Whether you dabble in creative projects or you’re a dedicated artisan, the idea of a hands-on career has probably crossed your mind! Inside this comprehensive manual for the modern crafter, you’ll find step-by-step instructions on growing a hobby into an entrepreneurial endeavor that’s both personally gratifying and profitable. Compiled by the directors of the DIY community Hello Craft - Kelly Rand, Christine Ernest, Sarah Dick, and Kimberly Dorn - this helpful paperback guides you through stitching a strong foundation with wisdom on business finance, tax season tips, and particulars on the process of trademark and copyright. Then consider branding your handmade wares with logos, packaging, and product photography before weighing the benefits of brick-and-mortar against an online biz, perfecting your publicity, and navigating the indie show circuit! After combining your skilled technique with this seasoned advice, you’ll feel empowered to fulfill your artistic potential and become the star of the crafty scene!