I have the great pleasure of bringing to you the first in a series of great successful crochet business interviews. If you ever doubt that you can make a living using your love for crochet hearing these stories will give you the courage you need to ‘Just Do It’.Maureen – CrochetByNumbers.com
For the first interview I’d like you to meet Todd Paschall. I first came across his work on Facebook. He belongs to a couple of crochet groups I am in. He always posts his lovely creations and the works of his students.
Did you know that some of his pieces go for thousands of dollars? Talk about really getting paid what you are worth – this man does and so do his students who learn this technique.
Sara – Momwithahook:
Did you set out to make money with crochet or was it an afterthought? When did you think “hey I can make a living doing this”?
I was thinking about making money with the Crochet By Numbers technique right from the start. I’ve always thought I can make a living doing this. There have been alot of ups and downs though.
What is the main income stream from crochet? Selling, Advertising, Teaching, Designing etc
My main stream of income is in Teaching CBN.
How do you market your business? blog?
I’m marketing my business through online social groups and word of mouth.
How long was it until you really saw your financial goals being met via your blog? (could be short term goals or long term goals)
It’s taking about a year of online marketing with social groups to start meeting my financial goals.
Any advice you would give to those just starting out?
You have to find a niche.
About Todd Paschall:
My name is Todd Paschall. I’m the owner of Crochet By Numbers. I teach my students how to read and execute a CBN pattern to turn their personal photo into a portrait of fiber. I’m also looking for CBN instructors. The web site is crochetbynumbers.com.
Thank you Todd for taking the time to answer my questions. I hope that you find more instructors for this amazing technique. I will be a future student one day. I’m sure that once I do make my first piece my father-in-law will be glad to hang it up in his picture frame shop.