As a general rule of thumb, most craft shows have their own type of promotion. However, this does not negate the fact that your customers need to know that you are doing a show. There are several simple ways that you can help advertise the craft show that you will be participating in. Your show can only be a success if you take partial responsibility for craft show promotion.
The hardest thing that you need to decide when beginning to think about doing a craft show is: will it be profitable? Craft show profitability is one of the things that most people don’t consider. They consider the cost of the table or space, but miss the overall costs of the show. Today I’m going to give you some help in deciding if you craft show will be profitable for you and how to avoid a loss.
One of the most vital parts of getting ready for a craft show is minding your calendar! This is so very important and it’s something that is often forgotten and overlooked as you continue on the daily grind of “life” and even the normal parts of running your Etsy shop. I’m going to try and give you some of my best advice in calendar preparedness and getting ready for your craft show. Continue reading Craft Show Planning & Your Calendar
One of the most difficult decisions that you will face in preparation for a craft show is how much and what to take with you. Most of this decision will lie within the venue that your show is held; however, there are a few things that you can consider that will help you to make this decision. Continue reading Deciding on Your Product for a Craft Show
Last week we discussed a few of the things that you need to take into consideration when deciding if you want to do a craft show. If you missed that post, please take a moment to read it and feel free to leave your thoughts and comments. Today we are going to talk about your overview in preparing for a craft show. Continue reading Preparing for a Craft Show
You’ve asked for it! Several of my Build Your Brand readers have written to me asking for a series of articles that will help you prepare for a craft show. Since the summer & fall craft show seasons are upon us, this seems like a very good time to talk about it … so for the next several weeks we will discuss many different things in relation to craft shows. Today’s topic is how to decide on and prepare for a craft show. Let’s get started …
Getting ready for a craft show shouldn’t be a last-minute deal. Getting ready for a craft show requires preparation, even up to a year in advance for the better and bigger shows. After doing Craft Shows for over six years now, I have some tips and some pointers that newbie crafters (or even craft show pros) may find helpful. I’m writing this in timeline form so that it is easy to follow.