3 Tips to Make Your Knitting Business a Success

3 Tips to Make Your Knitting Business a Success

3 Tips to Make Your Knitting Business a Success

Are you into knitting? Are you happy creating knitted items for personal use or even as gifts for friends and loved ones? Why not turn your hobby into something profitable and start your own knitting business? According to the US Small Business Administration, fifty percent of small businesses in the country are home-based, and a knitting business is one of them.

With the talent and the ability that you have and the availability of supplies that you need, how can you start and grow your small knitting business?

Think of ways to be different

Creativity will make a big difference when it comes to your knitting business. You can create more of the smaller items that are quick and easy to make. Although larger items may be complex and may take a longer time to create, it can be sold at a higher price. You can also offer customized products to give customers what they really want.

Be innovative and create items that are not available on other knitting businesses. Opt for natural dyes and organic fibers. Being different can make you stand out among the rest.

Hire the right people

Since knitting is not an easy task, especially when orders are coming in, you need to expand and hire people. They can help you keep the business going and maintain the quality of your products. About 65% of small businesses are having a hard time finding the right employees.  So once you have found trustworthy and diligent people, give them what is due.

Aside from a reasonable salary, they are also entitled to paid leaves, bonuses, and other incentives. Just make sure to apply for small business insurance. Not only will having proper coverage benefit your business but also boost hiring quality employees as well.

Know the various techniques of selling

You can promote and sell your knitted products on craft shows and trade halls, especially during holidays and peak seasons. Local stores can also be an avenue to sell your handmade goods. But the easiest and fastest way to connect with your clientele is through the online community.

Create your own website and pages where you can upload your products and customers can place their orders in an instant. You can also tie-up with existing online stores for them to sell your items.

Although starting up a business is not easy, may these tips be your guide to transform your knitting hobby into a profitable business.


* This is a sponsored post. Photo courtesy of Kelly Sikkea.





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Danielle

Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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