This practical, hands-on guide will get you ready to start teaching crochet for the first time, or inspire you to expand your existing crochet teaching business so you can make more money.
Start by setting your teaching goals using guiding questions. Then, learn how to put the right structures in place for your business so you can reach those goals. The book covers business basics like determining what types of payments to accept, setting up cancellation policies, and more. Inside, you’ll find proven marketing strategies and tactics to help you reach the right students and price your classes correctly. Finally, you’ll get organized by developing course descriptions, lesson plans, and packing lists for your classes. The resources section shares free and low-cost resources to help you expand your business, stay on top of the latest trends in crochet, network with other teachers, promote your classes, and more.
While there is plenty of useful information in the book for crocheters who are considering teaching as a hobby, or those who want to teach other crafts for profit, the focus is on developing a sustainable part-time business teaching crochet. If you love crochet and are ready to use your passion to earn side income or to supplement your full time crochet business, Make Money Teaching Crochet is the book for you!
About the Ultimate Printable Edition: 112 pages of practical information including 15 worksheets plus 5 customizable, printable forms for your teaching business.
About the 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.
Her patterns, articles, and tutorials have been published in Crochetvolution, Crochet World, Entwine, I Like Crochet, I Like Knitting, Inside Crochet, KnitCircus, Love of Crochet, Love of Knitting, Pom Pom Quarterly, and the Quick & Simple Crochet booklet series.
In addition to private lessons, Marie has taught crochet or knitting classes through Barnard College Student Life, Adult School of Montclair, Brooklyn Workshop Gallery, DC37 Saturday Activities, Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival, Michaels, Mount Vernon Hotel Museum, North Jersey Fiber Arts Festival, and Queens Public Library.
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.