If you have a bit of a creative streak then a great way to make a little bit of extra money, as well as showcase your skills, is to run a market stall. It can be a bit of a challenge trying to run a market stall in your spare time so we have some tips and tricks to help make the process a bit easier. Running a market stall can be a really fun way to meet new people in your creative field as well as sell your wares to the public.

Read on and find out how you can run your own market stalls with fabric structures and temporary event staff.

A Great Way To Earn Extra Cash

If you are a bit strapped for cash this can be a great way to earn a little bit of income to keep you afloat in the more difficult periods of your life. Even selling a couple of your paintings or some jewellery you have created will mean a little bit of extra money that you would not have had otherwise. Make sure your prices are reasonable but also give you a significant profit on how much it cost to create the item.

A busy inner-city market filled with fabric structures built by temporary event staff.

Find The Perfect Fabric Structures

For many markets, you need to bring along your own fabric structures in which you can set up your stall. The fabric structures range from simple gazebos, to parasols, to large scale tensile structures. You will need to think about how much space you are allocated and also how much budget you want to put towards your fabric structures for each market you attend.

Hire Temporary Event Staff

If this is a side business for you, you may not be able to be in attendance at every market where you would like to sell your products. In these cases, you may want to hire temporary event staff just for the day to sell your things for you. It’s best to find temporary event staff in your family or friends circle so that it is someone you trust with both your products and your money. If you are desperate there are loads of agencies where you can find temporary event staff in a cinch.

A woman has hired this man as temporary event staff to stand in her fabric structures and sell her wares.

Choose The Right Markets

In order to help you improve the success rate of selling your products at different markets you should try and find a niche. This could be as wide-ranging as you like. For example, you could choose to only attend arts and crafts fairs or you could focus on more vintage themed events. This will entirely depend on what you are selling and when you are available to attend.

 

If you make sure you consider your pricing, fabric structures, temporary event staff and niche, you should be running a market stall like a pro in no time!