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.
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!