Many people are interested in supporting local businesses, including handmade natural skincare products. I have been in this cottage industry business for 9 years!
When we got our first goats, I knew then that I wanted to make goat’s milk soap. It has been such a rewarding business!
I like to keep it simple. Nothing too elaborate. I have another goat’s milk soap competitor every year in the fall craft fair with me. Although they have a fancy set up, so far, I have kept a leg up on them. How?
For one, my prices are better. Two, I set up my soaps and lotions in the bathrooms for people to try, with my signs, telling people where to find me. My competitor has since copied me on this, but, most commented on how much they liked my lotion better.
Give out samples at your booth. What people can try, they are much more likely to buy (nice little rhyme, huh?).Don’t be afraid to sell your product. If you know it’s good, tell people.
Please do not sit down! This might be hard after five hours, but customers will not buy from you if you are not engaged.
And, the most important thing that you can do when selling at craft fairs, is make your product from scratch. So many people were surprised when I told them that we milk our own goats and make all of our products! This means something to most people. They like to know that I did not buy a goat’s milk base online like my competitor. My products are the real deal. I even set up the computer at my booth and put our farm pictures on the screen that plays continually throughout the day.
Selling at craft fairs is a great way to make a little or a lot of money. You can participate in as many as you want or do one fair a year for extra cash. Plus, it’s fun to meet other people!
How about it? Is this something that might interest you?
If you are interested in buying an affordable goat’s milk soap, come and visit my new website, www.edengoatsmilksoapandlotion.com, or my soap and lotion page and see what I have available!
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