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Episode 71: Managing Subscriptions, Diversifying Your Income, and Growing Your Business at the Right Pace with Stacey Trock from FreshStitches

Sharing is caring! Listen to the episode in the player, download the episode here, or subscribe on Google Play Music, iTunes, Stitcher, or TuneIn.  Stacey Trock is the owner of FreshStitches. After a technical failure during our interview at The National NeedleArts Association summer show in June, we talked over Skype about the success of her kit club …

Episode 42: Crochet & Knitting Design & Self-Publishing Mini Series 7: Promoting Your Pattern

Sharing is caring! This Week’s Episode I’m wrapping up the Crochet & Knitting Design & Self-Publishing Mini Series by talking about promoting your pattern after release. So far in this series, we’ve talked about… Planning Your Pattern, Drafting Your Pattern, Polishing Your Pattern, Photographing Your Pattern, Pricing Your Pattern, and Publishing Your Pattern. Today, I’m wrapping up this …

Episode 41: Crochet & Knitting Design & Self-Publishing Mini Series 6: Publishing Your Pattern

Sharing is caring! This Week’s Episode I’m continuing my Crochet & Knitting Design & Self-Publishing Mini Series by talking about publishing your pattern. I’ll be exploring six different online marketplaces in depth (Craftfoxes, Craftsy, Etsy, Kollabora, Patternfish, and Ravelry), and will be briefly talking about other self-publishing options (such as your blog/website, ebook vendors, and printing patterns). So …

Episode 39: Crochet & Knitting Design & Self-Publishing Mini Series 4: Photographing Your Pattern

Sharing is caring! This Week’s Episode I’m continuing my Crochet & Knitting Design & Self-Publishing Mini Series by talking about photographing your pattern. I’ll be focusing on 3 topics: the photographer, the model (or backgrounds/props for non-wearables), and tutorials. This post contains affiliate links. Let’s talk about the photographer! As the online world has shifted to …

Announcing a podcast mini series on designing and self-publishing your crochet & knitting patterns!

In this week’s mini episode, I announce a new series on designing and self-publishing your crochet and knitting patterns that will start next week. So far, I’m expecting the series to include episodes focused on:

Planning and drafting your design,
Polishing your pattern,
Pricing,
Publishing (including an exploration of different online marketplaces like Amazon, CraftFoxes, Craftsy, Crochetville, Etsy, Kollabora, Patternfish, and/or Ravelry), and
Promoting.

I shared some questions from Goddess Crochet, Junee B Designs, Patterns Tried and True, and Hooked by Angel, but I’d love to answer other questions you have about self-publishing in this series. Also, if you have a favorite online marketplace, let us know what it is (and why) so I can share that during the publishing episode.

Leave your questions or comments about self-publishing patterns at http://creativeyarnentrepreneur.com/selfpub, Tweet me at @cyeshow, add +mariesegaresundergroundcrafter to your G+ circle and send me a note, or leave a message at 646-713-8973.

Also, I’ve been thinking about starting a closed Facebook group for friends and fans of the Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show. This would be a group where we could talk about issues for indies in the yarn industry in a private setting. If you would be interested in joining such a group, reach out to me on Facebook on my personal account at https://www.facebook.com/marie.segares or via my business page at https://www.facebook.com/UndergroundCrafter and let me know.