My interview with Cricut Product Expert Melody Lane took place on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. I have been a huge fan of hers for several years. I follow her on Facebook and YouTube. She is the ultimate product expert when it comes to learning how to use the Cricut and Design Space.
Me: How did you get started with the Cricut?
Melody: I was sewing and making quilts and wanted to make appliqués to put on my quilts. Joann Fabric had a Cricut on sale for $59, so I went to YouTube and looked up videos on the Cricut. I wanted learn how to cut fabric and I found videos on paper crafting. I didn’t realize it was a thing.
Me: When did you start using the Cricut?
Melody: I started using the Cricut in 2011.
Me: What do you mainly use the Cricut for?
Melody: I use it for work.
What Do You Love The Most About Cricut
Me: What do you love the most about the Cricut.
Melody: It can make things for you and you just put it together. I get my inspiration from Design Space and I like to build things like boxes.
Me: When a new Cricut item is released, do you run right out and buy it?
Melody: Sometimes. It depends on if it’s on sale or if it’s something I want to use right now, then I will buy it. If it’s something I want to share with everyone, I will buy it. I will wait for a sale for things like pens.
Me: What do you enjoy doing the most with your Cricut?
Melody: Paper crafting, 3d projects and building projects.
Me: How did your life change after you started using the Cricut?
Melody: I loved my job doing hair, but I wanted to learn how to make money with the Cricut so I could work from home. I researched YouTube on how to make money from blogging and videos. I learned everything from the internet.
Me: What is your greatest achievement since you started using the Cricut?
Melody: I got a plaque from YouTube for getting 100,000 subscribers. My other greatest achievement is I was able to buy a house.
Me: What motivates you?
Melody: My audience. The more interaction I have with them, the more it inspires me.
Me: How do you stay organized?
Melody: I have an assistant.
Me: How have you achieved your success?
Melody: I have been successful with videos. I always try to be myself, and I only show stuff I love. I am honest and that helps with gaining my audience’s trust, which is important. Being excited about what you are doing and loving it gets everyone excited. I also try to be happy.
Me: What is something you wish you had known starting out?
Melody: I wish I had known about keeping a schedule on YouTube. There is less stress sticking to a schedule. My audience knows when to come. It helps me grow my YouTube channel better.
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Until next time.
P.S. Check out this post for the difference between the Cricut Maker and the Cricut Explore Air 2.