The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business

Make Great Money. Work the Way You Like. Have the Life You Want.

The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business

The indispensable guide to earning a six-figure take-home income on your own terms, from Forbes.com contributing writer Elaine Pofeldt. The rise of one-million-dollar, one-person businesses in the past five years is the biggest trend in employment today, offering the widest range of people the most ways to earn a living while having the lifestyles they want. In The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, Elaine Pofeldt outlines the pathways to joining this entrepreneurial movement, synthesizing advice from hundreds of business owners who've done it. She explains how to identify, launch, grow, and reinvent the business, showing how a single individual can generate $1 million in revenue--something only larger small companies have done in the past. Both inspirational and practical, this book will appeal to all who seek a great worklife and a great lifestyle.

The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, Revised

Make Great Money. Work the Way You Like. Have the Life You Want

The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, Revised

The self-employment revolution is here. Learn the latest pioneering tactics from real people who are earning $1 million a year on their own terms. In 2019, freelancers made up 35% of the U.S. workforce and contributed nearly $1 trillion to the economy. But under changing circumstances, how do you create sustainable, meaningful work that enables your ideal life? In The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, Revised, journalist Elaine Pofeldt shares the stories and strategies of those who have done it. After noticing a record number of one-person businesses hitting $1 million in revenue in 2013, Pofeldt began profiling them online at Forbes, synthesizing the best of their advice in The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business. As these owners show, with the right mindset and knowledge, people can not only unlock their true potential working for themselves, but attain an income that frees them to live exactly how they want. By outlining everything from the six most common high-revenue business categories to the tools hundreds of entrepreneurs use to overcome pitfalls, this revised and updated edition follows-up with founders and provides the latest strategies and new case studies, demonstrating how anyone--including you--can identify, launch, and grow a highly profitable business that reinvents your life.

Company of One

Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing for Business

Company of One

What if the real key to a richer and more fulfilling career was not to create and scale a new start-up, but rather, to be able to work for yourself, determine your own hours, and become a (highly profitable) and sustainable company of one? Suppose the better--and smarter--solution is simply to remain small? This book explains how to do just that. Company of One is a refreshingly new approach centered on staying small and avoiding growth, for any size business. Not as a freelancer who only gets paid on a per piece basis, and not as an entrepreneurial start-up that wants to scale as soon as possible, but as a small business that is deliberately committed to staying that way. By staying small, one can have freedom to pursue more meaningful pleasures in life, and avoid the headaches that result from dealing with employees, long meetings, or worrying about expansion. Company of One introduces this unique business strategy and explains how to make it work for you, including how to generate cash flow on an ongoing basis. Paul Jarvis left the corporate world when he realized that working in a high-pressure, high profile world was not his idea of success. Instead, he now works for himself out of his home on a small, lush island off of Vancouver, and lives a much more rewarding and productive life. He no longer has to contend with an environment that constantly demands more productivity, more output, and more growth. In Company of One, Jarvis explains how you can find the right pathway to do the same, including planning how to set up your shop, determining your desired revenues, dealing with unexpected crises, keeping your key clients happy, and of course, doing all of this on your own.

The New Business of Consulting

The Basics and Beyond

The New Business of Consulting

Everything you ever wanted to know about consulting—a practical roadmap for aspiring entrepreneurs Seismic changes occurring in the workforce are leading to more and more people entering the world of contract, freelance, and contingency work. Rapid changes in demographics and advances in technology have led companies and talent to engage in profoundly new ways and consulting is one of the keys to success. The New Business of Consulting is authentic and practical, and shares the knowledge and skills required to start and grow a successful consulting business. From how to make a smooth career transition, to how to determine a consulting fee, to how consultants inadvertently create a bad reputation, it covers everything you need to know to thrive and flourish in this competitive field. Covers contemporary topics, such as how to achieve success in the gig economy Discloses a reliable technique to land the clients you want Presents options to help you balance your life and your business Prepares you for naming your business, managing critical financial issues, and building a client relationship Shows you how to take your income and impact beyond working as a solopreneur The crucial start-up days of a consulting business may be frenetic and fraught with questions. This new edition provides sanity and answers all the questions. It includes practical tools, templates, and checklists that you can download and implement immediately.

How to Start a Home-Based Housecleaning Business

* Organize Your Business * Get Clients and Referrals * Set Rates and Services * Understand Customer Needs * Bill and Renew Contracts * Offer "Green" Cleaning Options

How to Start a Home-Based Housecleaning Business

This comprehensive guide provides all the necessary tools and strategies one needs to successfully launch and grow a business cleaning homes. The authors combine personal experience with expert advice on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based housecleaning business. In addition to the essentials common to the series, this volume also includes information on franchising, selecting cleaning products and treating stains, and much more. Special features include: · a sample service manual · room-by-room home-cleaning plans · a sample invoice · a service and payment record · a checklist of start-up requirements This new edition will also address the benefits of cleaning with “green” ecofriendly chemicals—both from an environmental and a marketing perspective.

The Girls' Guide to Building a Million-Dollar Business

The Girls' Guide to Building a Million-Dollar Business

We’ve all been told that nice girls don’t get the corner office. And they certainly don’t strike out on their own to start a million-dollar company. . . Fortunately, we all know better. As the head of the highly successful SBTV.com (Small Business Television), author Susan Solovic is an authority on making money and building a thriving business. Now inThe Girls’ Guide to Building a Million-Dollar Business, she shows women how to gain the confidence and knowledge they need to become successful entrepreneurs. Featuring interviews with daring, powerhouse women like Gayle Martz, President & CEO, Sherpa’s Pet Training Company, and Taryn Rose of Taryn Rose International, Solovic offers frank advice and hard-won lessons including:• Taking emotions out of the workplace. Make business decisions based on what is best for the company, not on your personal feelings.• Thinking big and bold. Believe that you can be successful and be willing to announce your intentions to the world.• Managing for growth. Hire the right people and discover the best ways to keep them.• Never being afraid to take a chance. Boost profits by taking financial risks.Inspiring and and unflinching, The Girls’ Guide to Building a Million-Dollar Businessshows women that not only do they have the power to earn more money and control their financial destinies—they deserve to.

Official Get Rich Guide to Information Marketing: Build a Million Dollar Business Within 12 Months

Official Get Rich Guide to Information Marketing: Build a Million Dollar Business Within 12 Months

The founders of the Information Marketing Association and 30 ultra-successful information marketers reveal carefully guarded information on building a highly profitable information marketing business. The 2nd edition offers new cases and success stories, new chapters on social networking and over 40 new ways to make money with information products. The indisputable gurus of the information marketing world have broken ranks. Formerly relegated to the information marketing industry's typical fare of high-priced audio CDs, manuals and courses, once carefully guarded information on building a highly profitable information marketing business has been released to the general public in book form. Most info-marketers are lone wolf, small, quiet operators, many with home-based businesses, most with zero or just a few employees, most working only part-time hours, and most netting seven-figure profits. In other words, there is no reason any reader of this book can't do exactly the same thing in just a few short months. Readers create an entirely new business that gives them added income or replaces their current salary entirely. It just takes the information they already know and the simple nine-step formula in this unprecedented book. Time and again, this formula has been proven to work--to the point where most info-marketers have a million-dollar business in just a year.

Million Dollar Web Presence

Leverage The Web to Build Your Brand and Transform Your Business

Million Dollar Web Presence

Hidden among the chaos and hype, there are secrets to success on the web. Globally renowned internet expert Chad Barr and business strategist and bestselling author Alan Weiss, reveal them - and show you how to use them to amploify your web presence and profits. Using the unmatched reach of the web, entrepreneurs are empowered to take a more tactical, brand-driven approach to attracting new clients and reinforcing the relationships with their current clientele—quickly raising the bar to produce better results for their brand and their business. Starting with their website, Weiss and Barr reveal five critical areas that can be immediately enhanced to emphasize creditability and instantly build trust among visitors. Entrepreneurs also discover how to outfit their site with new tools, products and offerings that pull visitors in, keep them captivated, and compel them to keep coming back. Weiss and Barr then coach thought leaders in capitalizing on today’s social web, delivering a strategic plan to uncovering opportunity in online communities, social networks, and other popular platforms—allowing them to showcase their greatest business draw: their expertise. Entrepreneurs also learn which components are critical to their success as a thought leader, gaining valuable insight into trending technologies like mobile devices to help them in determining which avenues are of the greatest gain. Offering support such as assessments, real-life examples, screen shots, and access to free downloads, tutorials, and more, Weiss and Barr deliver a comprehensive plan to help entrepreneurs enhance their online efforts and strategically elevate their brand, and ultimately, their business.

The Million-Dollar Idea in Everyone

Easy New Ways to Make Money from Your Interests, Insights, and Inventions

The Million-Dollar Idea in Everyone

The Million-Dollar Idea in Everyone gives you new and exciting ways to make money from your interests, insights, and inventions. With the phenomenon of ?open source innovation? it?s easier than ever to turn your ideas and expertise into profits. This book shows how lone inventors are being supplanted by everyday experts using blogs, virtual communities, and microbusinesses to bring ideas and inventions to fruition. Whether you just want to make a few extra dollars or start a new business, this handy inventor?s guide points the way.