Category Archives for "Business Skills"

Open Submission Calls : 02/02/18

​Getting your design into a magazine is not Impossible – so GO FOR IT and make a submission this month. ​Lets see whats out there this week…..  ​Submission Calls: 2nd February 2018​Click on the Publication titles to open up a summary of the submission call, the buttons link through to the Ravelry posts for full details. […]

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Open Submission Calls : 26/01/18

​Wow!  Did you see Member Paula King’s design hitting the hot right now list this week?  This was a submission to the Knotions Magazine.  You too could get this level of interaction by submitting some designs.   Paula has shown this process works so make sure you send in some submissions too.Getting your design into a […]

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Photography Surgery

We all need to use photos for our business promotion.  From head shots for magazine articles, to finished sample photos for your patterns.  Yarn photos for dyers are so important, not to forget the blog posts, facebook updates and Instagram shots we all need to perfect to promote our businesses. Trouble is we’re designers/dyers/spinners not […]

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What is a Mastermind Group?

Mastermind groups offer a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen your business and personal skills. A mastermind group helps you and your fellow mastermind group members achieve success. Participants challenge each other to set powerful goals, and more importantly, to accomplish them. Empowering, educational and inspiring Mastermind […]

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How Can I Get the Best From a Craft Show? – Before the event.

Over the weekend I visited the Waltham Abbey Wool Show.  I had been asked to create some video marketing materials for the event organisers to use on their website.  However I’m not one to just turn up and to a single job. I’m all about working smarter not harder! So I decided that I would […]

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Open Submission Calls : 19/01/18

​IT has been wonderfult to see some of our Mambers designs appearing in magazines, those magazines are included in THESE listings for open calls.  Getting your design into a magazine is not Impossibl​e – so GO FOR IT and make a submission this month.​Lets see whats out there this week…..  ​Submission Calls: 12th January 2018​Click […]

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Why I Started a Crochet Blog

One hand typing, at my computer with a sleeping baby in my lap. That’s basically what my life has been like for the past 9 years and it’s how I’m starting this post. Sometimes it feels like I’m watching the world go by while I’m here. Reading mom blogs and wondering, “Am I missing opportunities?” […]

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Surprising Benefits of Being a VA for a Yarn Entrepeneur

Hey there, I’m Sarah, I’m a VA for Frenchie at Aroha Knits, and I’m going to share some of the surprising extra benefits of working with Frenchie. There are several advantages to doing VA work in my “spare” time. The most obvious is the steady paycheque. As a beginning designer, pattern sales aren’t bringing in […]

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21 Smart Ways to Gain More Instagram Followers

I’m not an Instagram expert – you know this…  Although I have spent some time investigating the most successful strategies to use to engage with your audience and to build a core following of active and invested followers.  I will be experimenting over the coming year to see which of these suggestions nets me the […]

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