Crochet Professionally?

Blogged under Crafting a Career by Tammy on Wednesday 15 April 2009 at 5:58 am

Crafting as a career is something many of us dream of doing. Who wouldn’t love to get paid for something you love to do? And, that’s true with any career in any industry. However, few people realize that you can turn your love of crafting into a career. The trick is knowing how to do so. One tip is to find organizations that can help you achieve your goal, and I discovered one recently just for crocheters call the Crochet Guild of America. It costs $35 a year for an individual membership, and according to its web site, these are the benefits provided to members:

* Crochet! magazine which is published six time a year.
* Chain Link CGOA’s newsletter published six times a year.
* “CGOA eNews” the national guild’s newsletter sent to your email account.
* Access to CGOA Membership Message Board on Yahoogroups.
* National retail discounts with AnniesAttic.com, Interweave Crochet, TheLeisureBoutique.com, Mary Maxim and ShopCaron.com.
* Discounts to annual and regional conferences.
* Member to member discounts.
* Networking with other crocheters and individuals in the industry from around the world.
* Opportunity to receive mentoring from crochet professionals already established in the industry.
* Corporate Members receive a link on CGOA’s Web site.
* Corporate Members receive advertising discounts through Crochet! magazine.
* Corporate Members are listed in every issue of Crochet! magazine.
* DRG offers Corporate Sponsors and Corporate members bonus advertising space or discounts equal to or greater than their annual membership dues in Crochet! magazine.

* Corporate Sponsors who already advertise with DRG will receive bonus $1,000 in space added to their existing contracts.
* Corporate Sponsors who do not already advertise with DRG will receive 2 for 1 space up to $1,000 (i.e. $2,000 in space for $1,000).
* Corporate Members receive $125 discount per ad per issue. For a discount for all 6 issues ($750 in discounts) a six-time contract must be signed.
* Contact Publisher John Boggs at 260-589-4000 ext 354 or Sale Manager Diane Kocal @ 317-578-0469.

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