Category Archives for "Business Skills"

How to Re-Purpose Your Facebook Livestream

An easy way to populate your You Tube channel is by re-purposing your Facebook Live streams.  Facebook and You Tube don’t play so well together both wanting original content and they really don’t like to share. However it can be very simple to get a copy of your live streams from Facebook and re-purpose them […]

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Boost Your Productivity with an Accountability Partner

We all walk through life alone… This is an often heard phrase said by those who are trying to inspire people to action. For me this is the worse thing to say. Struggling against the world is demoralising, being forever along is scary and can cripple both my motivation and creativity. For me working with […]

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Instagram PODS

Instagram PODS are an excellent way to make good friends in your niche.  A fabulous way to find new accounts, new fiber artists and boost your Instagram profiles together. I have recently begun curating a series of Instagram Pods for my fellow crafters.  Anyone with an Instagram account is always, or at least should always, […]

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Editor Interviews: Frenchie Danoy of Aroha Knits

Francoise Danoy, or Frenchie as she is known by her beloved Fiber Muses is the talent behind the phenomenon of Aroha Knits.  With regular knitting challenges, the Popular Swatch Studio Course and the recent additions of Alchemy Kits (permanently sold out) and the Fabulous new digital magazine Fibre Muse Quarterly it feels as if Frenchie […]

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How to Find and Attract Your Ideal Clients

One of the most difficult things for entrepreneurs who are at the very beginning of starting their business is trying to find, and build, an audience. In the beginning, when your email list is barren or completely non-existent, and you’re watching videos of people who have list of over 10,000, you may start wondering if […]

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Yarn Careers: Jessica Hough – Tester at Happily Hooked

Hey there Jessica! You’re a tester for Happily Hooked aren’t you? I am I absolutely love it! When did you begin testing for Happily Hooked? I began this summer at Happily Hooked. Did they approach you or did you apply to a job offer?  How did you make that all important connection? I saw my […]

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How to Save a complete Screwup

I recently launched a huge project of mine.  A massive 12 month Crochet Along project.  All was moving well with automated signups for the newsletter growing at a good pace.  Promotion in magazines and big growth on the supporting Facebook Group. I decided to attempt a Ravelry group to support those who don’t have access […]

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Get Involved with Yarn Academy

Whilst I am of course ridiculously excited to welcome new members when I fling open the doors to members on Black Friday, I am also inviting a wide range of folk to join in as tutors. If you have a business skill or are a real world teacher in any form of yarn craft then […]

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Find Your Focus Challenge

​Introducing the 5 Day Find Your Focus Challenge​Next month, November 2017, I will be running a challenge to set you up for a fantastic, focused 2018.We’re not just talking your business goals, but some personal ones too. ​For anyone who struggles to decide what to work on next Or forgets why this task was supposed to […]

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Editor Interviews: Amy Caddick of Crochet Now

Amy is the new editor for the UK based Crochet Now magazine a highly popular crochet magazine in the UK.  Her first issue at the helm was the September mythically themed magazine, which by happy coincidence also featured my first UK magazine commission, the Phoenix Shawl. Tell us something unexpected about yourself…. In my spare […]

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