Whew! I did it!
My first craft market was this past Sunday!
I am the short one. My oldest daughter and husband were a great help for setup and takedown.
It was not very well attended but I did make a few sales to cover my table fee and other expenses, handed out a few business cards, met a few really nice vendors and received several compliments on my products and display.
The best part for me was the opportunity to test my stands, checkout area and packaging, lights etc and learn firsthand what the market environment is like. It also forced me to blast right out of my comfort zone, and talk to people about my jewelry.
I am super sensitive and an introvert so I sometimes I find it emotionally exhausting to be around so many people. It was much, much easier than I anticipated and it will only get easier from here. #passiontrumpsfear
My Square payment swiper worked perfectly, and I used it for 75% of my sales. I am so thankful to myself that I took care of ordering it months ago!
All in all, a great experience, and I just registered for another show that other vendors mentioned.
That one is in just 2 days so I’d better get cracking!