Category Archives for "Business Skills"

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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Open Submission Calls : 12/01/18

​Did you take action last week by submitting a design or yarn proposal? If not  don’t fret theres plenty more opportunities available, so lets see whats out there this week…..  ​Submission Calls: 12th January 2018​Click on the Publication titles to open up a summary of the submission call, the buttons link through to the Ravelry posts […]

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Why Should I Keep My Business & Personal Money Separate?

You’ve finally gotten the courage to start your own business – congratulations! It takes so much determination to even reach this point, and you should be proud of this moment in your life. When your business is brand new, you may not think it makes sense to keep your business and personal money separate. In […]

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Open Submission Calls : 05/01/18

​I’m so happy to launch the new service for Yarn Academy Members.  A weekly roundup of all open Submission calls on Ravelry for both crochet, knitting and even indie dyers.  So lets see whats out there this week…..  ​Submission Calls: 5th January 2018​Click on the Publication titles to open up a summary of the submission call, […]

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