The points below are what I’ve learned doing indie comics as a career. There’s always room for art for art’s sake, for hobbyism, but these are the lessons I’ve learned for those who want to escape that prevailing mood.
Wonderfully simple, brutally sensible advice from web comic creator John Allison (Bad Machinery, Scary Go Round): Move, Grow up, and Run your business like a business. We don’t hear nearly enough frank advice like this in our fields. Good stuff.