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Creative bloggers! A round-up resource list of over 100 links for networking, increased traffic, and increased profits. Facebook groups, pinterest group boards, g+ communities, etc.

Creative bloggers! A round-up resource list of over 100 links for networking, increased traffic, and increased profits. Facebook groups, pinterest group boards, g+ communities, etc. Swoodsonsays.com

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Googling ‘ how to become a craft blogger ‘  brings up a few useful tips but not a lot of “nitty gritty” (although it does bring up this hilarious post). I’ve been working to consolidate resources, ideas, and create some community among sewing and creative bloggers – so I hope you find some of the links below useful when you’re trying to figure out how to make money as a craft and sewing blogger! Do you know of something, somewhere, or someone I should have added here? Contact me!

There are links to relevant and helpful facebook groups, link parties, group pin boards, submission-friendly websites,  affiliate programs, ad programs & media agencies, blogs that “talk business”, google+ communities, & blogging tools. You could also check out my pinterest board about blogging for assorted articles that I’ve found helpful!

I’m always striving to improve, but you can see how much money I am making each quarter in my regular reports on traffic and income, all found here.

{This post contains affiliate links, indicated by an asterisk*. Please refer to ‘legal stuff’ in the top menu for more info.}

I also want to share that I’m a member of the Craft Industry Alliance – it is a unique community so I wasn’t sure which category to include it in! It is a trade organization for creatives, including bloggers, with a recurring online journal, private forum, and lots of resources – so check it out!*

How to make money as a craft and sewing blogger

Affiliate Programs!

Affiliate programs all have different terms, but pay you when someone clicks through and makes a purchase or signs up for something.

This is treated as income for you personally or if you’re registered as a business – please talk with your tax advisor, etc. about taxes. Also check out FTC regulations; there are different ways to indicate affiliate links but they need to be noted as such.

Amazon.com

Blitsy

Bluefig

Connecting Threads

Consumer Crafts

Craft Industry Alliance

Craftsy

Create For Less

Creativebug

Cricut

Darby Smart

Ebates.com – see my post explaining what Ebates is all about here, it is amazing!

Ebay

Etsy

Fabric.com

Free Craft Patterns

Groopdealz (sometimes has crafty stuff)

Joann Fabrics

Kiwi Crate (kids crafts)

M&J Trimming

Michael Levine Fabric

Online Fabric Store

Organic Cotton Plus

PicMonkey (online photo editing)

Online Quilt Guild

 Sizzix

Individual Sewing Pattern Designers

5 Out Of 4 Patterns

Bella Sunshine

Cozy Nest Designs

E-Beth Patterns

 Everything Your Mama Made & More

Golden Rippy

imagine gnats

Interweave Publishing

Itch To Stitch

Jennuine Designs

Love Notions

One Thimble E-Magazine

Peek-a-boo- Patterns

Seaside Notions

Serger Pepper

Straight Stitch Designs

UpCraft Club

Swoon  Patterns

 Welcome To The Mouse House

 You Can Make This

Ways to Network, Connect, & Promote

Facebook Groups

Be sure to read the rules – some groups only allow link sharing on certain days or in certain places!

Link parties:

  • There are SO MANY out there and honestly I have stopped using any but SewCanShe‘s on Saturday! I had trouble keeping this list current because so many folded or took long breaks. Let me know if you have a regularly occuring linky party I can list here.
  • This is an amazing list over at So Sew Easy.
  • Pam at Threading My Way has ongoing link parties that I like checking out and participating in, as well!

Group Pin Boards:

Boards that are welcoming new members!

Websites That Accept Submissions

Some of these just feature tutorials, linking to you, and some are looking to publish it in full, read through and ask for more details if the page is unclear!

Google+ Communities

 

 Ways To Learn & Grow

Blogs that talk crafting business

Blogging Tools I Use

 

 

 

 

 

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