Christina DeBusk 

Regular Contributor


4 Ways to Improve Yourself as a Solopreneur This Year

In my pre-solopreneur life, I attended trainings regularly. Since I was in law enforcement positions at the time, this was a must to stay current on legal changes that impacted the way I did my job. I also went through what I remember as an intense training period when I first started writing. I literally spent 16 hours a day, sitting in front of a little netbook (my neck … [Read more...]

8 Traits Every Successful Solopreneur Possesses

“I want to go into business to fail” said no solopreneur ever. In fact, it is the hope for great success that keeps many of us going day in and day out, even when it feels like things just aren’t going our way. While sometimes success is achieved, in part, by luck—such as by being in the right place at the right time—the reality is that having certain traits is by and large … [Read more...]

How to Market Your One-Person Business Without Breaking the Bank

One of the biggest obstacles I’ve faced as a solopreneur is marketing. Because I didn’t know much about business ownership before deciding to write for a living, I had only envisioned days sitting at my computer, doling out article after article. It never even entered my mind that I’d have to spend a decent amount of my time also getting people to hire me. However, I quickly … [Read more...]

3 Super Simple Ways I’ve Grown My Business as a Solopreneur (And You Can Too)

As a solopreneur, you wear many hats. You’re both employer and employee, which also means that you are bookkeeper and accountant, appointment scheduler and marketer, customer service representative and tax preparer. And that’s just a few of your roles. At the end of the day (the incredibly long and sometimes extremely tiresome day), it’s not uncommon to have very little … [Read more...]

Web-Based Business Ideas to Consider if You Want to Be a Solopreneur

I’ll be honest. I never had any intention of working for myself. Nope. Not ever. However, as often happens in life, one day about six and a half years ago now, I found myself in a position where I began working as a freelance writer. Though I still have my days where I question why I traded in my badge and gun for a computer, pens, and paper, if I had my chance to go back … [Read more...]

3 Tips for Building Your Brand as a Solopreneur

When I think of Johnson & Johnson, one of the first images that comes to mind is a newborn baby being cradled while lying in a kitchen sink partially full of lukewarm, sudsy water. As a lightly colored wash cloth is wiped across the baby’s smooth-as-silk skin, the parent bather is smiling, safe in the knowledge that the products will not irritate the little one’s eyes or … [Read more...]

5 Passive Income Ideas Perfect for Solopreneurs

One of the things I miss most about working for someone else is time off with pay. When you’re able to go on a much needed vacation, enjoy a national holiday with family and friends, or simply take a sick day when you’re not feeling up to par—all without having to sacrifice your income to do it—it just feels different. It feels better. However, this doesn’t mean that you … [Read more...]

9 Reasons I Love Being a Solopreneur

In early 2012, I became what I’d call an "unintended solopreneur." Whereas some solopreneurs have always dreamed of working by themselves and for themselves, I’d actually never planned to take that kind of path. In fact, I was more than happy in my day job earning a paycheck while serving my local courts as an Enforcement Officer. That is, until I found myself in the … [Read more...]