A great thing about knitting is that you can create a business out of it. Of course, you have to be talented enough so people want to buy your work, otherwise, your business will fail. However, I think that the motivation for learning how to knit should come from something else and not from money point. If you are starting knitting just because you see a great business opportunity, there are great chances that you will fail mostly because you are not doing it out of love for the craft but because of the potential money.
When I started knitting it was only because I liked to watch my grandmother knitting, her face when she was knitting, was something that showed me how much she loves doing it. therefore I decided that I want to try it out for myself and see if I can be that happy doing something I like. I never thought of it as a long term thing that will, later on, be a potential money maker for me, it was something that I was interested at the time. After a short time, I fell in love with the knitting craft and I knew that I will be doing it for the rest of my life because it just filled me up with joy and happiness all the time even when I was feeling down.
My one advice to all people that want to start any type of craftsmanship business is to get a lot of experience before they start it because the more experience they have the more potential customers will be interested in your work. That is very simple to understand because you can’t expect that people will love your work after you have just learned how to knit, you have to have certain experience in order to create quality products that will people appreciate and buy.
I suggest that you think of starting a knitting business only when you have mastered all the knitting techniques and you have made all kinds of projects that you are happy and satisfied with. If you are not happy with your work, you can’t expect other people to like it because it means that you have a room for improvement. In that case you need to focus on improving until you are ready, sometimes that improvement will show up quickly and sometimes it can take up few years of your life, but in the end, it is worth it.
Don’t think About Money
One of the mistakes people are making when starting a knitting business is that they only think about the profit that they will make from their projects. That is not the way you should be thinking, I suggest that you start off by giving away some of your work to some family members. That way you will see how they react to your work and from then on you can start putting a price on them. However, if you see that even your family members are giving you critiques about your work, you have to listen to them and make some changes to further improve the quality.