Solopreneur

How Life Led 5 Solopreneurs Right Into Business Ownership

When I meet other solopreneurs, I love hearing about how they got into business. Especially when it wasn’t something they planned to do, but more an action they felt compelled to take based on their life experiences. That’s how it was for me. If you told me 10 years ago that I would be in business for myself today, I would’ve laughed one of those deep belly laughs that ended … [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...]

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...]

How to Boost Your Productivity While Working From Home

When you decided to work from home, it’s likely you were drawn to the flexibility and the independence it provides. You can set your own schedule, perhaps working nights and weekends for a big project one week and then sleeping in the next day or two. You can take a break when you want, allowing you to be there for your kids’ recitals or to take advantage of a perfect … [Read more...]

Going Solo: Freelancing Makes Sense Now More Than Ever

An adjunct college professor A homemaker A web page designer A business consultant An artist What do these people – and many others in other fields and industries -- have in common? They are freelancers, and their ranks are growing. According to a survey last year by Elance-oDesk, Inc., a company that pairs freelancers with clients who need their services, and … [Read more...]