Hi and welcome, I’m Pam!
When you first learned to crochet, perhaps you learned for fun…as a creative outlet…as therapy. Crocheting was a way to care for yourself after spending the day chasing the kids around the playground, making sure they didn’t touch the dog poop your neighbor so kindly ‘forgot’ to pick up on his morning walk.
And you succeeded with both the self-care and the poop thing…mostly.
Now, you’ve gotten so awesome at creating hats and scarves and cute little animals that your friends won’t stop posting random photos to your Facebook page and shouting, “You should sell these!”
And you SHOULD sell these, you think yourself.
After all, what a great way help with family finances, contribute to your vacation savings and have something special that’s just for YOU?!
But then you think, how…and where…and when would you find time to start a business anyway?
Well, that’s where I come in…
After taking my crochet business from floundering to flourishing, with over 14,000 sales (and a six-figure gross profit) in one year, I’ve learned what works in the business of crochet…and what doesn’t.
By minimizing the fluff and eliminating the unnecessary, I can help you start or grow the crochet business of your dreams while leaving you with the time and energy to continue caring for your everyday responsibilities. By providing small, workable steps, my goal is to save you from crochetpreneurial overload.
As a crocheter, designer, artist, Christian counselor and creative coach – (take a deep breath here) a dreamer-entrepreneur, empty-nester, wife to my wonderfully energetic husband, mom to a grown son and his lovely wife, stepmom, and grandma to two beautiful girls (and exhale) – I know what it is to be busy and to feel like I just can’t fit another project thing into the schedule.
So, when it came time to face the fact that all that creative energy was going to have to actually bring in some cash, I totally freaked out (well, I freaked out in my head anyway) at the thought of navigating one…more…thing.
But I had no choice…
Begrudgingly, I gathered up some items that I had in my studio, purchased some styrofoam mannequin heads and dedicated a small portion of my art booth display to selling crochet.
I sold one hat that day.
In contrast, across the gymnasium-floor-turned-craft-emporium was a beautiful young lady selling her crochet creations. On occasion I would glance over at her (mmm, maybe I was glaring), wondering at the numerous buyers standing in her booth, three and four deep – clamouring to get ahold of her products.
I think I caught a glimpse of the sun’s rays bursting through the gym ceiling to light the way to her booth as angels sung above her….
Even though the craft fair had little foot traffic, she had a line ALL
DAY! I was in awe.
Well….I was in awe until it was time to break down our booths and this seemingly lovely young lady walked by my booth and laughed.
Yes, I’m serious! She laughed and, I swear, at a closer looked, she resembled the wicked witch more than Snow White at this point.
Now, I don’t know what was going on in her head at the time and I can make up all kinds of motives or thoughts, but those didn’t matter. What happened in me at that moment was the thought, “Hmmm, ok, crochet girl, let’s give it a year and see what happens.”
Actually, it may have sounded more like, “I will CRUSH you,” (but I’m not proud of that).
I have a fierce competitive spirit and it was her laughter that got the ball rolling on Made with a Twist, but the spirit of competition isn’t enough to sustain a business, at least not for me it isn’t…and it certainly isn’t life-giving.
And I need life-giving!
Once I got myself together, instead, of focusing on that one moment and the dismal beginning my business, I found life in the brainstorming, in the creating, and, mostly, in watching the faces of my most timid customers turn to delight as they tried on hats, looked in the mirror and heard their friends squeal, “You look so cute!”
Helping others fills my soul with sunshine and rainbows!
What This Website is All About…
Fast forward three years and I’ve gone from making $12 at one craft fair in the winter of 2013 to making over $100,000 in one month selling my crochet and crochet patterns online. And, yes, that was an amazing experience and one I won’t ever forget, but do you want to know the best part of that experience?
The best part was the many messages I received from other crocheters, those that I had hired to work for me and those who had purchased my pattern to sell products in their own shops. The shared their stories of success and they thanked me for helping them to support their families, save their homes from foreclosure and provide a Christmas for their children.
Each message brought tears to my eyes and my heart swelled. I realized that I had finally found the place where passion and purpose combined and that is when Crochetpreneur was birthed.
Crochetpreneur is all about you.
The Crochetpreneurial path is about helping you discover the place where your passion and purpose combine so that you can have the crochet business of your dreams.
Whether you are just starting this journey or already have a business that you’re ready to grow, Crochetpreneur has the information you need to build your business the right way, to create products that will bring you the maximum profit, to thrive in your entrepreneurial lifestyle and to gain inspiration and encouragement to become your best, most fulfilled self.
OK, you’re in, right? So, where to start?
Well, Crochetpreneur is set to launch on April 1. As I work on developing some awesome content and freebies to get you on your way, won’t you join our small, but fast-growing, tribe of like-minded crochet artists? Here’s how you can get connected:
(b) Sign up to be one of the gang by becoming a Crochetpreneur and you’ll be the first to receive freebies and sneak peeks to help build your business. Join by clicking HERE.
(c) Finally, it would be a great honor if you would share Crochetpreneur with your friend, either by Pinning this post, sharing us on Facebook or tweeting your excitement at finding our services!
I look forward to getting to know you better and can’t wait to share my first email with free resources with you soon!