Make $10,000 a month—from your home!
Ever dreamed of turning your hobby into a lucrative job? These women did it! Read on to discover how you can too
“I brought in $128,000 last year knitting blankets!”
“After I closed the adoption consulting business I owned in 2015, I was looking for another way to make money. Knitting has been my passion since I was a child, and one day I came across a video on YouTube about chunky merino wool. I learned how soft and luxurious it is, so I found a place in Australia that sells it, ordered some and knitted a blanket with it. It came out so beautiful, I realized knitting custom blankets could be my next business.
“To get started, I made three blankets, took photos of them and set up an Etsy shop (BeCozi). I also read everything I could about how to run an online business, how to succeed on Etsy and how to advertise the business. And with my daughter’s help, I launched a website (BeCozi.net).
“As the business grew, I placed ads on Facebook and Google and promoted my business on Instagram and Pinterest. I also added products like pillows, rugs, scarves and pet beds, and I hired two people to help me make and ship the blankets.
“I never would have thought I could turn knitting into a full-time business, but I have—last year, I made $400,000 in sales with $128,000 in profit. I feel so fulfilled knowing that I get to make something that will bring someone joy. The money I make supports my family and goes back into the business but it also allows me to do fun things like travel with my husband and visit my daughter in Seattle.”
Larissa Koedyker, 49, Holland, MI