We Can Do That Too

When Monica and I started selling at markets, we watched what other people were doing with regard to their business. We got a lot of inspiration for our booth display and product presentation. We also saw all of the cool products they had for sale and we said to ourselves “We can do that too!”….

Vendor Profile – Hill Country Mesquite and Art – Fredericksburg

I have the pleasure to meet some neat people every weekend. Over the past weekend, I had the pleasure to meet Joe and Julie Marshall, owners of Hill Country Mesquite and Art. Selling their art at Trade Days in Fredericksburg, Joe and Julie combine their own individual talents to make items that are truly unique.

Fredericksburg Trade Days

Monica and I spent the past weekend in Fredericksburg as tourists. That’s right – we took a weekend off and went on a mini vacation. We have heard so much about the hill country and the monthly Trade Days that we had to go. Yes, I’ve been in Houston since the 1990’s and I had…

8 Dollar Day

Some sales days are excellent. Some not so much.

Consignment Pros and Cons

You’ve been selling your products and goods at Farmer’s Markets and Craft Shows in your area. Maybe you’ve even been travelling a bit to other cities and maybe states. Somebody comes up to you and asks if you would be willing to let them sell your products in their store!  Success! You’ve been discovered!

Be comfortable – Bring a Chair

One of the things that can make markets miserable is when you are uncomfortable. Proper seating can be essential to your mood and your back! Different shows or markets have a different vibe. Some might be really laid back while others may be more “proper” (for lack of a better word). Your choice in a…

What You Do In Public

Being a market vendor is more visible than having a typical job. What you do in public reflects not only on you but also on the market itself.