Monday, July 20, 2015

Craftsy for Your Crochet or Other Craft Business

Craftsy for Your Crochet or Other Craft Business
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Do you sell your crochet or craft designs online? Do you write and sell patterns and tutorials?? If the answer to one of these questions is yes, then you should really check out and sign up on Craftsy.

I first discovered the site about 3 years ago and immediately signed up. It was a huge boost to my new crochet pattern business. You can find all types of patterns and tutorials there for sale and free. It’s easy to sell a pattern through Craftsy. You will need to have a valid PayPal account to accept payment. You also need to have your crochet pattern files saved in the PDF format. I personally use Microsoft word to write all of my patterns and convert them to PDF when completed. The absolute best thing about Craftsy is that they do not charge any fees. It is free to list your patterns and tutorials AND they do not take a cut of your sales. So, you get the entire selling price, minus your PayPal fees.

There is also an entire section just to showcase your craft projects, which works well for people who sell their finished projects. Build your brand recognition by posting all of your finished items in your project section.

As of now (July 2015)… Craftsy serves all types of crafters and has the following categories:

  • Cake Decorating
  • Crochet
  • Drawing
  • Embroidery
  • Food and Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Jewelry
  • Knitting
  • Other
  • Painting
  • Paper Crafts
  • Photography
  • Quilting
  • Sewing
  • Spinning
  • Weaving
  • Woodworking

Here’s the full list of Craftsy free mini classes to choose from

I sell all of my patterns in my Craftsy pattern store as well as here on the blog. Craftsy has some widget tools available (which they call “Craftlets”) to embed your patterns on your website or blog. Here is an example of how one of my widgets looks:
Visit Poochie Baby’s Craftsy Pattern Store »

Boost your crochet business today with Craftsy!

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