Welcome to The Making a Living Programme™

Join us today and grow your craft or maker business

Join us!

Whether you're a maker, a crafter or a business interested in keeping on top of the latest making trends, this community is built for you!

Your FREE membership includes access to…

  • Online resources that relate to the Making a Living: How to Craft Your Business book
  • Virtual events and sessions with Making a Living author and Yodomo founder Sophie Rochester
  • Polls, prompts, articles and questions - that you can post or take part in
  • A Discussion Forum Group, where you can take part in discussions and ask questions you may have about the book or your business.
  • Inspiring insights from other community members who you can direct message and chat with.
  • A personal profile where you can choose to share an image, description, general location and preferred discipline, helping others find out more about you and your business.
  • A feed where you can find and share opportunities for makers
  • The chance to register for Yodomo events and opportunities before they're available to the general public.
  • The chance to be the first to hear when we open our next makers' cohort.
  • A community of kind and engaged makers who are excited to offer encouragement, accountability, and feedback on your projects.
  • A virtual space designed for both desktop and mobile, to help you stay connected with our community.

Book Resources

The Making a Living book is the definitive guide to starting your dream business for creative entrepreneurs.

Join to access the suite of useful templates that relate to specific chapters in the book. Download them and use them to help you grow your business.

Not got the Making a Living book yet?

Get your copy now from Yodomo, or anywhere else you buy books.

Live Events & Opportunites

In addition to hosting written resources, we run regular events to help you grow your craft business.

Join the Making a Living Programme to take part in virtual and live sessions about key business skills including sustainability, pricing, goal setting and much more.

Plus keep an eye out for posts about events and opportunities from our community.

New For 2022: Yodomo's Creative Reuse Station

This year we're partnering with organisations and makers with a focus on reusing, repairing or recycling materials.

If this sounds like you or someone you know, then you're in the right place! Join to be one of the first to hear about the opportunities and events we have coming up this year.

Plus you can join our Reuse Group where you can swap and share craft materials that you no longer need.

Meet your host, Yodomo

Yodomo is a social venture on a mission to increase wellbeing and promote the understanding of reuse of materials by facilitating wider participation in making and crafts. We believe that making is good for you and good for the planet.

The word 'Yodomo' is a portmanteau of the words 'You Do More'. We encourage participation in crafts and making by bringing the expertise of independent artists and makers directly to you. Our makers teach either online, through kits or at live events.
Our work falls into four key areas: Making and Reuse of Materials, Making and Wellbeing, Making in the Community and our professional programme - The Making a Living Programme™ 

Yodomo was founded in 2017 by Sophie Rochester. She is the author of 'Making a Living: How to Craft your Business' published by Hachette and nominated for the 2022 Business Book Awards. 

Head to our About page to learn more about Yodomo.

We Hope You Join Us!

It's FREE to join the Making a Living Programme. We've got lots of exciting things coming up, so now is the perfect time to join our growing community.

Join today and see what's inside the Making a Living Programme!