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7 Steps for Freshening Your Website in 7 Days

If it’s been over 15 months since you updated your website, odds are it’s already out of date! We know it can be tough to keep up with the fast pace of technology – but you don’t want to have…

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Pinterest for Crafty Businesses: Optimize for Better Visibility

Pinterest is more than a social media channel – it’s a visual search engine, and there are more sales coming from Pinterest to small businesses than any other social media site, and this is particularly true for craft businesses. 55% of…

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Overview: Ravelry Yarn Database

You’re a yarn manufacturer, and you want to sell yarn. While there are many avenues where you can advertise your yarns – knitting magazines, Facebook, Instagram, and in-person at industry shows – those often cost money with difficult to measure…

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Craftivism: The Impact Of The Pussy Hat

In our previous blog post, we discussed Craftivism’s resurgence during the Women’s March at the end of January. Crafting has become the face of this movement; just look at the front page of the New York Times and the covers…

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Instagram Automation: InstaPlus Experiment & Review

If you take any online business class or read an article about growing your brand’s Instagram following, they’ll all say that one of the best ways to gain new followers is by engaging with them. This means liking, commenting, and…

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Craftivism and How It Impacts Your Craft Business

  At the end of January, many LYSOs and yarn companies saw a surge in sales of pink yarn as knitters and crocheters stitched up hats for the Women’s March. The demand was so high there were reports of big…

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The Evolution of Ravelry Part 2: Challenges & Advantages

Ravelry’s Challenges Ravelry originally revolutionized the yarn and fiber crafts industry. A decade on, however, its place in the industry is shifting. Remember, when Ravelry went live, Instagram didn’t exist yet, and Facebook was still primarily the domain of college…

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The Evolution Of Ravelry Part 1

This is the story of one user’s experience with Ravelry. We’ll call her “YarnWrangler.” Recently, YarnWrangler logged into Ravelry to create a project page for a KAL she had joined. She was surprised to realize that she hadn’t created a…

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Want More Sales? Then You Need Better Photos

You see if over and over again – craft companies that have wonderful products, but less-than-wonderful photography of said products. Considering the massive sway that visual social marketing has over potential customers, you need to ensure that every product you…

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Adding Video to Your Business in 2017

Many trend forecasters agree that video has been surging forward as the top way to communicate of a brand’s identity, especially in recent years. For a long time, this was centralized to YouTube, the first video uploading, hosting, and sharing…

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