For many years people thought about the need to work on Hand Embroidery as a hobby or just strictly recreational, today it’s clear you can work on your passion and it will make you Money!
If you love to spend time with a needle and some thread in your hands to make the most beautiful designs to add to your clothing or anywhere, an embroidery business might be something worth considering.
Who won’t love to spend every day at home doing what you love and making money from it?
Let’s take a look on how you could start your own business with Needle Art.
Develop your own style.
No matter what pattern you have in your hands, as soon as you start working on it, some changes will come up to your mind and adding some stitches here and there will make of it something beautiful.
One day you stop buying patterns and started to work on your own designs.
You have no problem to make a sketch on paper and transfer it on a piece of fabric and place it on a hoop, stitch by stitch you build up a beautiful new design.
At the same time you work with the needle and the thread to create your embroidery art, you need to learn how to create your website and create different content to share with your fans,
Your fans wants to know from you, and nothing better than a website to share what you’re working on and some tips to try.
You won’t lack of ideas to create content to share on your blog, from tips to help your audience to thread a needle to how to make different stitches.
Share some of your knowledge to help people to choose the right palette to work with the right colors for their own needle work.
Your post needs to answer to different questions from your audience, some ideas would be:
- How to
- Stories about you, why you love to work on this hobby and why you love to do it.
As you keep working to add more content to your blog, you’ll be helping your readers from learning the basic stitches to follow a new pattern to finish one embroidery pattern.
The more people you help on this art and craft, they will become your loyal readers, they will start commenting on your new posts and they will start sharing your content on their Social Media.
Soon you’ll see how they share their work they made with your help.
Start your Online Presence.
The second step will be to create your Social Media account on two or three different platforms, find the ones that are perfect to share visual content:
- Pictures of your work
- Videos of your work
At the beginning you won’t see much activity on your new Social Media Accounts, don’t worry, as you keep uploading new pictures, your fans will find you.
You’ll see how well your accounts start to gain fans and soon you’ll get over 100 and why not you might reach a thousand followers, from this point you’ll see how your presence on Social Media will grow steady every day!
Growing a Social Media presence takes time, don’t worry at all if you see your numbers are not too good at the beginning, keep sharing, soon you’ll connect with them and they will start giving you LIKES, comments and shares.
From that point you can start thinking on the next step.
Create A Way To Make Money.
To grow an embroidery business online, where you can start making money from it, will require from you to have one product to sell at the beginning.
Everything needs to be ready. Listen to your fans and they will let you know about what they like most from your embroideries, from them you can make a list of products to work on.
- Finished embroidery
- Embroidery patterns
- Embroidery kits
- Embroidery books or e-books
- Online courses
Start with one, don’t forget it doesn’t need to be perfect, you need to make one first product to try for your clients, will they love it, will the find it easy to follow your instructions, ask them to give you some feedback.
All the feedback you get will help you to work on this same product to improve it or to think on your second product. Soon you’ll have a few products to sell on the internet.
You can read how Megan Eckman is selling her embroidery kits online with her own designs.
Don’t forget about making money with Affiliate Marketing.
On the early stage of your online presence, as you start writing content for your blog, you’ll need to create FREE content for your audience, it can take some time before you see a steady audience that follows you.
It will require from you to keep working on creating new content almost every week, you’ll be spending some money to buy all the materials to create new embroidery.
One way to start making money on this early stage is to tell your readers what materials you use to make your embroideries and also let them know what tools you use and share some affiliate links on your blog.
A good list to start would be:
- Embroidery needles
- Embroidery Floss
- Magnifying glass
- And many others products every embroidery fan needs to have at home.
Who can start an Embroidery Art Business.
Anyone can start it, no matter how young or old you are, and no matter in what country you live, today the big opportunity to start a home based business is open to anyone who wants to learn the ropes of an online business.
Now you have a sure road map to start working on your idea, take a notebook and a pencil and write down every ideas that comes up for you.
If you’re new to blogging and you would like to learn the steps to open a website where you can share your love for embroidery and share affiliate links as a start, sign up today to Wealthy Affiliate for a FREE membership.
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Want to learn more about how any artist can turn his/her passion into a profitable business, read also the 7 best business books for artists.
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