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Find the best craft show for your work

Three tips for locating the best craft shows

Selling at craft shows used to be the only way to get your crocheted items or crafts out for people to see and buy. Even now, this is a great outlet for you to sell your products at, but here are three things you need to look for to ensure you have selected the proper craft show to sell your products at. 

The first thing you need to look at is if the craft show is stand-alone or in conjunction with another activity. I have found the craft shows which are in conjunction with other activities often have the most traffic. So you do not have to be worried about your items sitting on your table and not being looked at or even sold. 

Another thing I learned over the years is to find a craft show where you will be unique. For example, if you are selling your items at a show with another 15 crafters, it will be nearly impossible for you to get the sales you need to have. So you should inquire about how unique the items you have are for the show.
 
Something else you need to find out is what type of area you will be in. If you have a craft show in a rich area of town, then you can bring some of your items and expect to make some sales. However, you should make sure you look at the area and guarantee your prices are not out of reach for your customers. 
 
Selling your crafts is a great way to earn some extra income while doing something you like to do. However, you need to make sure you know what to look for in craft shows to ensure the right one is selected. Without any of this information, you may not select the right craft show to sell your products at and end up losing money each show you go to.