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Good Shtuff: Craft Show Smartness Edition

Good Shtuff is a weekly(ish) snippet of the stuff I’m reading, listening to or watching.

I leave tomorrow for NYC and I am in all-craft-show-prep all-the-time mode, so this week the Good Shtuff is all craft-show related.

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How I prepare

I was going to link to some other people’s helpful stuff, but then I remember I did that in this post. Not only does it link out, it’s also a great description of what I do to get ready.

Shocking

I wrote this after my first craft show and I think it’s most clearly expresses how much I love doing them: 5 1/2 Shocking Facts about Craft Shows. My favorite line: “Being friendly is exhausting, but being passionate is exhilarating.

Do I make any money?

The short answer: yes. The long answer (and how it all breaks down) is here.

But it IS a lot of work

I get real about the pain of craft shows in this post. Painful, yes. Awesome, totally. As I say, “I do craft shows because it’s the one place, the one situation in which being a full-time yarnie feels good, normal, accepted. The people get me. “

But if you wanna do it

I compiled everything I’ve ever learned about succeeding at craft shows, with a heavy focus on getting post-show sales in this class. It’s one of my most popular and the great news is: you can take it any time.

What have you been reading and writing this week?

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