What To Do With Your Arts & Craft The “Rest” Of The Year?
Arts and crafts rock all year round! They are not seasonal like any other businesses. Arts and crafts are wonderful birthday gift ideas – someone celebrates his/her b-day day each and every day. Arts and crafts are creative souvenirs for parties, events, and other celebrations – weddings, christening, debut and the like. Gift giving may also be observed during monthly traditional and/or special occasions – new year, Valentine’s Day, recognition/graduation, etc. These are just some… More activities and outlets are readily existing (or think out-of-the-box and be the first to introduce something new) to do with your arts and crafts the rest of the year!!!
Rent Spaces in Shops or Malls
The basic and common way to sell your arts and crafts is by displaying your actual available stocks. If you are just starting out, you can rent stalls in malls, but if you have a big capital or you are already an established arts and crafts vendor you can launch your own shop. Well displayed items are considered half sold already. Thus, make it a habit to dust and arrange your inventories regularly. Make sure to put your best arts and crafts creation as the center of attraction in your shop, and always instruct your sales personnel to always put a smile on his or her face.
The “in” thing nowadays is everything about being online such as, social networking, working in the comfort of your own home (online jobs), e-mail marketing and publishing internet ads. Hence, online selling is a great option on how to sell your arts and crafts. There are lots of shopping websites where you can showcase your products. A good one highly recommended is BigCartel, which has pricing packages from 1 to 300 products. You can take a picture of your goods and upload them. Further, you have to look for the courier who offers the lowest rate in order to serve your customers better, or you can do meet-ups to assure your clients that you are a legitimate seller and not a scam.
Resellers and Distributors
Another alternative is by dealing your arts and crafts to resellers and distributors. They could buy it outright or agree on a consignment terms. Do not focus only on those with stores. You can offer it as extra means of income for reliable and trustworthy stay-at-home moms, students, out-of-school youths, unemployed and employed individuals.
Shows and Festivals
Arts and crafts shows and festivals are just about anywhere in any time of the year. You can check Fairs and Festivals for an updated list of events. With Fairs and Festivals’ online directory you can browse by state to see which one you like and nearer to your location. Also, it minimizes the hassle of scanning over the entire list. Fairs and Festivals makes everything easy for you from A to Z. From looking over the shows and festivals list, contacting the show promoters, filing and submitting the requirements, and till the show or festival begins.
Imagination, resourcefulness and creativity are the keys toward the success of your arts and crafts business. If you are talented enough to create unique and fascinating stuffs, you can use the same gift to come up of unique and effective marketing and selling strategies. Sky is the limit!