Make Money Teaching Crochet (and Other Crafts)

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I kick off the virtual book tour for Make Money Teaching Crochet: Launch Your Business, Increase Your Side Income, Reach More Students by talking about how teaching has helped to grow my yarn-related business and earn me a stable side income. I also share more information about the book and self-publishing. Listeners are invited to enter a giveaway through June 26, 2016 for their chance to win a copy of the Ultimate Printable Edition, which is also 25% off through July 4, 2016.

Make Money Teaching Crochet (and Other Crafts) on the Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show podcast

About this episode

In this episode, I talk about Make Money Teaching Crochet, including…

  • Sharing how I got started teaching crochet and how it has impacted the development of Underground Crafter,
  • Discussing why I wrote the book and key decisions I made in the self-publishing process,
  • Describing the difference between the different versions of the book, and
  • Providing more details about the virtual book tour.

I also mention these past episodes you may want to listen to:

  • Episode 1: Identify the Right Magazines to Target for Your Article, Tutorial, and Design Submissions
  • Crochet & Knitting Design & Self-Publishing Mini Series (Episodes 36-42)
  • Episode 56: 6 Income Streams for Your Yarn-Related Business
  • Episode 59: An Interview with Kara Gott Warner

You may also want to check out when I was interviewed by Priscilla on Crocheter’s Connection.

Enter the giveaway!

Make Money Teaching Crochet: Launch Your Business, Increase Your Side Income, Reach More Students by Marie Segares | This practical, hands-on guide will get you ready to start teaching crochet for the first time, or inspire you to expand your existing crochet teaching business so you can make more money. Start by setting your teaching goals using guiding questions. Then, learn how to put the right structures in place for your business so you can reach those goals. The book covers business basics like determining what types of payments to accept, setting up cancellation policies, and more. Inside, you’ll find proven marketing strategies and tactics to help you reach the right students and price your classes correctly. Finally, you’ll get organized by developing course descriptions, lesson plans, and packing lists for your classes. The resources section shares free and low-cost resources to help you expand your business, stay on top of the latest trends in crochet, network with other teachers, promote your classes, and more. While there is plenty of useful information in the book for crocheters who are considering teaching as a hobby, or those who want to teach other crafts for profit, the focus is on developing a sustainable part-time business teaching crochet. If you love crochet and are ready to use your passion to earn side income or to supplement your full time crochet business, Make Money Teaching Crochet is the book for you! The Ultimate Printable Edition includes 15 worksheets and 5 customizable forms for your teaching business. Buy it at

To enter for your chance to win a copy of Make Money Teaching Crochet: Ultimate Printable Edition, share your questions about teaching crafts, self-publishing, writing a non-fiction book, or organizing a virtual tour by Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. 

Share your questions…

I will answer as many questions as I can on a special episode of the Show scheduled for July 3, 2016. One winner will be chosen at random. This giveaway is open worldwide except where prohibited by law.

Follow the virtual tour!

Check out the rest of the stops on the tour to read reviews, guest posts, and interviews (and for more chances to win a copy).

Buy the book!

You can get the book in the following places:

More details about the book are available here.

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Comments 4

  • Hi Marie!

    I’m really enjoying your podcast and find every episode to be helpful and inspiring.

    I’ve been wanting to design crochet patterns but I could never draw the stitches correctly. By chance, do you use a design software (like Stitch Works Software or Intwined Pattern Studio or other software) or do you use paper & pen? If you use a software, what software do you use and what would you recommend for a Mac user? If you use paper & pen, how do you digitize that design especially if you want to include a crochet chart in the pattern?

    Thank you so much for your time and keep up with the inspiring work through your podcast!

    • Thanks for asking, MG! I don’t create my own symbol charts at this time. When I’ve included them in patterns in the past, my tech editor has designed them for me and I’m not sure what software was used.

  • I am thrilled to have linked to your blog from Rebekah’s site. I’m looking forward to spending some more time watching and listening!

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