Monday

5 Things to Avoid When Working a Craft Fair


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Bad Attitudes Don't Sell

It can be tempting to moan and cry with your neighbor when the show is slow, however, you are the representation of your product. Even if the place looks empty, you'd be surprised who is watching. Also, a bad attitude can affect your day when you do have customers. Keep a happy upbeat attitude and have fun! It will bring in more customers and more sales. People are attracted to happy people.

Don't Envy Others


Don't compare your stuff to others and feel bad. Remember, bad attitudes don't sell! You're stuff is fantastic, that's why you brought it right? Feel free to look, get inspired, but don't think you have to match others in expertise or price, we're always learning, so learn, but don't get down!

Cash Only Equals No Sale

I can't tell you how many times I've been to a craft fair and I'm still seeing cash only booths. There is just no excuse for this. A ton of people either carry no cash or very little cash on them. Your sales with drastically increase if you allow credit card purchases. It's so easy via Square or Paypal. As a user of Square, I highly recommend it for ease of use, it's point of sale options and it's low price.

Use Signage and Height to Your Advantage


Craft fairs are a hodge podge of tables with all kinds of goodies and it's easy to skim over things. If there is something you particularly want to call out, make adorable signs to put on the table to point things out, especially if things are laid down on the table and hard to see from far away. Spinning off this one, DON'T just lay every flat on the table. Use height to your advantage, hang things, build racks, place things on pedestals. You want your booth to stand out.

Scope Out the Competition


Before you pay your booth, ask the coordinators if anyone else is selling the same product you are. If there are many booths selling the same product, your sales will be low and the cost of the booth may not be worth it. You want to be unique at the fair or at least one of few people selling the same thing.


Do you sell at a craft fair and have tips for us? PLEASE comment below, we'd love to hear your tips and ideas!







Sunday

Plus Size Halloween Hoodies and $50 Coupon!!

Let's admit it, some of us are getting too old or too lazy to dress up for Halloween! Myself included! However, we can get in the Haloween spirit without spending too much money. These Halloween Hoodies below are a super great price and will keep you warm while taking the kids Trick or Treating! They are all all from Rosegal.com. Before you get worried (there have been a few bad reviews online), just hear me out. Their stuff is super cute and super cheap. The only drawback is that it runs pretty small. As long as you order two sizes larger than you usually would, you'll be good to go!

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Cat Pattern Hoodie with Ears



Octopus Print Plus Size Hoodie - Apple Green




Halloween Bat Moon Print Hoodie with Pocket - Blue



Tuesday

Stomp Rocket Toy Review

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About Stomp Rocket


Stomp Rocket has recently released their new Stunt Planes version of their toy. The stunt planes are 100% kid powered. You run jump and stomp on the stomp pad to launch the rocket or plane in the air. In this version you get 3 stunt planes that you launch with kid power. 

Review of Stomp Rocket




Stomp Rocket is a pretty reasonable price on Amazon for only $29.99. This is pretty average for an out door toy like this that provides a lot of interaction. I'm pleased with it's durability and it works just as advertised. It's a great alternative to the dangerous SDS rockets we launch as kids which could harm your kid or other peoples kids. This one is totally safe and good for even younger kids as long as they have the strength to launch it or they're willing to get a little help launching. The dogs enjoyed fetching the rockets back, just don't allow them to keep them or you'll have rocket shaped dog chews! Cute, fun, interactive toy for summer!

Disclaimer: A free Stomp Rocket was provided for my review purposes.