Crafting is one of the most popular and relaxing hobbies for men and women around the world. There are dozens of different types of crafting, including woodworking, scrapbooking, cross-stitch and other fiber arts, painting, greeting card making, stamps, stencils, and much, much more.
In fact, a 2010 survey by the Craft & Hobby Association estimates that the U.S. industry was worth $29.2 billion. That's a lot of crafting, and you can capitalize on the ever-growing interests in crafts by creating a blog dedicated to a specific "niche," which is a small segment, subject, or interest within this larger topic. Blogging has become very popular lately. For one thing, it’s free (or cheap, depending the route you choose). For another, you don’t need to have any technical skills whatsoever to get started. If you can read and write, you can blog. So what is a blog? A blog is a simple web page that anyone can set up in minutes. People use them as journals, diaries, and sales pages, like you will learn to do here. People often enjoy certain crafts for many years, once they learn the basics of a particular skill or discipline. Are you the right type of person to start a craft blog? Here are some of the factors that would certainly make you a good candidate: 1. Do you love crafts (or a particular type of craft)? 2. Are you a creative type person? 3. Can you stick to a regular schedule of posting to a craft blog? 4. Do you enjoy writing (or can you film videos of yourself doing crafts)? 5. Are you the "chatty" type, or do you have a point of view about a particular craft passion? 6. Are you excited about connecting with other readers who share the same interests? This is really all the initial drive you'd need to become a successful craft blogger. As a business model, starting a craft blog has some major benefits: 1.Women especially are crazy about crafts, all kinds of crafts. 2."Crafts" and many forms of the word "crafts" are searched thousands of times each month on sites like Google.com (which means that searchers are constantly on the lookout for new and fresh information.) 3.Crafting spans age ranges from 2 to 102. 4.People SPEND MONEY on crafts - which means that you can MAKE money on crafts, too. 5.And, blogging about your favorite craft(s) can be a fun and easy way to make a little extra money online. This eBook discusses the major aspects of putting such a blog together, including what type of software platform and hosting services to use, how to get started and target a specific market or person. It also talks about ways to create a specific business plan, assess your competition, as well as find content and affiliates to help sell related products and services with. This informative document also includes TONS of specific online resources you can visit to gain more knowledge, insight, and tips on how to market your blog. It also shares important information on ways to manage and expand your experience as your blog grows in popularity and starts to earn more money for you. Contents of this exciting eBook include tips to ensure your craft blog is an instant success: Tip 1: Plan to Succeed Tip 2: Niche-It. Tip 3: Make it Cool. Tip 4: Get a real logo. Tip 5: Invest in your Business Tip 6: Blog regularly, each day if possible. Tip 7: Plan Ahead Tip 8: Be Real Tip 9: Focus on Traffic Every Day Tip 10: Continue to Learn. Tip 11: Just Add Sweat! This business definitely has potential. With this guide, the accompanying audio and bonuses provided in our resources area, you'll have the tools to begin your craft blog today.