From Studio to Market: A Tell All Guide To Begin Selling Your Work At Local Markets
In person markets are a wonderful way to build your community and are often a gate-way to growing your business but it can feel intimidating when you are preparing for your first one. I gathered up my years of experience from selling my handmade ceramics at markets to help you have a successful in-person selling season.
Inside this 33 page guide we cover:
choosing the right market for your work
the application process
creating an engaging display
pop ups vs markets
growing your email list
marketing within a market
fragile or oversized items
setting goals and managing expectations
prep week to do lists (the week before a market)
how to handle insensitive comments
what to do when you have priced yourself out of markets
celebrating your hard work
a packing list
affirmations for market day
setting goals & questions to reflect on after market day
I have also included tips, stories, and lessons learned from my own market experiences! I hope this guide empowers you to pack up your creations and venture out into your community to share your work with people who are anxious to support local businesses, collect one of a kind pieces for their homes, and gift the handmade.
What you make is important and comes from a beautiful place inside you, let's get it out into the world for others to enjoy! You can do this!