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

First For Women - - Feel-Good File -

“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

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