I have always been curious about solopreneurs who choose to stay small, like me. Seven years into running my own business, I still deliberately choose not to scale in a way that requires hiring any full-time employees or buy too much added infrastructure, to support two of my biggest business values of freedom and agility.
But that doesn't mean that I exclude higher earnings as a necessary byproduct. My business mantras: optimize for revenue and joy, look for ways to earn twice as much in half the time (with ease and with even greater impact), and let it be easy, let it be fun.
So I was delighted to stumble upon Elaine Pofeldt, who is similarly obsessed with researching non-employer businesses with 7-figure earnings. In this week's conversation we dive into what she discovered while writing The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business. Related note: I've captured my best strategies for nearly quadrupling my income while working half the time (with no full-time employees) in my Delegation Ninja course.
More About Elaine Pofeldt
Elaine Pofeldt is an independent journalist who specializes in writing about careers and entrepreneurship and author of the new book The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, where she looks a how entrepreneurs are scaling to $1 million in revenue prior to hiring employees.
As a senior editor at Fortune Small Business magazine, she was twice nominated for the National Magazine Award for her feature stories. Her work has appeared in FORTUNE, Money, CNBC, Inc., Forbes, Crain’s New York Business and many other business publications. Elaine is also a contributor to the Economist Intelligence Unit.
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Podcast: The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business With Elaine Pofeldt
- Elaine on the web: website, Forbes, Twitter
- Elaine's book, The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business: Make Great Money. Work the Way You Like. Have the Life You Want
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