I answer questions about teaching crafts and self-publishing as
I wrap up the virtual tour for my new book, Make Money Teaching
About this episode
In this episode, I share the edited audio of a Facebook Live
event I hosted earlier in the week where I answered questions from
listeners about teaching crafts and self-publishing. Thanks to
Rosalba Bassora, Novella Bobo from
MadebyNovella, Patrice Walker from Yarn Over, Pull Through, Rachel McKinney from
100 Creations, and MG Camacho from Booktalk
'n More for sharing questions beforehand!
I reference a lot of different resources, which you can learn
more about by following these links:
- Craft Yarn Council Certified Instructors
Program: This certification program is a requirement if you
want to teach crochet or knitting at a "big box" store. In the
book, I talk about other reasons you may want to consider getting
certification, or why it may not be necessary for your specific
This is the software I used to convert my book to .mobi files for
Kindle and .epub files for Kobo. I also used it to organize writing
the book because there is a great "corkboard" feature where you can
organize what looks like little index cards for notes on your book.
Scrivener has a 30 day free trial, but the days aren't consecutive.
You only "use up" your free trial on days when you open the
- Kindle Direct Publishing: I used KDP to self-publish
my Kindle book and my print-on-demand book.
- Kobo Writing Life: I used this to self-publish the
.epub version of the book.
- Canva: I used Canva to create the cover for the
ebook using the pre-sized template, my own selections of fonts, and
- Fiverr: Bdboss is the Fiverr seller who transformed my
ebook cover into a cover for the print book to meet CreateSpace
- Gumroad: This is where I sell the direct downloads
of my ebook. It also has a great affiliate program that is super
easy to set up.
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