When you did craft fairs etc did you have to pay for a stand or table??? I had thought of that but hubby seemed to think that it would not be cost effective. I even thought of wedding fairs but again what would they charge me for a pitch etc??tamimac said:I tried the mail drop thing and NOTHING. I tried adverts ect nothing. Some bright spark on here to whom I will be eternally grateful, told me to do the craft fairs and xmas fairs and summer fairs EVERYTHING doing shape and polish, 10min mani, basic nail art and make sure everyone takes a leaflet. I am snowed under. It took all of about 4 weeks!
If you raise your public profile and more of the local community see you and see you working and most importantly, that you are professional, they will have confidence in coming to you and not a salon. Remember, to the majority of the public, salon equals better. Obviously thats NOT always the case so being 'out there' and being seen is the best advertising.
I refuse to pay more than £10 a table and a raffle prize (funnily enough they get a mani...which usually leads to a repeat booking) I have made £150 in 6hours, I have made as little as £13 for 2hours. But, the advertising power of these things is phenominal, and I always always get bookings, even if its just a kiddies party. but then you get to chat to the mums... and one kids party always leads to more. Everyso often you will make a loss, but its rare. I do also take along some retail stuff, But to be honest it hardly shifts. And anyway two fairs a month at £10 each, I dont think £20 is a lot to pay for the advertising and business it brings in.Marilyn said:When you did craft fairs etc did you have to pay for a stand or table??? I had thought of that but hubby seemed to think that it would not be cost effective. I even thought of wedding fairs but again what would they charge me for a pitch etc??
The mobile home converted to a nail salon is a good idea and it looks great and one I did toy with before finally deciding to set up a salon at home.:biggrin: