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Episode 68: Getting Started with Video and Growing Your YouTube Channel with Jennifer Dickerson from Fiber Flux

Sharing is caring! Listen to the episode in the player, download the episode here, or subscribe on Google Play Music, iTunes, Stitcher, or TuneIn.  Jennifer Dickerson is the crochet and knitting designer, blogger, author, and YouTuber behind Fiber Flux. I had the chance to chat with Jennifer about how she got started with video and grew her …

Episode 38: Crochet & Knitting Design & Self-Publishing Mini Series 3: Polishing Your Pattern

Sharing is caring! You can subscribe to the Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show on iTunes or Stitcher! And, of course, you can listen to today’s episode from within the post. This Week’s Episode I’m continuing my Crochet & Knitting Design & Self-Publishing Mini Series by talking about polishing your pattern through editing and formatting. If you’re new to self-publishing, or your …

Episode 26: Eco Conscious Knitting & Niche Marketing with Lindsay Lewchuk from Knit Eco Chic

Sharing is caring! You can subscribe to the Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show on iTunes or Stitcher! And, of course, you can listen to today’s episode from within the post. This Week’s Episode This week I share an interview with Lindsay Lewchuk, the owner of Knit Eco Chic. Lindsay was previously a guest in Episode 12, where I interviewed the organizers of the …

Episode 25: 8 Tips for Contracting with Your First Tech Editor

In this week’s episode, I share 8 tips for contracting with a tech editor for the first time for your indie patterns. Even if you have worked with tech editors in the past when your work was third-party published, you may find the experience of finding and hiring a tech editor for your self-published patterns daunting.

8 Tips for Contracting with Your First Tech Editor
Ask yourself why are you getting your patterns tech edited and what you expect from a tech editor
Always check references
Find out what the rates mean
Choose someone who responds promptly
Get an estimate
Start with one pattern
Check your pattern before sending it out
Review the experience before contracting again
These tips will help make the experience of working with a tech editor for your self-published patterns more manageable and will minimize the costs as well.

For more detailed show notes, visit http://creativeyarnentrepreneur.com/25

Do you have other tips (or questions) about contracting with a tech editor for the first time as an indie? Or, are you a tech editor with suggestions of ways designers can work with you more closely? Leave a comment below, Tweet me at @cyeshow, add me to your G+ circle at +mariesegaresundergroundcrafter and send me a note, or leave a message at 646-713-8973.

Episode 17: 5 Tips for Hosting a Successful Crochet-, Knit-, or Make-a-Long Online

This week, I share five tips for hosting a successful crochet-, knit-, or make-a-long (also known as CALs, KALS, or MALs, respectively) online.

1) Test or tech edit the pattern before the event
2) Engage sponsors and supporters
3) Seek out a co-moderator
4) Choose an appropriate length
5) Share the projects

You can find show notes for today’s episode at http://creativeyarnentrepreneur.com/17.

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