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.
- I struggle with selling things.
- I am afraid people will judge my goods.
- Pricing is REALLY hard.
- 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. 🙂