A guest post by Maria Cannon.
From painting, crafting, or writing stories, we all have things we do for fun. For many, these hobbies stem from long-time passions and are activities you’ve always dreamed to make a living off of.
Well, what if you could? What if your hobby could sustain itself, pay the bills, and become your career? You may be hesitant, but turning your hobby into a profession isn’t as much of a pipe dream as you might think. Here’s how you can make the transition all from the comfort of home.
Based on the number of requests I see on Facebook and other lists for free embroidery design and fonts, I suspect that the average embroiderer doesn’t know what goes into creating one. And that’s rather to be expected with the volume of font sets being sold at $1.
I've been asked this question rather frequently lately. This question is generally followed by, "it's just a digital file. It can't take that long to digitize and besides, digital files don't cost anything." Huh?
I recently posted a question on my Facebook fan page asking how embroidery designs should be priced. Several people replied that stitch count was a good way, that "low stitch count designs like redwork" should be priced lower.
Any of you digitizers who have manually digitized even a reasonably complex redwork design probably just experienced an instant increase in blood pressure and possibly whiplash. Those of you who have only embroidered redwork are probably still nodding your heads in agreement.
If you’ve been embroidering for a while, you may be looking at expanding into digitizing. You’ve seen what collections sell for at your local dealer and maybe digitizing software came bundled with your new machine. How hard can it really be?