The Successful Solopreneur

The Successful Solopreneur is an exclusive column by Christina M. DeBusk, small business and health & wellness writer. DeBusk pens this column to provide other solopreneurs the tools (and encouragement) needed to successfully build and grow their own one-person businesses. In addition to regularly contributing to Businessing Magazine, DeBusk has also been published by Country LivingWoman’s Day, and many other publications, with more than 4,500 content-related projects completed to-date.

5 Solopreneur Myths and the Truths Behind Them

If you’re looking at changing your career, you may be considering a trek into solopreneurship. Or maybe you’re just tired of working for someone else and want to do it on your own. Either way, it’s helpful to understand exactly what it means to be a solopreneur. This enables you to make the best decision for you when it comes to whether you should pursue becoming a … [Read more...]

The First Step to Achieving Success as a Solopreneur

No one starts their one-person business with the goal of failing. And if you’re like me, you don’t just want success as a solopreneur—you want great success. You envision yourself going further than others in your field. You picture yourself at the pinnacle of your industry, becoming a solopreneur that others around you look up to and model themselves after. So, what’s the … [Read more...]

On Your Feet All Day? Here’s How to Avoid Foot Pain

If you’re a solopreneur who spends all day on your feet, you are likely no stranger to foot pain. In fact, one 2020 study found that as many as 36% of people experience pain, achiness, or stiffness in their feet. Finding ways to avoid this pain can keep the workday from feeling longer than it is. It also enables us to better enjoy our lives outside of work. To help with … [Read more...]

Optimizing the Great Resignation: 7 Steps to Starting Your One-Person Business in 2022

The pandemic has left many of us with more questions than answers. When will the coronavirus (or the vaccine) be so far in the past that they are no longer part of our daily discussion? When will supply issues created by COVID problems begin to cease, making it easier to find the products we want and need…preferably at an affordable price? As a solopreneur, I also have … [Read more...]

Another Tool for Soloproneurs: Data Visualizations

I’d never really thought about my learning style until I had to write about it for a client. As it turns out, I am a visual learner; I learn best by seeing. This makes total sense because if I want to fix something around the house, I just find a video and do what it shows me to do. But I had never really thought about how I could take my visual learning preference and use … [Read more...]

How to Exercise Your Way to Solopreneurial Success

We all know that regular exercise is good for us. It helps prevent disease, it can make it easier to control physical health conditions such as diabetes and high cholesterol, and it enables us to get to (and stay at) a healthier weight. Exercise provides a variety of mental health benefits as well, from improving mood to easing anxiety and depression. But here’s another … [Read more...]

9 Things I Wish I Could Go Back and Say to My New Solopreneur Self

I still remember exactly how I felt when I first started freelance writing. I had a pit in my stomach that never seemed to go away as I worked against the belief that I didn’t have the training or education needed to enter this new-to-me field. Was I really good enough to make people want to read my words? To say that my anxiety and stress were sky-high is an understatement. … [Read more...]

Do You Have an Exit Plan for Your One-Person Business? Advice From a Certified Exit Planning Advisor and the Author of Your Baby’s Ugly

When I first started my writing business, the last thing I thought about was how it would all end. Still today, I find that I get so wrapped up in what I need to accomplish each day that I fail to consider what happens when I am ready to close up my laptop for good. This is partly because, as a solopreneur, I’m responsible for every aspect of my business. I can’t ask someone … [Read more...]

Stringr Platform Offers Business Growth Opportunities to a Variety of Solopreneurs

As a solopreneur, I am constantly looking for ways to grow my business. In addition to supplying articles and blogs, for instance, I’ve learned how to craft compelling marketing emails and eye-catching press releases. This expansion enables me to increase my revenues with my current clients by offering them even more services. It also increases my appeal to new clients who … [Read more...]

When Moving Your Home Means Moving Your One-Person Business

Since starting my journey as a solopreneur, I’ve moved nine times. Seven of those moves have involved traveling at least 1,200 miles to get to my new home. One thing I’ve learned along the way is to never throw away a good box. Having a staple of sturdy packing materials on hand provides a sense of peace that I won’t be scrambling when the next move comes. These transitions … [Read more...]