Design It, Promote It, Sell It – Book Review & Giveaway!

I am so excited to share my latest book review with you today! My friend Marie Segares from Underground Crafter has written another amazing book called Design It, Promote It, Sell It: Online Marketing for Your Crochet and Knit Patterns. In Marie’s previous book, she taught us how to make money by teaching crochet (you can see my review here.) In Design It, Promote It, Sell It, Marie gives a crash course on how to market your crochet and/or knit designs so that you can be more successful. It is a great read for beginner designers and veterans as well!

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I’ve been designing crochet patterns for six years now and I find myself having a difficult time marketing my patterns. Sometimes I don’t know where to start and I get frustrated with the lack of engagement from my readers. After reading Design It, Promote It, Sell It, I feel like I have a whole new perspective on marketing my work. Marie provides many amazing tips. She goes into great detail about how to promote your product and reach the right audience. The questionnaires and checklists really help you to analyze your business and help you start effectively marketing your work. She discusses how to use social media to your advantage and how to find your “voice” when posting online. Marie also dives into using analytics to help you understand your audience and their level of engagement. She discusses branding, which I think can be a big hurdle when you are just starting out. Marie gives some great branding advice that I wish I knew when I began my crochet designer journey.

Design It, Promote It, Sell It is filled with tons of great information that I think every designer would love to know. It really is a great read and I am so glad that I was able to read it and gain some wisdom. Marie has generously agreed to give a copy of Design It, Promote It, Sell It away to one of my lucky readers! To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck to you all!

This giveaway is open worldwide where Allowed by Law. Void in Quebec.

Start Date: September 23, 2018; 12:01 am ET
End Date: September 30, 2018; 11:59 pm ET

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19 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for your review on the Design It, Promote It, Sell It . I have always wanted to sell my items on Etsy and other places but wasn’t sure on how to do it and I have this on my list of booklets to order.

  2. What a great little book. I really struggle to market my makes and how to make a profit from the work I do. This book is amazing for tips on making improvements in profitability

  3. The Design It, Promote It, Sell It, gives great ideas how to design and market your products. I crochet so I can use many of these great ideas to sell my projects.

  4. Interesting I am not really ready for designing my own patterns but find people love the projects I complete from other peoples patterns almost everything I make I give as gifts to friends and family and I always hear them being complimented and people always say you should sell what you make but whenever I try at craft fairs and holiday bazaars no one wants to pay more than 4 or 5 dollars which as you know does not even cover yarn.

  5. Omg this book review is just what I was looking for! I’ve been wondering where I’ve gone wrong and by reading this review I see that I NEED this book in my life!!!

  6. It’s very refreshing when someone is willing to share their expertise in what otherwise could be considered a competitive arena! Thanks for supporting Marie by reviewing her book:)

  7. I’ve often thought about starting a business like this, but haven’t taken the plunge. Seeing this book and reviewing its content has given me more to consider – time to revisit! Thanks!

  8. Thanks for sharing this book. It looks like a solid guide to marketing and selling one’s own designs. Maybe I will have to pick this one up and finally get started selling my designs.

  9. Designing my own patterns and selling them always seems like such an intimidating task, but with a book leading me, I imagine it would be easy!

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