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Equipment & Techniques => Pro Business Discussion => Topic started by: wmchauncey on May 28, 2015, 07:27:46 pm

Title: Want to try and sell stuff...conflicted
Post by: wmchauncey on May 28, 2015, 07:27:46 pm
The options...that I'm aware of...
starting website...how do you avoid getting lost in the chaff?
selling on Amazon...low fees to Amazon (15%)/getting lost in chaff?
spend over a grand to enter a juried art show...big gamble in my mind?

What do the guys do that haven't sold before?
Title: Re: Want to try and sell stuff...conflicted
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on May 28, 2015, 08:04:03 pm
... spend over a grand to enter a juried art show...big gamble in my mind?...

Why a over grand? What are you counting in there?
Title: Re: Want to try and sell stuff...conflicted
Post by: wmchauncey on May 28, 2015, 08:35:15 pm
Space rental, tent rental, plus a dozen or so large metal prints, on which I insist.
Title: Re: Want to try and sell stuff...conflicted
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on May 28, 2015, 09:33:27 pm
Space rental, tent rental, plus a dozen or so large metal prints, on which I insist.

Correct. If you buy a tent, the total investment actually approaches $3K+.Yes, it is a gamble, at least until you find out what sells. There will be shows where you would sell nothing, especially if you are only selling large pieces. Having something smaller, say prints on paper, 13x19, matted and bagged, might help you pay for the booth fee at least. Then again, I heard stories of people selling $20K over three-day shows, though those stories seemed to be firmly in the past, before the Great Recession. Selling around $2K - $3K per show is I think considered quite a success these days.