Money-Smart Solopreneur: A Personal Finance System for Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, and Side-Hustlers
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As a solopreneur, you can reinvent the way you work, with much more freedom, fun, and financial security. There’s never been a better time to earn more money by starting a full- or part-time solo venture. But being your own boss can be a challenge or feel scary when you don’t have a roadmap.
In Money-Smart Solopreneur, Laura D. Adams answers questions every aspiring and new entrepreneur has about creating a business and building a secure financial future. It’s a complete guide for what to do, critical mistakes to avoid, and how to start a solo business without taking too much risk.
You’ll get answers to common questions, no matter if you’re a freelancer, independent contractor, or side-hustler in the on-demand economy, this book should be required reading. You’ll get essential knowledge, tools, and inspiration to live a successful solopreneur life.
In plain English, Laura demystifies how to start and build any solo or small business. She covers legal, financial, and tax issues you must know to stay out of trouble. Her upbeat tone and approach for managing variable income, using an automatic money system, and creating a self-employed benefits package are just a few gems you’ll discover.
Laura’s smart tips and chapter exercises include refreshing strategies for earning more, managing the unexpected, and reaching financial goals. You’ll come away empowered to build your full- or part-time solo business and create long-lasting financial security.
After reading Money-Smart Solopreneur, you’ll be able to:
-Earn full- or part-time self-employed income with confidence.
-Refine your business and brand vision.
-Evaluate the pros and cons of working as a solopreneur.
-Create a strategy to exit a day job by building a solo business.
-Turbocharge your productivity using pro tips.
-Create a financial safety net and leapfrog to the life you want.
-Organize and legally protect your business using simple techniques.
-Set higher rates, create better proposals, and negotiate.
-Save money by operating a home-based business.
-Set up an automatic money system to build wealth.
-Use the best tools to manage your personal and business finances.
-Know what taxes you must pay and how to reduce them.
-Manage business records like a pro.
-Create your own self-employed benefits package.
-Plan, save and invest for retirement using special accounts for solopreneurs.
Dive into Money-Smart Solopreneur and become your own boss or start working on the side. Whether you work by yourself, with an outsourced team, from home, or in coffee shops, this essential guide will give you easy-to-follow tips and strategies to create more financial success.
You won’t find overused business jargon, instructions to create a business plan, or tips for schmoozing with venture capitalists. You’ll get what you need (and none of what you don’t) to become a successful and confident solopreneur. Use Laura’s no-nonsense, practical guide, and you’ll have the ticket to earn more, reach your potential, and enjoy a future that’s richer in every way possible.
–> Make the leap from an uninspired 9-5 to solo work you love.
–> Grow your business with clever safety nets that reduce risk.
–> Create an automated money system and a freedom lifestyle.
–> Keep your solo business protected and organized.
–> Use the best financial tools to avoid mistakes and succeed.
–> Build your own affordable benefits package and retirement.
PRAISE FOR MONEY-SMART SOLOPRENEUR
“Money-Smart Solopreneur removes the obstacles that stop entrepreneurs from growing into their full, profitable potential. It is usually an oxymoron to put “enjoyable and easy to read financial advice” in one sentence, but Laura has delivered it all with this book. I will recommend it to every solopreneur I work with.”
PAMELA SLIM, AUTHOR OF ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION AND BODY OF WORK
“No matter if you’re building a business on the side or planning to exit a 9-5 job, Laura covers what you must know about managing money as your own boss. You’ll learn how to thrive and create the financial future you deserve.”
FARNOOSH TORABI, FINANCIAL EXPERT OF THE AWARD-WINNING PODCAST SO MONEY
“This book is a must-read for anyone who’s thinking about starting a solo business. It’s easy to understand and gives practical advice for earning more, organizing your finances, staying out of trouble, and creating a lot more success as a solopreneur.”
DORIE CLARK, AUTHOR OF ENTREPRENEURIAL YOU AND EXECUTIVE EDUCATION FACULTY AT DUKE UNIVERSITY’S FUQUA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
“If there ever was a time to start a business, it’s right now. Money-Smart Solopreneur is the perfect guide to help you successfully start, build and grow a profitable business that can in turn help you achieve your financial goals.”
BOLA SOKUNBI, FOUNDER AND CEO OF CLEVER GIRL FINANCE
“Money-Smart Solopreneur gives you valuable knowledge and tools to create a business based on your own definition of success. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to succeed and thrive at running their own company.”
PAUL JARVIS, AUTHOR OF COMPANY OF ONE
“A clear-eyed, honest, and approachable guide jam-packed with what you need to know to make the right jump in your career and life.”
MIKE LEWIS, AUTHOR OF WHEN TO JUMP: IF THE JOB YOU HAVE ISN’T THE LIFE YOU WANT
“A time-saving guide that will light up your path to success!”
MIGNON FOGARTY, GRAMMAR GIRL AND FOUNDER OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS NETWORK