How to Increase Your Blog Traffic for Free

In a bid to share the love of all things stitching with as many people as possible, I have spent the last few weeks trawling the net searching for free ways of increasing blog traffic.

So far I have:

1. Increased the number of ‘entry’ sites to my blog by:

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Meet Serge! A Beginners Guide To Using an Overlocker / Serger

This is Serge, my forgotten friend, who has been hiding in the back of my cupboard for the last 2 years…..

My Lock 744D

In a bid to make my craft fair “lovelies” as efficiently as possible, I thought it was about time I got to know Serge a little better and find out just what he could do!

Incase you are keen to get acquainted with your own overlocker / serger, I have written a quick post on all Serge’s main dials and knobs to help.

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Parrots and Paperwork!

Whenever I buy handmade, I always love to hear how it was constructed  – it adds an extra quality that makes my new treasure extra special.

To help remember the story behind each ‘stitch-sharing’ creation I’ve developed a little old filing system.

For this cute and colourful Parrot Bunting for my daughters Hawaiian Party…..

Parrot Bunting

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B is for Bunting and Business Planning!

Thank you so much for taking time to message me with all your business start-up advice and help on selling at craft fairs. Your encouragement has been humbling and will steer my journey.

Thanks to your feedback, my dilemma over label wording is now resolved. Hooray! One decision made! The Stitch Sharer label with Handmade in England is the clear winner.

Handmade in England Label

Your top tips to date are:

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Craft Fair Selling – the next step?

Yarn QuestionI’ve been thinking for a while about selling the things I make, but haven’t been brave enough to take the ‘big step’. Things like tax and insurance are scary enough let alone the regulations that you need to comply with. Even something like a ‘sock monkey’ can cause great headaches if you start to look into the plethora of guidance on the web! Continue reading