When I started having sales a few months ago to clean up "The Abyss", I also seemed to increase my local customer base. At each sale, I'm asked when the next one will be. Since I'm not setting up at shows right now, this has been working out well. I'm also doing more by-appointment selling.
In addition to meeting new people, I'm feeling much better as well. I think I needed to change things around.
My sale will be this Friday, Saturday, and by appointment Sunday. If you're local (I'm in Lansing, IL), send me an email for details. Remember, if you ask me a question in the comments, and, you're a NO-REPLY, I can't answer you.