My First Convention Experience
I have seen many artists are doing artist alley, so I think it is an opportunity for me to sell my art through artist alley. To make sure that I do not make huge mistakes, I read lots of artist alley starter articles online before the convention day.
Time frame: March 2019 to April 2019
My initial goal is to make $150 (table fee) back, but I make $80 at the end. 🥲
Basically, I do not have an efficient strategy for my first convention. 😅 I know it is not a good methodology, but I go there without any experience.
My first con strategy is pretty simple.
1. I research con artists and read articles about how to be a con artist.
2. I list all of my art that may become popular items for convention. The list includes bookmarks, small prints, large prints, buttons, and stickers.
3. I give my items reasonable prices, such as $2 stickers, $4 bookmarks, or $15 for a large prints. Most stocks are low because I am not sure which one is popular and which one is difficult to sell. I intend to get around 5 to 10 stocks for each item because I do not want 1000 copies are left after my first con. It is difficult to sell them if nobody wants to buy them.
4. I also find a table partner, so we can share the experience or split the table fee together.
5. Simple smile and greeting to customers when they pass my shop.
Thankfully, I can still find Tumblr links:
artist alley quick-start guide by hawberries
There are even more articles about con artist on Facebook and DeviantArt.
🧐Questions to ask myself
Lesson I learned
Very memorable photos. ❤️And, the right one is taken with @Rei who are one of my favourite artists on Twitter.
Thank you for reading ❤️