From hobbyist to professional...
This may seem like a question too simple to review, but it’s one that a lot of artists struggle with.
Are you a hobbyist, or a professional?
Artists all begin as hobbyists; pursuing a skill or talent for the simple enjoyment of it. but, as we begin to master our talents, we may begin to see opportunities to turn our passions into a business.
Soon, friends and family want to buy our work, strangers too! When we see that we may actually be able to profit from a hobby, we might think we're ready to become a Yarnpreneur… But, are we?
What is a Yarnpreneur?
By definition, an Entrepreneur is one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business. In short, a Yarnpreneur is an entrepreneur in the yarn industry.
But, being a Yarnpreneur is more than just pursuing a hobby or passion, or someone looking to earn extra money as a side-hustle. So, we have a more focused definition for them:
Yarnpreneurs are entrepreneurs who have the passion, skill and ability to create real value in the yarn world.
Real value; we can’t stress that enough.
What does it mean to create real value?
When a good or service has real value, it actually solves a problem.
Anything can be a problem solving, value producing thing: A piece of information that is easy to find and apply, a product that brings joy and fulfillment, a service that makes the lives of others better or easier.
Our actions, services and products are only valuable when they help others. And, anything that is valuable is a real solution and service.
What kind of Yarnpreneur are you?
A Yarnpreneur can be a knitter, crocheter, weaver, editor, dyer… anything that helps to promote the yarn industry, and adds real value to the lives of others!
So, are YOU a Yarnpreneur?
If you're not sure, or want to turn your side-hustle into a real Yarn-preneurship, take our in-depth, eye-opening workshop about building business foundations in the yarn industry today for only $5!
Tell us, what kind of Yarnpreneur are you? Please let us know in the comments!
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