Category Archives: Work for Yourself

Make the most of your holiday vacation

One of the downsides of being self-employed is that we are surrounded by work 24/7. Sometimes we love what we do so much that it’s hard to stop…even during the holidays. I’ve found that I actually prefer working when the … Continue reading

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Are you an independent contractor or an employee?

When you enter into the “random job” world, you may find that not only can you get traditional employee work, but you might also score a few “independent contractor” gigs as well. It’s important to know the difference when it … Continue reading

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Evaluating a home-based business opportunity

There are a lot of options for starting a home-based business, even if you don’t have ideas of your own. MLM, Network Marketing, and Direct Sales companies (Like Avon, Tupperware, Herbalife, etc) all have business opportunities that you can explore. … Continue reading

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59 Ways for College Students to Make Extra Money

When I was in college, the internet was still in its infancy (remember “telnet” and “gopher” anyone?) so most students went the traditional route of getting campus jobs or internships to make extra money. My summers were spent waitressing at … Continue reading

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Finding the right offline business

There are a lot of options for people looking at alternative means of income from the corporate life. MLM, Network Marketing, and Direct Sales are just a few aspects of business that have traditionally helped people achieve some level of … Continue reading

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Working at home vs. self-employment

Many people come to me wanting to escape the 9-5, but don’t know exactly what they’re looking for.  They want to “work at home” or be “self-employed”, but don’t understand the intricacies of how either would work. Many people don’t understand … Continue reading

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Plan your business before you begin

“Plan your work, and work your plan.” One of my father’s gems…along with “Do your homework” and “Remember the Golden Rule” this phrase has stuck in my head over the years. My mother, sister and I got so sick of … Continue reading

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The main thing you need to start a business

For the heck of it, I took a poll of about 1,000 people looking to start their own businesses. I asked them a series of questions ranging from, “Were your parent’s self-employed?” to “How do you behave at a cocktail … Continue reading

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Do you have what it takes to run your own business?

It takes a certain personality to run your own business. You need to have discipline, drive, determination, be willing to fail fast, and regroup faster. The first few business oppourtunities may not work for you. But are you the type … Continue reading

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