Hello and welcome to Knitting for a Living! I’ve been writing and blogging about knitting since 2012 focusing on knitting patterns, design and tutorials on advanced knitting techniques. It was merely a hobby back then when I started, and I never really considered it to be more than just that – until I started to think about how to finance my way through med school when I got a place there in mid-2015.
In 2014 I quit my well-paid day job in the nuclear industry to free myself of the daily, boring, exhausting 9-to-5 routine as an engineer and took time to seriously re-think my career path.
I started to take my knitting blog knitting.today (formerly known as jriede.com, established in 2012) more seriously and to think about how to make more money that just breadcrumbs out of my pattern design. I read a lot of blogs on online marketing. I mean a LOT of them. But they all seemed to be not very helpful at all until I discovered Pat Flynn’s website smartpassiveincome.com.
I listened. Learned. Implemented. Repeat.
In summer 2016, the old website at jriede.com moved to knitting today. I started to create online courses for aspiring knitwear designers and slowly, the money started rolling in.
This blog is my story and the story of how to financed med school with my passion for knitting, and I’m happy to share it with all of you along the way. <3
Thanks for your interest and for joining us!