Captain’s Log Day 1
Yesterday was my first time ever selling anything in person. Like EVER. Imagine the most awkward thing you can then times that by like five and you have me.
So here I am siting at my booth at the flea market watching everyone walk by. I try smiling and people would just look at me weird. I had one person come up to my booth and she said “Your trying to sell sugar scrubs” and just nod my head. Then super awkwardly I said “Yes, they are all natural” like a freaking weirdo. She then points out how oily some of m lip scrubs are and so I apoligize and say they must of leaked feeling completly embarassed and she ends up buying a body scrub and the oily lip scrub. Paying just a little more than she needed to I was going to give her the change and she said “Keep it, Good luck”.
Now I’m sitting there thinking about how I might have made the wrong decision on selling these products. No one else is looking at my booth no one is even stopping by. So th whole day I’m planning how to make my booth better because I don’t know how to engage people into my booth. This is what my booth looked like.
That’s not appealing at all. I didn’t get a chance to print my labels so they have my awful handwriting, everything is just there. I would normally probably have given up after this experience because that’s me. If I don’t know what the outcome is going to be for certain I won’t do it. I’ve already taken a risk with starting this so I might as well keep going with it. I’m going back next week, going for 2 days instead of just one. I have a lot of plans on how to improve my booth. Hoping to find something that I can display my products. Also hoping to add bath bombs to my list because who doesn’t love a good bath bomb.
Heres to a better outcome next week
My name is Cynthia, not Jean Valjean. I’m 24 years old and a stay-at-home mom. So yes I will be talking about my kid a lot because that’s all I really have. I’m an introvert who really enjoys time alone. Which may seem obvious but some introverts enjoy spending time with people. I however am not a big fan of people. I like small groups, like 2 people small, and become very nervous around new people. I LOVE nerd things! I love comics, I love many nerdy TV shows. I love the comic movies, most of them. I love books, although sadly I don’t have as many opportunities to read as I use to.
That is just some interesting things about me I guess. If you end up following along my journey you’ll get to know me more. Hopefully I’ll also getting better at making my posts interesting.