Make Money Teaching Crochet Book Review
Have you ever wanted use your crochet skills to make money? Teaching crochet is just one of the many ways and Make Money Teaching Crochet is chock full of information on how to get started. (Make sure you read to the bottom for a giveaway!)
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Make Money Teaching Crochet
Author: Marie Segares is a crochet and knitting teacher, designer, blogger, and podcaster. She hosts the Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show, the podcast where you can find great ideas for launching, managing, and evolving your yarn-related business, and shares her patterns, tips, and projects on the Underground Crafter blog. Since she began teaching crochet part time in 2008, she has taught hundreds of beginners to crochet and helped even more improve their skills. Marie is a professional member of, and volunteer blogger for, the Crochet Guild of America, a designer/teacher member of The Knitting Guild Association, and an affiliate member of The National NeedleArts Association. Marie is a graduate of Barnard College and earned master’s degrees from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and New York University Stern School of Business. She lives in New York City..
The book is 91 pages and is broken down into 5 sections. This makes it easy to find the information you’re looking for, especially if you want to go back to find something at a later date.
- Getting Started goes over the 5 W’s (and the H) of teaching crochet so that you can discover what kind of teacher you’d like to be.
- The Business Side of Things gets you thinking about whether or not you should be setting your teaching venture up as a business. It covers everything from the legal side of things to pricing and payment options you should offer your students.
- Marketing (It’s Not a Dirty Word) – The marketing section covers everything you think about marketing (social media) and beyond.
- Prepping for Class covers things you need to mentally prepare for as well as things you should physically bring. (Note: Some of the items she lists are great! I would have never thought of them because they’re not crochet related.)
- Resources is a great section! It has everything. Resources for setting up your own links, as well as everything imaginable that you might need for your teaching business. An invaluable section!
This book is perfect for anyone who has an interest in making money teaching crochet. Marie walks you through the step-by-step of everything you could possibly think of and even covers some things you won’t think of. She’s done the homework and she’s passing on all the info she’s learned over the years directly to you. When you read through the “who, what, when, where, why” section take notes! You might just learn something about yourself and where you’d like your teaching business to go.
Ok, here’s my overall honest opinion. When I first opened the book and saw that it was 91 pages, I wondered how Marie came up with that many pages of content on becoming a crochet teacher. But as I read it (yes, I read the entire 91 pages) I was honestly amazed. She thought of everything! And it’s not from a repetitive standpoint like so many self-published books are nowadays, just to make the book longer. It’s genuine material cover to cover. If you’ve ever wanted or considered teaching crochet I’m going to highly recommend Make Money Teaching Crochet. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
***Marie is offering to give away a copy of her book to one of my readers. To enter leave a comment telling me if you’ve ever taught someone to crochet (or have considered teaching). Winner will be drawn on July 11th.***
For more information on how to make money in the crochet industry, read my article Choosing Your Crochet Profession.
*Disclaimer* – This book was provided to me for a review, but all opinions are strictly my own.