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November Crochet – a look at what I accomplished

It seems pretty crazy that November is almost over. Yet, looking back, it has been a very productive month.

There were four calls for design submissions from magazines, and I somehow managed to get a proposal in for every one.  The ideas are just flowing – lets hope the trend continues!

I went through and rewrote  a pattern for an ear flap hat I made years ago and posted it both on this site and on Ravelry  In going through my old notebooks full of original designs (in my own shorthand, of course) I realized how much I missed crochet design. Somehow I had managed to drift away from it, ignoring my google site and blog. I felt Etsy had become too crowded, and commuting 45 minutes each way to a full time job left no time for any social media.

Photo by from Pexels

It’s kind of funny, actually.  I was so disillusioned with my day job that I started researching making money online.  That’s when I discovered various websites by people who insisted you can earn a living with crochet. Knowing that magazines are highly competitive and only pay as often as they publish, I was intrigued.  Apparently internet shopping has increased dramatically, which opened up the door not only for online sales and advertising revenue, but affiliate marketing as well.

I’ll admit, I am still learning how to use the tools on WordPress and relearning Adsense.  It’s frustrating at times, but it feels right.  I have been burning the candle at both ends, so to speak, to reach the ultimate goal of working from home full-time, but I’m happy doing it.

This site has earned a whopping 11 cents in its first month, but I consider that my own fault.  I haven’t been posting anywhere near enough, and who wants to visit a website with no content?

What have you done this month?  Are you making gifts for next month?  I’d love to hear from you!