This is my thank you. So as many of you know, I’m only 18 and I am still in high school. My school project last year was working at the Tuesday Night Market in Hillsboro and it changed my life. Before I began I didn’t know exactly what to expect, but the results were incredible.
I was hesitant about selling my crocheted work in front of people I didn’t know. What if no one bought anything? What if my work wasn’t as good as others? Those were just a few of the doubts that I had. Once I got there though I realized how wrong I had been, everyone was so nice!
The first week I was there I only made $60. That was my lowest income week. As the weeks progressed I began making more money. I learned the secret to being a good sales person was movement. Even if you don’t sell your product for a lot of money, a little bit is better than none. By my last week there I had been making up to $140 and even bartering my product for desserts, jewelry and other hand made items.
The social aspect was the most amazing part though. I met so many wonderful people, and even a few other teenagers that, like me, started their business young. I learned how to market, I created a business page on social media that gave my business an audience (you lovely people). The support I’ve received among friends, family, and the community have helped me expand my business and create a name for myself.
The work that I love doing now has a purpose and an income. Over the winter I was able to donate adult and children’s hats to the Sparrows Club. For those of you who don’t know the Sparrows Club is an organization that supports and helps raise money for children with disabilities. Because of your support I was able to contribute. So this is my thank you. For the support, kind words, random Facebook shares and orders.
Thank you for making this possible.