Hi, I'm Emily Work-at-home mother of two and new owner of Knitting For Profit!
Then...you're about to discover how real knitters and crocheters from around the world have made great money from their skills and knitting passion. Hi, my name is Emily and over the past 2 years I've been searching the world and interviewing successful “knitterpreneurs” - people who really do make money from their knitting and crochet.
And now I've developed six proven strategies for making money from knitting and crochet based on the little-known secrets of successful knitters already living the dream of earning great money from their thriving knitting business.
If you'd like to learn how to start making cash from knitting so you can earn extra income for your retirement or family, or even leave your old job completely...
And if you're ready to know how to get started without needing to be an expert knitter, with no business experience, and no huge business mortgage, then this is the most important page you'll ever read!
I have been a small business entrepreneur for the last 16 years. Over this time I personally founded and successfully sold three of my own businesses. I have worked in a range of businesses and industries from manufacturing, building, hire, fitness, personal development, and fashion. Small business sales and marketing are my life – outside of raising my two children, it's all I've ever done!
"This was a revelation to me, now I see how I really can make money from my knitting! I'm going to get a copy for my sister too - she could do with some extra income and will be so happy she can make money with knitting!" Janet MacBurnie, Sydney
"Wow, this is fabulous. This is exactly what we need in this industry" Melissa Matthay, "The Knitting Diva"
I've spent my entire working life studying business, sales and marketing. Ever since my first home based business, I wanted to know everything there was to know about success in business - I've been absolutely consumed by it. So I began studying and attending seminars. I was voracious! I bought every book on how to sell effectively, on marketing, accounting, and building a business, that I could get my hands on.
I also spent thousands of dollars on seminars and tapes, CD's, on business success, marketing and sales. I would spend hours in my car listening to all my CD's. I attended expensive seminars, took copious notes and listened to every word.
I applied everything I learned to my own businesses. Some things worked exceptionally well, while others just bombed or were a complete waste of time and money. Most importantly though, I tried everything! Now, 16 years and thousands of diligent work hours later...
The first thing I discovered from my wide business experiences is there are certain rules to sales and marketing that are essential to success in business, no matter what the product or industry.
The second thing I discovered is that some business owners just never seem to get it and unless they learn and apply certain time proven techniques they are destined to failure. In fact many of these owners end up losing money and just “spinning their wheels” with ineffective businesses.
In 2007 my mother-in-law introduced me to the joys of knitting – I am truly in awe of the amazing pieces she can create with yarn and two needles! But when I saw how beautiful knitted or crocheted pieces like this were selling for such pitiful amounts on E-bay and at markets, I was shocked. I decided I had to do something about it.
I saw skilled knitters who had put many hours of work into their amazing creations, and after taking into account their time, effort and money spent on yarn, at these low prices there was no way they could effectively make money. I knew that with the right knowledge and good ideas, they could be getting paid double their asking price AND have people begging to buy more!
From my extensive business experience I had learned the hard way that selling at such cheap prices only ends in one outcome - you make no money and eventually give up or go out backwards.
Because of my new found interest in knitting and my obsession with small business success I started looking at the best ways you can make money through knitting and crochet.
I poured everything out of my head onto paper and began applying all I knew about business success to knitting and crocheting. Would the same great ideas and proven business success principals work as well for knitters and allow knitters from all around the world to make money from their passion?
I had to find out, so I went in search of success stories – knitterpreneurs who would prove to me that it was possible. I set out to discover exactly how they did it, what specific techniques they used and what sort of success and lifestyles they lead, how did they start, and what tips did they have for beginners.
And guess what?... There were stacks of real case studies of everyday people (just like you) that were making money this way...
Like Valerie, a stay-at-home mum who started with no experience, virtually no money and four small children. And Leah, who designs knitted garments and costumes for Hollywood stars, and Fiona who teaches people from around the world. And Diane who supplies boutique stores across America and yet her only product is so simple - scarves.
Once I started looking, I found so many knitters living their dream, and making money from their passion!
From this labour of love I unlocked six strategies, each of which, when used the right way, are guaranteed to help knitters and crocheters make money from their passion. Now, for the first time ever, the same strategies and techniques knitters from around the world have used to create income through their knitting, is now available to...