Friday, 15 June 2012

My thought's and being honest

Hi !
I am not really sure how to start this blog post :)
I never thought that I would be teaching anyone let alone 1000's of people to crochet. It started with one video and 3 years later there are over 400 .. I even shock my self when I look at the stats of my videos. Who would have ever thought that more than 27,000 people would ever care or want to hear what I have to say. I am so blessed to have such a dedicated fan base. No i really am, it is a dream to teach what I love (very addicted to) to any one that will listen. Everyone is so supportive and I can "feel" the support of each and every one of you
Now on to why I started this blog post ....
I would LOVE to make 'bobwilson123' my full time job, at the moment  I personally put in 50 plus hours a week to keep it running smoothly, but the pay really sucks  hahahahaha  To keep me from going back to work full time at a REAL job - yes I have bills too, No fancy car or posh house here  :) I have decided to have advertising on my blog, YouTube channel and I am thinking about my Facebook page. I do not want you to think that I am going all commercial and forcing you to use certain products, its not like that at all, its just a way for me to keep bobwilson123 FREE to the consumer - that's you :) I have all my videos and written patterns free for your pleasure. I also have a TEAM and when I say team of ladies we really are a team :) Amanda, Olgaa, Cassie, Laura and Monica help me keep things running smoothly... you didn't think i did EVERYTHING my self did you hehehe I might be good but I'm not Superwoman :) Between my ladies they put in over 35 hours a month.... between us that's a grand total of 235 hours a month !!! EEkk!!
So I hope you understand why I need to have advertising on my various pages, I really do love what I do and love to connect with all of you. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you are having a great week
Hugs, Clare or better known as bobwilson123
xxxxxx

24 comments:

Veronica said...

Good for you! Adverts are no big deal and you deserve to be compensated for the time and effort that you put in. I wish everyone could pay you but alas, we cannot, so I'm happy to let advertisers foot the bill!

SewGurl58 said...

I also think you should sell your more ambitious patterns, if you sell them as PDF downloads there's no packaging and shipping and your customers above the equator would like that. Take a look at Quilting Blogs, There a quite a few listed on my blog Sewendipity, and look at some the ways these quilters make money from there blogs and passions. You absolutely should be compensated, you made learning to crochet very simple for me, then I told another friend and she hasn't stopped making hats, beanies, and berets. You're the Bomb Diggity! Good luck on your happy job!

Ladybart said...

Way to go Clare, aka bobwilson123, what a joy to be a part of your love for crochet...We all do in life what we feel is best....Sending you love and good wishes from Kentucky, USA....

Ladybart said...

Way to go Clare, aka bobwilson123, what a joy to be a part of your love for crochet...We all do in life what we feel is best....Sending you love and good wishes from Kentucky, USA....

Kitty said...

I love your tutorials and would have no problem at all with ads! A girl's gotta pay the bills!! <3 can't wait to see more!

Lura said...

If that's what you need to do to keep posting your awesome videos then by all means go for it! If it wasn't for your videos and a couple others I would still only know how to do a single crotchet stitch. I can't read patterns and understand what to do ,I have to see it being done to get it . So thank you very much for the videos, they have taught me so much!

Unknown said...

Good for you Clare you should be compensated for your time. You are good at teaching crochet and we look forward to your videos...You also have a great sense of humor and I enjoy listening...Keep up the good work...

Anonymous said...

Luv ur work...thanks a million!!!

Anonymous said...

I appreciate you keeping it free and banner ads or on the side are certainly not a big deal at all

Dottie's Crochet said...

I have watched several of your videos and I think they're great. I'm still learning new techniques although I've been crocheting for years. You have a unique voice and all of your videos are easy to follow. If ads are helping with the income, why not take advantage of it. I wish I teach a few things myself but don't have the equipment. I could certainly use a few bucks! Ha! Keep up the fantastic work and will always check in from time to time. dottiegardner

Jennifer said...

If ads are the way to keep your great tutorials, patterns and blogs coming at a regular rate - GO FOR IT! I don't mind reading the ads.

sylvialellis said...

I don't see anything wrong with you having ads on your sites. I love your videos and patterns so much, having to see a few ads is a small price to pay for what you've given me. Keep up the great work Clare!

Mrs Mar said...

Onther idea how to make money is to sell add space on your blog. You know what numbers come in. Have a look at this blog. She dosn't have google adds but sells add space. It dosn't feel so intrusive to new people looking at your sight. KWIM

This is not my blog... http://thepapermama.com/

Anonymous said...

I would not be bothered by the ads. I love to learn from you, I have been crocheting on and off for sometime. Awhile back I lost my job to an injury and by watching you have now become addicted to crochet. I want to thank you for your passion.
Deb....Pennsylvania

Mommy Ryva said...

Don't you worry, I will always support you as long as your tutorials are FREE.... ;D

Anonymous said...

Ads do not bother me... you like everyone else needs to have a little help!!! I love your free patterns!! You deserve recogonition just like anyone else that has a blog page or website!!! You're the best!!!!

Yarn Hookers.com - Instant Downloads - Graph Patterns said...

I have had the privilege of chatting with Clare on a few occasions and let me tell you! She is very adamant on providing not just good material for people to learn the art of crochet - She maintains GREAT material for everyone to crochet regardless of their expertise level. I don't get to check in as much as I would like but you are definitely bookmarked and thought of on a regular basis.

I know I am not the only one who praises you at your efforts but I do have to say thanks to your team too. I only know Olgaa by name (sorry) but she replicates your upbeat encouragement to push forward and create create create whether it be with yarn or a pattern I am working on... You guys are my support system too - so it goes both ways... Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Hey way to go....all the best....love your videos and I have learn a lot from it :)..... All the Best :)

Liz said...

I was wondering, what took you so long:)!! And I hope you can get your fancy home, car or whatever you want, you have worked hard for it. Just plz put up a video on how to do decreases lol!! Good luck and happiness!

Mary said...

You are the best crochet teacher on YT. Best wishes. I hope you % the team will make a good living via the ads.

zosew said...

I am so glad you are here and glad that you can remain by advertising!!!

zosew said...

I am so glad you are here and glad that you can remain by advertising!!!

NOE said...

I just found you! I don't want to loose you. Do what ever you understand. I am starting to learn and i have a lot to watch yet!! Je je. You are an awesome teacher!!

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