14 Tips to start Pull-over Crochet Business

14 Tips to Start Pull-over Crochet Business

14 Tips to start Pull-over Crochet Business : Identified as one of the most obsessive hobbies.

It is quite difficult for crocheters to be away from crocheting for longer periods as it is part of their daily routine. If you are a hard-core crocheter and it has been your obsession for many years.

Why not try to make money crocheting by starting a crochet business? Crochet is no longer just a hobby pastime.

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There are thousands of individuals around the globe who have made crochet their way of living.

They make money crocheting and run the most successful crocheting businesses in different scales.

Depending on how committed and the free time available for you.

You can definitely turn your addiction in to a money making crochet business.

There are two ways to sell crochet; retail and wholesale.

Crochet wholesalers are the best way to go with if you produce crocheted items in higher quantities.

Secondly, if selling is not your favorite area, once again, crochet wholesalers are the best option to sell crochet.

For a crochet business, creativity is a must.

Without being bound to the conventional crochet patterns and items.

Trying to find new trends is what will make your crochet business popular among people who are looking for new trends.

Let your creativity take charge and you will see how successful you will be in years to come!

As always, there are people who try to talk you out of what you do.

They may say that crocheting for profit is useless and there is no future for this line of business.

Who can predict what happens tomorrow?

What if some runway model features in a magazine in some stylish knitted clothes and if the world of fashion will be taken over by it?

Then you will see that you can make money crocheting very easily

And I’ve come to realize that there are some key tips to not only making your business successful but also to keeping you sane.

I think the first and probably most important thing to remember is, don’t try and do everything at once.

You may have looked at other crochet businesses and thought that’s what I need to be doing but you will only find that you quickly become over-whelmed and over-worked.

Instead take a more relaxed approach and perhaps, sitting down with a cuppa and a notebook, write down your strong points, what you enjoy crocheting the most and start from there.

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1. Start thinking about your target market.

You may want to do everything for everybody but sometimes it’s best to just focus on one area.

Even better if no-one else does much of it, such as boy’s clothes or teen stuff.

Start a folder on your computer named ideas and start saving images on google of the things you like or save items you like on Etsy for inspiration.

2. Create a name for your business:

Once you have your planned projects written down, start thinking about a name.

Perhaps this could be something personal to you, or related to the items/patterns you wish to make.

If you plan to move on to different things in the future, think about if your brand will move on with you. Perhaps design a logo if you have some technical skills.

3 Build your website

You don’t need to worry about a website but it’s a good idea to start setting up a PayPal account if you don’t already have one as hopefully you will want to take payments.

The next step which I find is where most beginner crochet entrepreneurs are at is they get this far but now they start worrying about how many Facebook likes they have.

Sadly these don’t come over-night and people with lots of likes have probably been around for quite a while and have worked up a good network around the various social media sites.

Some good tricks though to think about to get those numbers up is to promote free patterns.

Not everyone can afford to do this but it is an incentive for people to join your page.

You could sell patterns on Ravelry and say they are free on your Facebook page if they like your page or offer discounts and coupons for items you sell.

Show off your work on other people’s pages, share your ideas and thoughs on a blog, tweet your thoughts and ideas on twitter and link everything to your Facebook page.

But when it comes down to it, Facebook isnt the be all and end all.

Your work is and the more you design and make and show off, the more people will find you and the more likes you will get so get working.

4. Make photograph:

Photography is another sore point I find.

Many people assume they need a professional photographer to show off their work.

This is a fantastic opportunity but isn’t necessary.

It can also come with many pitfalls such as photographers taking your work and not supplying you with images.

Just get yourself a good camera, find some natural sun light and work up your own photo shoots.

You will be amazed at how well you can do with just the basics.

If you know of children or babies then ask if you can take some photos with then.

If you don’t, perhaps pick up some poly heads to show off your work, even dolls.

The most important thing to remember though is a good shot and sometimes just laying your work down in a pretty setting is just enough, without the need for models.

There are hundreds and thousands of photos on net that just show the product without a model.

As you build up your portfolio you will soon get used to how you want to work and what works best for you.

Do get ideas from other people’s work but don’t fret about needing to copy everything they do.

Think about your work, your style and before you know it you will become one of those you use to envy. Good luck!

5. Determine your target market. (men & women, nursing mothers, preschoolers, high schoolers, interior designers etc) Note: your target market includes your clients and consumers/users.

6. Determine your style and quality

7. Determine what type of yarn you would be using. e.g chunky yarn, thick yarn, cotton yarn etc.

8. Determine the price of your products and package.

9. Determine your profitable target sale. i.e you will need to sell X number of bonnets to stay in business and pay the bills.

10. Get your patterns. Either buy a pattern book or Google patterns you like.

11. Determine your point of display and sale and delivery.

12. Determine if you would advertise your business.

A good place to start is with your friends on Facebook and other social networks.
13. Determine to keep you accounting books.
14. Device how you would communicate with potential customers and existent customers. e.g email, phone calls, newsletter etc.  Whichever one keeps costs costs low for you.
I hope this helps. However it is only my suggestion, you can tailor it to suit your purpose.

Think about your work, your style and before you know it you will become one of those you use to envy. Good luck!

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