It's that time of the year again. I'm not much of a holiday person myself, but my better half has a real thing for it.
So this weekend we will participate at a Christmas market at a local farm house. The idea, is to sell a lot of stuff. From wooden Santa's to home made candy and homemade bird food..
So. Just thought that I'd share, if you have the time and the know-how then look around the country-side of where you live to find something similar and see if you could participate as a seller. (few refuse if you are really interested.
So some things to keep in mind when preparing (learnt from previous years)
- Make sure you know the opening hours, in our case its 4 hours.
- Make sure you have enough items to sell for the whole opening hours, if you sell out the first 15 minutes chances are that you are not welcome next time.
- Ask how many people are expected, and past experiences from previous years
- Bring extra change, ask around if you are unsure.
- Set prices at even intervals, for easier money handling. I.e. $2 instead of $1.95
- Be ready to use new technologies, in Sweden for example Swish is an excellent compliment to cash handling.
- Be sure you know about local regulations, and taxes that might affect you. It is your responsibility, not the arranger.
- If you say it is home-made, be sure that it is.
If your participation goes well, be sure to check for other happenings. Many venues have family days in the spring and maybe a harvest market in the fall.
That's all for this time. Hope this gave you some ideas.For more ideas, check out my other post on Tips to finding extra income sources!