My Experience With Fiverr.com – Part 1

Writing blog posts for my business is not easy. In fact, I am so close to it that I have a very difficult time coming up with topics. This blog, The Vendor Life, however, is super easy to write. I just write what I want to and if you read it, great. If not, I…

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Free Stuff From My Credit Card!

It’s that time of year when we are planning for new holiday shows and building our inventory to support those shows. Our current “A game” isn’t good enough for one of the shows so we need to build a new display. But, like many of you this time of year, we are cash strapped. Lucky…

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

There will be times that you will need to make decisions about whether to go to a market or not. It is easy to make a decision and then wonder if it was the right one. Once a decision is made, all you can do is move forward.

Feeling Broke? You Aren’t Alone.

It’s the time of the year when we are all feeling broke. Vendor fees are piling up for all the fall shows and we are questioning where all these fees go. I saw a post today that I had to share.

The Second Way to Improve Profits

A while back I wrote an article about improving profits having to do with controlling costs. I think we all struggle with this one. I know I do. I always have these ideas for new products so I go buy materials for it and then it just sits there because I am working on something…

Pecan Street Festival – Austin, TX

We are kicking off the fall season with our most expensive market to date. We have heard a lot about the Pecan Street Festival in Austin, so we finally got up the nerve to try it.

It’s Time!

Yup. Summer is officially over and we are entering into fall. That means that it is time to start thinking about the holidays if you haven’t already.

We Were Rained Out, But…

We were in the truck. It was all loaded with all our stuff for our Austin market. 15 minutes after we left, we received the email that our market was cancelled due to weather. The mood in the truck was thick with indecision as we both contemplated what our options are. I looked at Monica….