I really should take an updated picture...
Remember my antique booth recap last month, when I said I hoped this month would be better?
It was worse.
I had hoped that it was true that summer was a slow time, and things would pick up in the fall. Maybe September doesn't count as fall down here. Hopefully that's it!
Let's break it down...
At first glance, it doesn't look too horrible. After I take out the $90 for rent, I'm at almost $30.
But things aren't always what they seem.
Half of my profit came from selling two Fenton birds and a compote dish for my mom's husband. So once I remove that, I'm at $63.48. Take away my $90 rent, and I'm in the hole almost $30. And that doesn't even take into consideration what I spent on the items. Add that in, and I lost about $50 this month. And if anyone mentions the gas money I spent driving to thrift stores and antique malls, I might cry.
It's super discouraging. I've put so much effort into this, read so many tips and tricks, rearranged, cleaned, added new, took away old. I don't know what else I can do. I think my items are priced reasonably, not too high or low, so I'm just stuck.
I'm hoping and praying that things pick up soon. I'm stuck in my contract until January, so I've got four more months to try and turn things around.
Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated (and needed!). Encouragement couldn't hurt either. I'm feeling down today.