Is it possible to make money at craft sales or flea markets selling handmade goods?
Question by CuteWriter: Is it possible to make money at craft sales or flea markets selling handmade goods?
Okay, so I have a little talent. You may think it’s only VERY little. I can knit. I can whip up adorable mittens in a couple of hours, knit socks, make cute beaded and wire-work jewelry, etc.
Does anyone ever REALLY make any money at craft fairs? My feeling on the matter is that unless you get your supplies for wholesale, you’re unlikely to even recoup the cost of your materials (yarn, sterling wire, etc.).
I’m not looking to get rich. Just pay for my materials and maybe make enough for a few Christmas gifts or to support my continued creative habits. People continue to DO this type of thing, so someone must make SOME money out of it. Is there a secret to this? Certain things or price ranges that sell like hot cakes?
I’m very curious about this!! Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Let me clarify: I do NOT wish to quit my day job and make a living as an “artist.” I work full time and plan to do so until retirement. In fact, I love my REAL job. I’m just wondering if I’d LOSE tons of money getting a booth twice a year or if I might actually make a couple hundred bucks.
Answer by danial w
I would talk to people who do this sort of thing. I am sure if you have good quality products you will have return buyers and be able to sell with word of mouth advertisement. Just talk to people at those types of Places who sell crafts and home made items to get a sense of what you want to do.
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