How do you promote your items?

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How do you promote your items?
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Thu, 01-13-2011 - 11:46pm

Other than your online stores, do you do any kind of offline promotion?

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Tue, 01-18-2011 - 3:39pm

My goal is to get good enough to do craft shows. I

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Fri, 01-21-2011 - 1:43pm

Is it expensive to get into a craft show?

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Fri, 01-21-2011 - 6:41pm

It depends. It takes a bit to get started. You will need tables, canopy, displays, etc. As far as signing up for one, most of the ones I have set up at were around $50 or lower, but that has been a few years ago. It depends on the show actually. If you are going to set up at one for the first time, it will cost you, but if you plan on doing them often, it's worth it. When you set up after the first one all you will have to spend money on is the booth rental and stocking your inventory. You will want to make sure you have a lot of inventory, I would suggest at least 100 items, or close. The more you take, the more you make. Have a variety of stuff available for people to choose from. Have business cards, order books, etc. I even have a book that has pictures of ribbon I can order, pictures of past hair bows, etc.

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