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Throw Your Own Craft Show – Follow These Easy Steps

What’s Inside: Learn How to Host Your Own Craft Showcraftshow

Craft shows are a great way to sell your handmade crochet items. It allows many to find new customers and network with like minded businesses.

My experience wasn’t so great. As I look back on it I think fear was the greatest stumbling block for me. If you like people and can share your passion easily with others this is a great option.

Chrissy Herron of IndieBizChick.com suggests in How to Market Your Craft Biz (Without Going Broke) that you should throw your own craft show or party like Avon and Tupperware. All you need is a place, a time, and guests.

I tried this concept a number of years ago for teaching crochet. I gathered a couple of students, met a friends’ home and taught them all how to make a crochet owl. It was a fun ladies night out.  [Continue reading]

I’m Still Here

Where Have You Been

I’ve been out of commission for most of 2014. My poor treatment of my body is catching up to me. Other then feeling like “death’s” best friend for almost 4 months things have been well for my family.

On a brighter note (because there is always sunshine above the clouds) my son (19 yo) will be returning to the West Coast later this month. I am beyond happy to see him, hug him, and share his energy again. [Continue reading]

#31CBBC Day 31 – Share the Challenge

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Share #31CBBC with a Friend Challenges, Business, and Blogging are nicer with friends don't you think? Did you enjoy this challenge? Why not share it with a friend? Tweet It: Start a Crochet Blog - 31 Days of Crochet Business Blogging … [Continue reading]

#31CBBC Day 30 – Crochet Charity

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Donating to Charity is What Crocheters Do Best Whether you crochet hats, blankets, slippers, or mittens there is always a charity or organization in need. While blogging and building your business don't neglect to give back. Choose a Charity and … [Continue reading]

#31CBBC Day 29 – Encouragement

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Encourage and Teach Another You are coming full circle in the 31 Days of Crochet Blogging challenge. In the next three days you'll give back to the community of crochet. Arts and Crafts like Knitting, Crocheting, Spinning and Quilting  have … [Continue reading]

#31CBBC Day 28 Socialize

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Make and Use a Social Media Plan You learned a lot about marketing your crochet blog through social media platform like Pinterest, Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn. You don’t have to use them all but the ones you do choose need to be … [Continue reading]

#31CBBC Day 27 – Guest Blogging and Collaboration

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What is Guest Blogging? Guest blogging is simply  blogging on someone’s blog. Instead of writing a blog post for your blog you’ll be writing a post for another blog. Contact a crochet blogger to pitch a guest post. Remember guest blogging … [Continue reading]

#31CBBC Day 26 – Forums

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  Forums to Chat About Crochet Forums are little hangouts online where a group of like-minded people can talk about what interests them. Crochet Anyone? There are as many forums as there are people. Niche forums are a great way to … [Continue reading]

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