I’ve been crocheting for nearly four decades. I’ve been selling my patterns and products for almost half that time. Along the way I’ve found some resources that have become invaluable assets to me and my business.
If you share my passions and want some tips and info on how to take your crocheting or craft business to the next level, please investigate the information on this page. If you have questions about any of these resources or about subjects I didn’t include on this page, then please write and ask. I’d love to hear from you!
Etsy – Etsy has more than doubled my business and my income! With an incredibly easy-to-use interface and beautiful layouts and displays, Etsy is an amazing resource for anyone wanting to sell handmade goods. Get 40 free listings when you sign up with this link and start your store today!
Craftsy – If you are looking for some great craft classes or want to buy patterns and instructions to get you started on your next amazing project, Craftsy has amazing resources to offer in all those areas.
Bluehost – If you want to create your own website to promote your crafting, you will need a great host. Bluehost offers quality service and an affordable price–starting at just $3.99 a month and it comes with a free domain name!
BoardBooster – Running a small business means learning to market your products. BoardBooster helps you schedule your pins and Pinterest activity so you can focus on your crafting. When I started using BoardBooster, my traffic and sales immediately increased!
Hootsuite – Social media presence is critical for small businesses and crafters hoping to make money from home. Monitor your social media channels and schedule Tweets, Facebook posts, Google Plus, and other social media posts all from one easy-to-use dashboard.
Mailchimp – One of the most effective means of marketing for a small business comes from developing a mailing list of people whose interests match your own. Mailchimp is an incredible resource that can help you build a clientele. And the best part … they offer a free plan. FREE!
AdobeStock – Building great graphics and imagery for your website starts with great photo stock. I get mine at Adobe, where they have the best selection of quality photostock, illustrations, and video to choose from.
Amazon Prime (with 30-Day Free Trial) – I live in a small, rural area and so I do a lot of shopping online. Amazon never fails to deliver! As part of my Prime membership, I also take advantage of Prime Video, Prime Reading, Prime Music, Prime Pantry, and other great services that Amazon offers with a Prime subscription.
***Because I liked some of these products so much, I became an affiliate and promote their products and services. I may receive some credits or compensation if you purchase one of these products after clicking a link on this page. However, I only recommend products or services I or my friends/mentors have found useful. Please see my Disclosure Notice for full details on my policies.