How to get your first sales

How to get your first sales

So you’ve finally decided to make your dreams a reality. You’ve started to find and restore furniture. Now you’re wondering when you actually start to make money. Well, lucky for you, I’m going to be going over some ways you can start to do that. Just a fair warning, this is by no means easy. It takes time and consistency in order to actually get to where you want to be.

Cold Call

I know what you might be thinking, “I don’t want to call random people”. Just bare with me and you’ll see it’s actually not that bad. To start, you’re not going to be calling random people in your community. You’re actually going to be calling local businesses.
Go on Google and look up furniture stores near you. The best to find are mom and popshops or stores that are local only. This is because they’re more likely to actually want to carry your furniture. It won’t be easy. The first call you make won’t be a hit, but you need to follow up. Maybe you can go into the store and introduce yourself days later. Bring your restoration or just show them pictures. Once they see it they might have a complete change of heart.

Craigslist

Some people think it’s scare or that no one will actually buy their piece. This can be farther from the truth. There are many different ways to make the interaction safe and there’s someone on craigslist looking for your piece.
Now when it comes down to the meeting. The best thing you can do is making sure you meet in a public location and possible bring a friend. If you’re brining a friend make sure that you let them know ahead of time. The last thing you want is the person buying from you thinking they’re about to be robbed.

Friends and Family

The last method I can think of while writing this is your family and friends. They’re usually your best bet. They’re out there to help you and may request a custom piece from you. They trust you and probably know that you’re pretty good at what you do by now. I know for most people it may be uncomfortable to ask, but you need to get our of your comfort zone. Also, you need to remember that they’re there for you not against you.
I hope this helps some of you take action and start loving your life. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask. Don’t forget it’s not going to be easy, but it’ll be worth it.
How to get your first sales

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