Introduction

Chances are that you are a talented person if you’ve picked up this book. You may be a whiz Web developer who can churn out gorgeous, functional Web sites. Or an illustrator who can bring a drawing to life. Maybe you’re a jewelry designer who constructs beautiful necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Or you may be a writer, like me, with a knack for stringing words together. Whatever your creative talent is, it can be something you enjoy as a hobby—or, as many creative professionals have proved, it can be the source from which you make a living.

Have you ever thought about making a living off your artistic ability? Many people start a creative business—it’s relatively simple to launch due to the low overhead costs—but never build the ...

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