7 Simple Crochet Steps to Start a Crochet Blog 2020

7 Simple Crochet Steps to Start a Crochet Blog 2020

What is a crochet blog?

It is not so surprising that very few persons in the sewing world (industries like knitting, quilting, embroidery, crocheting, etc.), haven’t still understood the importance of taking their businesses online.

While it is good to start out offline, learn the art and make income — great or small — it is very important for you to open an online space for your business.

This is where crochet blogging lies.

Are you a crocheter?

Are you good at handling needles and threads?

Do you have great knowledge about the art of knitting and crochet patterns?

Then what are you waiting for? You need a crochet blog now! Do not confine yourself to your local region, where probably family and friends recognize you.

You have to be a part of something greater, and this is only possible when you are able to tell people what you do — online.

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Why do I need to start a crochet blog?

Looking for a means of expanding your business as a crochet blogger? Starting a blog, is the best bet!

Whether you’re an expert, or starting out, you actually need to scale up, and start your crochet blog.

Here in this article, I have given a step-by-step procedure on how to can actually start up your blog.

Before I will start with the steps for starting a crochet blog, you may likely ask:

Why do I really need to start a crochet blog?

It’s very simple — to grow!

Does that look too vague? Ok, here’s the catch . . .

While running your crochet business offline, you can have an online platform too, where you are free to expand and go global!

Starting out as a crochet blogger, is a great way to diversify your work and become successful, with time.

There are so many benefits of starting your crochet blog, ranging from selling to a wider audience, to having massive visibility, connecting with great individuals and so much more.

Having a crochet blog, is a great way to position yourself as an authority or expert in your industry Click To Tweet.

In your blog, you can simply do the following:

  • Sell your crafts
  • Organize tutorials and webinars
  • Share stories and experiences
  • Invite fellow crocheters, for interviews, and other vital collaborations
  • Write on how to crochet (and so on).

You can do a whole lot more in your crochet blog — it’s your space!

Crochet blogging categories and Styles 2020 ideas

Crochet blogging categories and Styles

While it is very possible to just blog on crochet as a whole, it is still not bad to niche down into various categories in the crochet industry.

There are so many styles and categories. You can choose to start from anyone.

Major categories in the crochet niche, include:

  • Project (pattern) gallery
  • Fundamentals of crocheting
  • Basics techniques used in crocheting
  • Inspiration, unusual projects, etc.

In addition to these, there are also different crochet styles. Each, has its unique feature and pattern. Your sole aim as a crochet blogger, is to help your audience and let them know the differences, how to make them, different tools for different crochet types and different crochet patterns.

Some of these styles may include:

  • Amigurumi crochet — children toys, fan items.
  • Aran crochet — blanket, scarves, jackets, coats.
  • Bavarian crochet — blanket, shawls
  • Bosnian crochet — scarves, bennies.
  • Clothesline crochet — basket, mats, structural wall hangings
  • Filet crochet — jackets, cushions, handbags.
  • Finger crochet — simple string bags, basic scarves
  • Freeform crochet — art pieces
  • Hairpin crochet — shawls, delicate scarves, wraps.
  • Micro crochet — talisman, embellishments

These and many more, can be found in Types of Crochet.

Whichever way you choose, it is best to be consistent and stick to one area. If you so wish to go “general,” it’s fine.

Steps on how to start a crochet blog 2020

Steps on how to start a crochet blog

It is very important to note the fact that starting a crochet blog — or any other blog — is not easy. You constantly have you move from working offline, to facing the computer screen, creating contents, researching, replying emails and a whole lot.

Nonetheless, being crochet blogger is fun and starting a crochet blog about one is even “funnier”! There are however, certain steps which must be followed, to ensure smooth running of your blog — this is where Bloggerlifeline comes in.

I have carefully written down the steps-by-step procedures you can use to start, create valuable content, generate traffic and monetize your blog. So, you are not left out in any process.

I suggest you bookmark this page NOW, for future purposes.

Get your notepad and be ready for a jolly ride!

Steps to starting your blog

  1. Launch your blogging platform
  2. Be a crocheter
  3. Have a plan
  4. Create content
  5. Connect with fellow crocheters
  6. Generate traffic
  7. Monetize your blog

 

  1. Launch your blogging platform

Before starting out as a crochet blogger, your first move should be on how set up your blogging platform, where you can put up all your write-ups, pictures, patterns, etc.

This process may seem a bit techy, because you have to deal with hosting, finding a domain name, theme and every other technical aspects. But don’t worry!

Even a “non-tech savvy” crocheter can do this. I have given a detailed description on how to start a blog. Read it up and get the basics. And always remember — anyone can do it!

Aside from setting up your platform, choosing a name too, is one big problem new crochet blogger’s face.

Here’s what I advise:

  • Choose something that is related to your blog message
  • Make it simple and attractive
  • Avoid too much lengthy words (why would you choose, “com,” when, “Gray’syarn.com” will do?)
  • It should be easy to understand (and blend with your audience)
  • Make it as fun as possible
  • Be unique (find your name)

When you choose a name, your audience identifies with it and if it doesn’t speak class, they will soon go off!

  1. Be a crocheter

As a crochet blogger, you wouldn’t give out what you don’t know, would you? Nah, I don’t think so. You have to be what you write.

Of course, you may not necessarily need to be an expert; you can grow with time, but you need to have a very deep knowledge about what you do.

Questions may arise and other tasking situations too, which may require your expertise — of course, Google will not give you that (at least).

For you to be a real crochet blogger, you need to know the art of crocheting Click To Tweet.

This will help you create valuable and attractive contents for your audience.

  1. Have a plan

Starting out a crochet blog at first, comes with so many “irregularities.” You will have series of tasks to handle all at once and if you don’t organize yourself, you may become overwhelmed.

You have to constantly create and update your plans and goals, before and after you have set up your blog. Setting a plan for your blog, sometimes, may seem tiring but it will definitely pay off!

If you want to run a successful blog, have daily, weekly, monthly and yearly plans. This is necessary, to help you keep track of your activities, discover your successes and failures, and birth easier ways to become better.

  1. Create content

Among the various means of running a crochet blog, this aspect is one of the most important and must be treated with care.

Content is food for your blog Click To Tweet. If it is well-fed, it becomes healthy, otherwise, malnutrition occurs and your blog begins to wilt.

Creating content for your crochet blog, range from giving basic tips on how to make a crochet, crochet techniques, crochet basket pattern, ravelry hats, c2c crochet, crochet baby blanket patterns, etc; displaying different beautiful patterns, creating video tutorials and having other classy attachments, to help your blog grow and gain enough traffic.

Always remember that your content must bear two distinct factors — engaging and compelling.

Without these, your blog will have no effect on your audience.

While writing, it must be clear, simple and easy to read (and understand too). My posting on how write articles, will guide you through the process of creating readable content for your blog.

If you’re using pictures or videos, ensure that they are clear and compressed, to allow fast loading.

  1. Connect with fellow crocheters

Crocheters (and bloggers) are all over the globe. As a crochet beginner (or probably a crochet blogger), it is best for you to meet with fellow crochet bloggers and “rub minds.”

Some styles may be unknown to you. Also, you may not be familiar with the new trends. This is why you need to connect, and probably form a team of crocheters, where you share ideas on how to become better and also discard methods that don’t work.

Collaborations such as this, will help you stay afloat in the blogging world, knowing that you have people who are always there to back you up, or help you in certain areas.

  1. Generate traffic

You crochet blog is never complete, if you’re the only one who knows about it.

A blog should be global and yours isn’t an exception. While setting up your blog and creating content, you should also learn how to generate traffic to help your blog stay healthy.

Generating traffic doesn’t end in family and friends alone; the world needs to see you on the wheels!

There are various ways to generate enough traffic for your blog. However, some ways are through:

  • Search engine optimization (SEO) — by optimizing your blog for higher rankings, you have a chance of making it visible to a lot of visitors. This may seem tricky and a bit difficult, as so many sites compete for the same space.

A basic knowledge, however, will help a great deal, in pushing your blog for higher ranking. You can as well, read up on SEO tips, to gain the fundamentals.

  • Social media platforms — when SEO fails (and even if it works!) You can as well make use of various social media platforms like Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, etc., to publicize your blog.

This is great, when you have a lot of followers who may love to learn from you.

  • Email lists — when you have new content updates, you can inform your audience in your email list. This is a great way to bring more visitors to view and engage your posts.

It is a great way to monetize your crochet blog too!

  1. Monetize your blog

In my article on how to make money blogging, I explained in details, how you can earn from any blog niche.

In the crochet industry, you can earn too! It could be through:

  • Creating an online shop, where you sell crochet patterns and crochet stuffs
  • Organizing paid webinars and tutorials on various aspects of crochet patterns for beginners
  • Guest posting
  • Creating and selling eBooks and courses

. . . and so much more!

crochet patterns for beginners

Making money from your blog can come in so many ways. You just have to know how and when best to use them.

Starting up a crochet blog is a great way to boost your business Click To Tweet.

In starting and running a blog, you must note that it is not as easy as it may seem but the rewards are very great.

You may start making your first money in months and sometimes, years! It all depends on your crochet blog niche, and how you handle it.

In all, you must note that for your blog to be successful, you need to launch your platform; create valuable, rich, engaging and compelling content; generate enough traffic and lastly make money.

I’m sure you enjoyed this article. Do well to like and share.

I would also love to hear your thoughts and opinions on this. Got any questions? Hit me up in the comments section and I will gladly leave a reply.

See you at the top!

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