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Money Monday | Yard Sale

I really tried to be productive on Saturday.  Saturday is normally my day of rest.  But there was a community yard sale.  So I tried to sell my things.

 

I am a terrible salesperson.

 

Admittedly, this was my first rodeo and I was unprepared.

 

The yard sale was from 8-12.  It was cold.  Not many people stopped by.  Fewer bought things.

 

But!  I drew the whole time (which was hard considering how cold I was).

 

 

I am happy that I practiced.  I kind of wish it was a little more structured, buy I played with some lighting, so I’m satisfied with that.

 

I only made $10.  4 hours for $10.  That’s $2.50 an hour.  I don’t think it was worth it.

 

However, I had lots of time to think.  I realized a few things.

  1. I struggle with selling things.
  2. I am afraid people will judge my goods.
  3. Pricing is REALLY hard.
  4. It is super nice to have things priced in advance.

I sometimes will do commissions.  Not a lot, only upon request.  But I always feel super guilty setting a price in the moment.  I made a chart of what I think I should charge for different commissions (charcoal vs. paint, big vs. little) and I think it will give me the confidence to deal with that part of the conversation when it comes up again.

 

Look at me, saying when, not if.  🙂

 

-Smudged

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