My heart is pounding and my hands are shaking. But I did it. I finally registered for my very first booth at the Wimberley Market Days!
I am equal parts exhilarated and terrified. I’m really excited to take a risk on expanding my business, but I am SO nervous people won’t buy anything and I will have sat out in the cold for nothing.
You see, two years ago I signed up for a craft fair in Pearland. It was awful. The booth cost $120, and I sold maybe two items. However, I did focus on the “craft” portion and didn’t have any furniture, just craft things. Plus there wasn’t much traffic at all. This time, I have a variety of furniture at a lot of different price points. My most expensive items are my Midcentury Console, Rustic X Console, and Industrial Cart all priced at $250. I also have a handful of $30 and under items: a couple of shutter tables, some rustic caddies, these fence vases and some magnetic frames I still need to post about! For the mid price range I’m listing my fencing adirondacks for $50 each, and our cooler for $150. There are a few other items here and there.
My inventory total is about $1800. Will I get that? Probably not. Market days are about haggling, and I don’t think a whole lot of people come for large pieces like furniture. But, then again, this is my first market! People may surprise me. And I don’t feel I’ve priced anything outrageously high, and I’ve left room to haggle. My goal is to pull in enough cash to pay for filing for an LLC and tax ID. In my ideal world I’d also make enough for the $575 booth rental for all of 2013. That would be epic. I would be over the moon! That would mean pulling in about $1000, or just over half of my inventory. Please keep your fingers crossed for me this Saturday! I really hope I at least make enough to cover the $60 day rental and the hassle of dragging all my stuff down to the market 😉