Home-Based Businesses

Guide: How to Start a Successful Photography Business

This article is part of our Photography Business Startup Guide—a curated list of articles to help you plan, start, and grow your photography business! If you have some creative photography chops, you might want to open your own business. You’re not alone. Photography is a popular profession and hobby right now—and that’s the problem. In the...

By Lisa Furgison |

A Starter Guide to Project Agreements

Get everything in writing. It’s a mantra I followed often in my former job as a paralegal, and it’s one that’s been essential to my success as a freelance writer and editor. If there’s one big mistake that new entrepreneurs make (apart from not charging enough for their services), it’s failing to get a formal,...

By Kelly Gurnett |

How to Start Your Business and Keep Your Day Job (Without Going Nuts)

Testing out your idea for a new business before you quit your day job is always a wise idea. It gives you a chance to make sure you really enjoy working for yourself and that your business is economically viable, while still allowing you the financial security of a steady paycheck. It can be a...

By Kelly Gurnett |

How I Made 2,000 Jewelry Sales on Etsy

Thinking about selling on Etsy? Stephanie Maslow talks about the lessons she learned getting her jewelry shop off the ground and earning money.

By Lisa Furgison |

Does Working From Home Really Save You Money?

If you’re contemplating making the switch to a home office, here are the financial pros and cons you should keep in mind.

By Kelly Gurnett |

Do You Have a Business or a Hobby?

Are you are living your hobby or running a business? It's your decision, but there are seven steps you need to take if you are serious about your business.

By Scott Scharf |

Must-Know Tax Tips for Freelancers

When you become a freelancer, your relationship with Uncle Sam changes. And while it may not be April 15th yet, now is the time to learn about those changes, because you may find you’ve got some extra work to do.

By Kelly Gurnett |

How to Create Work-Life Balance When You Work for Yourself

It will take some adjusting to get used to being your own boss, but the good news is that it is possible to run a business and have a happy, fulfilling life at the same time. All it takes is a little thought and a lot of discipline.

By Kelly Gurnett |

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