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[#31cbbcJuly2013] {Crochet Business Interview} Crochet n Crafts Rhelena

Crochet n’ Crafts Utilizes Adsense to Earn Money with Her Crochet Patterns

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Sara Q 1:

Did you set out to make money with your blog or was it an afterthought?


Yes, I set out to make money from the beginning. However, since crocheting has always been one of my favorite things to do, I would have created the site regardless of whether or not I made money.

Sara Q2:

What is the main income stream to your blog?


Ads. Google ad sense is one of the best ones out there, but it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to get it off the ground. Recently

I also started selling direct ads and I‟m hoping that I‟ll see some good results from them as well.

Sara Q3:

How do you market your blog?

CrochetnCrafts:, which is the largest free crochet pattern directory, sends me a lot of visitors by linking to my patterns. I also have a small pattern directory of my own, from where I gain a small amount of traffic each month.

To be honest, I have not spent that much time on marketing, but I am starting to realize the importance of it. Writing for sites like, blogging, participating in forums and other social media sites, can help to bring you more traffic.

Sara Q4:

How long was it until you really saw your financial goals being met via your blog?


I‟m still working on that. It‟s been just over three years since I launched the site and I‟m earning about a third of my goal.

Sara Q5:

Any advice you would give a crochet blogger just starting out?


At this point I‟m not sure if I‟m qualified to give out any advice. But I think it is safe to say that any work that is put forth will continue to pay for itself in the long run. Work hard and be patient as the money will come. And most importantly, do it for fun.

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My name is Helen aka Rhelena. I started Crochetn‟Crafts as a result of a health condition and a job loss back in 2008. Currently the  website has over 150 free crochet patterns, and I‟m hoping to continue to add to the collection on a weekly basis or as time  allows. The URL is Hope to see you


About I Love Crochet

Sara Duggan is a Wife and Mom enjoys crocheting and writing. She joined the crochet blogging community in 2007 as Momwithahook. In 2008 she toyed with designing patterns and shares her creations with you. Connect with Sara on Twitter and Pinterest.

  • Mary Anne Hahn

    Excellent interview, Sara! Helen is an inspiration to others who want to make money from doing what they love. She provided good information and humbly gave sound advice. I enjoyed reading this post!

    • Mary Anne, I think so too. I’m going to have to direct her to your comment. I find that many in the crochet business world are not only savvy business owners but also very giving.

  • You just reminded me how much I’ve always wanted to learn how to crochet!

  • Thank you for introducing me to another crochet blogger 🙂 Rhondda

    • Rhondda, My pleasure. Love seeing all the wonderful crochet goodness out there in bloggy land.