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Episode #37: Vanessa Vargas Wilson (The Crafty Gemini)

December 1st, 2014

On today’s episode of the Craft Industry Alliance podcast I'm talking about YouTube with Vanessa Vargas Wilson. Vanessa is best known as The Crafty Gemini. She makes weekly instructional videos about sewing, quilting, organic gardening, woodworking, and more. Her YouTube channel has 162,000+ subscribers and over 15 million views. Vanessa and her husband are raising their two young children on a five acre organic farm in Florida. A few years ago Vanessa won the YouTube NextUp contest, which included special training by YouTube, new equipment, and a $35,000 cash prize. Hear how that win helped to propel her career forward. We also talk about Vanessa's Latina heritage and the untapped market of Latina sewing videos and blogs.

Please note that this show used to be called the While She Naps podcast. The name has changed, but the content and host have stayed the same.

To get the full show notes for this episode, visit Craft Industry Alliance where you can learn more about becoming a member of our supportive trade association. Strengthen your creative business, stay up to date on industry news, and build connections with forward-thinking craft professionals. Meet with show host, Abby Glassenberg, each month for our Craft Business Roundtable, get access to courses and webinars taught by industry leaders, and much more.

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