Starting a business is a big step. Most people will never have the idea of working for themselves, never mind actually doing it! Being reliant on an employer to guarantee your salary every month can feel like such a secure safety net, but it also places really limiting circumstances on you like set working hours, and little pay while being inflexible around family commitments. Starting your own business can free your time, let you work the hours you want so you can be there for your family whenever you need. It’s a brave thing to do. But it does take time to build it to be successful and provide you with the salary you need.
Even with the best will in the world, and are throwing yourself into the business as much as you can, it will not grow overnight. It takes time and it does take effort to build up and see your profits increase, but it can be utterly life changing.
There is a myth that it costs a lot of money and that you need to buy lots of fancy equipment to start a crochet business, but that’s not true. What you need to start a crochet business is probably all sitting close to you right now. You can start your business on a very small budget, it’s not expensive at all to start your crochet business.
What Do You Need To Start A Crochet Business?
But what do you need to actually start your crochet business? You’ll be surprised to learn that you don’t need very much and you probably already have all the tools you need to do it. Starting a crochet business is probably one of the most budget friendly ways of starting to make money for yourself that there is. To start a crochet business all that you need is:
If you have those four things and you probably already do, you can start to build your business. The days when you need a computer to be able to do much of anything online are gone. You can do most things you need to sell online these days on your phone, and there’s very few things that you need a computer for at all. Some things like adjusting graphics are more convenient to do on a computer but for the most part, your phone is enough. You can also find loads of free tools and apps to help you do most things you need including editing your photos – check out my ebook on making your product photos clickable here
Using just your phone and an internet connection you can write and schedule all your social media posts. You can set up all your accounts on social media. You can write your newsletters, you can take and edit all of your product photos, record videos, everything can be done on your phone. So starting your business is actually really cheap as you don’t really need to pay for anything up front, as you can leave any paid products until you start to see your profits coming in.
Are There Any Upfront Costs To Starting A Crochet Business?
You will probably have to buy a bit more yarn upfront before you start seeing money coming in so that you can create your first product line. But all in all you can start with what you already have and anything else will be extras that you discover you want to add along the way. Such as tools that will help you build your business, things like a scheduler to schedule your social media posts in advance to free your time up a bit more. Purchasing a domain name so that you can set up your newsletter account or reserve it for a website later down the line, editing software for videos – there’s some very good free programmes out there but if you’re going to record tutorials or longer videos for YouTube, you will probably need editing software. But that comes later. For now, just getting started, you can do it all with tools you already have, nothing extra required
So now we’ve done away with the myth that a crochet business will cost you money to get started, what’s stopping you?
Here are the first 5 things you should really consider doing as soon as possible in your business
- Set up a profile on 1 social media platform
- Decide what your niche will be
- Set up an email list
- Create at least 5 products to start advertising straight away
- Sign up to the Crochet Business School Newsletter
Starting a crochet business can be easier than you think. That doesn’t mean it is easy, but it is cheap and can easily be done on a budget.