Like many older women, I have found that because I spent much of my adult life as a caretaker for my children my Social Security is not nearly enough to support me.
I have sold antiques and vintage on Etsy for almost nine years, but Etsy has changed dramatically in that time, and I find it to not be nearly as seller friendly. I am also not enamored with Ebay.
So I have been dipping my toes into selling locally.
In September I opened a booth in Nicholasville Kentucky, a small town nearby.
So far it has been very slow, and I am not making a profit. I will give it until the end of the year to see if things pick up there, but I can't afford to lose money, so if it doesn't work I will have to look for a new place.
I am not looking forward to having to move it as I purchased three large shelves and they are very heavy.
This is a small booth, so my rent is only $75 dollars a month, but I also have to pay 10% of all my sales.
I am hoping things will pick up over the holidays.
I also have another larger booth here in Lexington. I am making a small profit from that booth, but I want to do better there.
I have been trying different things and I am actually moving that booth the first of November to a more central location in the mall.
I will be painting walls and moving shelves and inventory myself. I guess it keeps me in shape.
Another thing I am contemplating is adding a shop to my blog. I will have to move some things around if I do that, but as I am closing my Etsy shop at the end of this month for at least three months I will have to make a decision soon I guess.
Lots to do and think about, but I do like to keep busy.
Do you need some extra income? If so, what are you doing?