On Saturday was my forth market stall for the year, third in the space of two months. I’m not going to write a lot in this post (I’ll let the photos do the talking) 🙂 as I’m going to make a post collaborating what I’ve learned/my experience in the past 6 months months from my first stall to this one.
In summary, I did very much enjoy selling at this market; a good amount of people going through, nice space and fellow store holders, fantastic weather and just an all out vibe. After the market a couple of weeks ago, it was nice that this one continued the trend of selling a constant stream of goods, and if not, people complimenting/taking interest in my work. I still get that giddy feeling when people say me that I’m so clever. I met a few people who I knew – or who knew me but I didn’t know them (ahh, so embarrassing), a couple who came to the last market, and a lady who was starting up a new market soon and was asking if I was interested in attending.
The organisers were lovely too – met the new market manager, and the existing one gave me a badge and lolly bag (savior! I was rather hungry as the stall across from me was selling cakes and goodies to eat.)
Overall, financially, this has been the best I’ve done – just before Christmas has helped it along. After my first market, I wasn’t sure if I could keep going as I’d only made money back for the stall and the table I bought. Second, made less than $10 for two weeks work, so I was feeling a bit stressed, but now that I’m starting to pay off the supplies I’ve purchased, I feel like the cash flow is moving. But it’s not so much the finance, but more importantly the confidence that people have in what I make, and the love of talking about it.
It’s amazing who you meet and talk to, but I’ll talk about that in another post, for now, let the photos do a bit of talking…