Are you delighted by decoupage? Do you covet crochet? Or are you just jittery for junk? If crafting is your passion, then consider a freelance career in craft writing.
Crafting is one of the most beloved pastimes in our country. In fact, a 2010 Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) survey reported that $15.443 billion was spent amongst 114.2 billion American households on supplies alone within the reported year. This appears to be an increase over previous years, proving that crafting is becoming even more popular than it used to be.
One of the biggest reasons for this trend? The internet. With so many crafting websites, blogs, and visual boards available, more consumers are realizing their innate creative abilities. However, without freelance craft copywriters creating project ideas and explaining new techniques, many would not even know where to begin in their projects.
This is where you come in. Freelance craft writing does not have to be a tedious task. In fact, craft writing is one of the more entertaining topics to work with! There are so many sub-niches to cover that the possibilities are virtually endless. These include (but are not limited to) woodworking/wood crafts, drawing, food crafting, jewelry making, scrapbooking/memory crafts, floral decorating, crocheting, card making, home decor crafts, wedding crafts, sewing, knitting, and more.
Have you considered revealing your own inner Martha Stewart through freelance craft writing? Wondering where to start? The easiest way to do so is by starting your own craft blog. This allows potential clients to see your writing in action and determine your level of craft savvy. Once you have put together a decent sized portfolio, begin applying to various freelance writing websites that take freelance craft copywriters. Many will ask for samples of your work, so be ready to provide it to them. After getting the hang of writing for websites and private clients, begin to submit ideas to craft magazines, decor magazines, or related websites. Many of the ideas you see in print were contributed by a freelance craft copywriter!
And what is the most important thing to remember about craft writing? Keep in mind that anything can be created as a craft idea, so explore the possibilities and keep it fun!
Landra Lynn J is a freelance writer available on WriterAccess, a marketplace where clients and expert writers connect for assignments.