Will my things sell in this market, and if so what price range? and etc. etc. I have very little money and if I price things at a level I could afford, it seems too cheaply priced and I get very little interest in my items. But, if I price according to my time, materials, any added expenses like gas, mileage, postage, etc. that too seems to not work! My sales on Etsy have not been very much and I thank God I don't have to live off of the profits because I would have been homeless a long time ago! I love to create things and make my ideas into reality and I will continue to make things but I do say it is very discouraging!