Friday, March 30, 2018

"I haven't sold a knit pattern in 6-months. Help!

You haven't made a sale in 6-months.

You have 5, 12, 23, 171 patterns for sale on Ravelry.

You run sales, offering massive discounts.

You post on Instagram.

You boost posts on Facebook, spending $5, 10, $25...

You've tried everything the gurus say to do. And NOTHING is working.

The problems are that you are trying everything.You are hearing new tactics and trying them without creating a strategy to tie all the tactics together. You try a tactic for a few weeks, nothing happens, so you go try the next thing. You lack consistency because you are just flying by the seat of your pants, following gurus that are not in your industry and are sharing tips that doesn't necessarily work for knitwear and crochet designers.

And that is what Pattern Launch Plan can do for you - showing you how to create a strategy that brings in consistent sales so you don't have to keep releasing new patterns in order to make a sale. 


Now, you have 2 simple choices to make:
1) continue for another 6-months as you are without a sale
2) you give up!

Your designs are fantastic.

They deserve to be see. But you're not excited about designing anymore because knitters aren't favoring, queuing, and knitting your patterns.

"What's the point?"

There is one other option you can make:
Get the Pattern Launch Plan (Print or Kindle) and start selling your patterns. NOT just one or two a month but MORE patterns, consistently.

Do you want to go through another 6-months without a sale? YES?! Close this post and move to the next funny knitting video.

BUT, if you want in 6-months to be excited about designing again because you are making consistent sales, then learn more

Get the print copy here>>

The Pattern Launch Plan walks you through easy and practical marketing strategies from before you hit publish - to build anticipation so that when the pattern goes live you already have eager knitters ready to buy - all the way to what to do weeks and months and years after you release a pattern to keep making sales.

Unsure if the Pattern Launch Plan is right for you? Check out the FREE guide, Pattern Launch Plan Roadmap, before you hit publish on your next knit design.

Until next time...Stitch on

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

I went a bit crazy... I blame it on the yarn fumes 💕


Pre-S: Calling all Knit + Crochet Designers! My new ebook, Pattern Launch Plan, was created for you. I'm taking you through the knitty gritty of marketing your designs and selling your patterns, consistently, without you feeling sleazy. Learn more here >>

So, this Sunday I attend Stitches United in Hartford at the Ct Convention Center. I had the opportunity to work the Knit Picks booth and O.M.G., it was amazeball. Beyond being able to hang out with the Knit Picks' team, I was able to play with the yarn and talk to knitters and crocheters about yarn, patterns, tools, and most fun, their projects. 

I so wish I could go to the Knit Picks' warehouse in Ohio and go all Scrooge McDuck in their yarn vault. If they don't have a vault of yarn I can dive into and swim around, don't tell me. Ignorance is bliss.

Of course, when you go to a yarn show, you have to get a few things. I was very restrained...

A show like Stitches is so inspiring. You see so many designs you've admired on Ravelry in real life so you can see how it fits normal bodies. Being in the Knit Picks booth gave me a different perspective which just being a shopper walking around the show. It was great seeing all the beautiful knit and crochet shawls, colorwork sweaters, and the cabled hats up close. It's talking to the dad and his son about needles. It's chatting with a mom about her little girl's yoke colorwork cardigan, turning the piece inside out to see the crochet steeks and floats on the inside. Also, talking to a knitter about her upcoming project and helping her select the perfect yarn so she can go home and cast-on for the swatch.
Overall, it was an amazing experience. Thank you Knit Picks for allowing me to step into your booth and share my love of all your yarns and notions. 

I blame it on the yarn fumes.
Now, you didn't think I left the show empty-handed did you. Yes, I'm such a yarn piggie. Don't tar and feather me in the streets. I plan on sharing with you... so stay tuned!

Not only did I get yarn, I got some tools that I've been dying to try, like the Options Interchangeable Mosaic Knitting Set. I haven't used wooden needles in the since my early days of learning to knit and did not like it. These wooden needles are smooth and knits like butter... what held me back so long. I also got the Onyx Swift to go with my new all white workstation in my home office. Here are some pictures below.

I know you've been to yarn and fiber shows. Leave a comment below and let me know - what did you like best about the show? Do you like testing out new products or getting old faithful's at these shows? Let me know.

Until next time... stitch on
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Friday, March 16, 2018

Ansonia KAL 2018

Hey Knitters,

Did you hear about the ANSONIA KAL (knit-a-long)?

I will ne running a KAL for the Ansonia Shawl in conjunctions with Hampden Hills Alpacas. The KAL starts March 31st and run to April 22. 

How to participate?
Knit the Ansonia Shawl using any Artisans Yarns yarn - the pattern requires 2 skeins of either Creé-Ah’s breath or Alpaca Silk DK but you can use any Artisans Yarns yarn. Next, create a project page, and post photos of your finish object in the project page using hashtag AnsoniaKAL for a chance to enter a drawing at the end of the KAL.

There will be three winners drawn from all the FO posted.

Prize 1: A skein of Creé-Ah’s Breath in color of your choice
Price 2: Any pattern from KnitDesigns by Tian's Ravelry store
Prize 3: A project bag

Sounds good?

Get the pattern and a 20% OFF discount here (don't delay, the coupon code ends April 4th)>>>

Get the yarn here and use coupon code ANSONIA1 for a 10% discount>>>

This is going to be so much fun!

I hope you will join us.

Post your progress all over social media using #AnsoniaKAL. We want to see what yarn and color you are using for your Ansonia Shawl.

Until next time... Stitch on

Thursday, March 15, 2018

ANNOUNCING: Pattern Launch Plan (PDF book) is AVAILABLE (details inside)

Pattern Launch Plan (book) is officially available and now's the time to get your copy!

>>>Click here to purchase Pattern Launch Plan (book) NOW <<< 

PDF with bonus chapters 



As promised, when you purchase Pattern Launch Plan (book) today, March 15, 2018, you will get not only the PDF copy of Pattern Launch Plan (62-page book), but also a bonus for FREE (good only when you purchase on March 15th - after March 15, 2018 the bonus goes away!).

Next steps: All you have to do now is when you are ready to purchase, go to the PayPal page and click on the link to purchase.

Once you have purchased, you will receive a link to download your copy of Pattern Launch Plan along with your special bonus.

I am looking forward to going on this journey with you. It will be an experience that will take you far.

Talk soon,

P.S. Have you seen my bonus offer for you?
When you purchase Pattern Launch Plan (PDF book) on March 15th, you will receive a bonus chapter on Email Signatures and Thank You Pages, the most under-utilized areas in our daily lives that can generate repeat sales (after March 15, 2018, the bonus chapter goes away!). Click here now to get your copy.

Unsure if the Pattern Launch Plan is right for you? Check out the FREE guide, Pattern Launch Plan Roadmap, before you hit publish on your next knit design.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wondering if Pattern Launch Plan is right for you?

Are seriously thinking about how you can make more consistent sales with your design, then check out Pattern Launch Plan?

When I was just starting out with my designs, I had the same fears and doubts as you do.
Maybe you're not sure if you're cut out to be a designer.

Perhaps you feel you don't have enough skills, or experience, or support.

I've been there too and I am here to tell you, YOU CAN definitely do this. You have enough skills and experience you need. And with Pattern Launch Plan, you will have the support.

You might be thinking you are not ready yet!

You are ready!

With focus and support, you can be making consistent sales.

Here is a bit of what you will find in Pattern Launch Plan (video). Watch it here.
Pattern Launch Plan will be available March 15th. Get on the wait list here.

Talk to you then!

P.S. I will have a bonus pack for you ONLY when you purchase Pattern Launch Plan on March 15th!

Unsure if the Pattern Launch Plan is right for you? Check out the FREE guide, Pattern Launch Plan Roadmap, before you hit publish on your next knit design.