I've been a market vendor for a year now! What an amazing part of the whole Quilting Violinist journey it's become, and I can honestly say I've had a ton of fun at every single event I've done.
While it's great to have a presence on the Internet (like an Etsy shop, or your own website) I'm believing more and more that online selling is only PART of the equation to running a (modestly) successful craft business. I'm thinking a 3 part approach is key: 1. a fabulous online store, with great pictures, concise Search Engine Optimization, and desirable product 2. custom orders from enthusiastic customers and 3. a presence in your own community at live events.
I'll probably spend a lot of 2012 talking about, and working on, all of those things!
But first things first. I had ordered some display items from Store Supply and tried them out for the first time last Sunday, at the Seminole Heights Market.