The Market…

Posted: September 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

This summer marks the eleventh year that I have been breeding and hatching ball pythons. 11 years! Where did the time go? In that time period, I have seen what the market does in the good and the bad times.In my eyes though, the market has always been pretty good but there are always those who claim the sky is falling, especially in the hundreds of facebook groups.

I vended at a show recently and did something that most people strive to do: I sold every snake I took the show! Now, don’t get me wrong, I didn’t sell all my 2015 hatchlings, but I did sell the dozen I took to the show! This past weekend I engaged every person who walked by my table. I know some people prefer to play on their phones rather than talk to show attendees, but how else are you supposed to make sales if you don’t actively talk to people?

As many of you know, I am in law school full time. Law school is all consuming with the amount of work that I do on a daily basis. With that being said though, I worked harder on Sunday to make sales than I normally work in law school. And to be clear, I work extremely hard to make sure that I know everything law related, which is why I am ranked at the top of my class. I know Article 2 of the U.C.C. like the back of my hand. Google it and see what it covers! But I digress on the law talk for now. The point I am trying to convey is that if you are going to be successful at something, you have to actually work at it and do it. There is no trying, just do it. The older I get, the more I realize that the harder I work, the more benefits I reap because I go above and beyond what is the standard.

If you can make money selling snakes as pets, I can almost guarantee that you can sell anything successfully, but don’t change your position in reliance of me saying that! (that’s a law joke regarding estoppel.)

Anyway, as I have posted before, having a positive attitude towards the market is a big selling point when making sales to new customers. I for one would not buy from someone who does not believe in what he or she is doing. If that seller thinks the market has crashed and does not believe in it, then why would I invest my money with them? I wouldn’t and neither should you.

Selling snakes is a tough thing to do, however you can do it successfully if you actually engage potential buyers whether that is at shows or online. The market is much bigger than it used to be and is getting bigger every year so there is no reason why you can’t carve out a spot for yourself. It has taken me over a decade to get to where I am now with my collection, hatchlings, and sales. While I am happy with all of it, where I am is not where I want to be. I want to be further ahead so I am going to have to work even harder than I do now to get to that spot.

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