Yesterday I had my first experience at selling my soap. At Monkey Joe's they are having a "Christmas in August" promotion where people who have a craft or handmade items come and sell thier goods. I was a little nervous at first and my biggest fear was that nobody would want my soap! It was quiet for most of the day, which was good because I could get comfortable with my setup. I had both of the kids with me, but they were dolls! I made a few pretty good sales. I was happy with that considering the amount of people that showed up (not many). The best thing about the whole experience was the great feedback that I got about my soaps. It was so encouraging to know that all of my efforts weren't for nothing. I actually made something that other people liked! Wow! that's a great feeling. I left there very tired, but pleased with my success for the day. The hundred bucks I made felt like a thousand! I'm definitely going for it!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I am very excited to be venturing out into the soap world. I learned to make it after overcoming the fear of the unknown. Now I'm hooked and I want to share my creations with the rest of the world. I know that I'm being naive about starting a business, but in some ways I think that can be a good thing. I will be documenting my failures and triumphs on this blog. If nothing else, for me to look back on for fun. I'll be posting pictures of my creations so please feel free to let me know what you think. I'm open to positive and negative feedback.