4 Pitfalls of Opening a Gift Shop

Opening your own gift shop can be a terrific business idea. Whether you want to open one online, in person, or through a hybrid model, you can definitely have fun while making money. However, it's not all rainbows and roses. Before you start this kind of business, you definitely need to think about the pitfalls of opening a gift shop. Types of Gift Shops You Might Open If you're thinking about opening a gift shop, then you'll want to consider what that really means for you. Some of the different Read more [...]

Ways to Make Quick Bucks During Summer

It's officially the summer. That means lots of warm weather and vacations. For some people, it means coveted time away from work. For others, it's a time to make some money with lucrative summer hustles. If you're looking to make some money, there is no shortage of ways to make quick bucks during the summer. Looking for ideas? Follow along. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EYZ1Y9FBPE Lifeguard If you know how to swim, love people, and love to save lives, becoming a lifeguard can be for you. Read more [...]

How to Make Money Selling Cosmetics

The best thing you can do is to make money doing something you love. If you love makeup, then you might want to find a way to make money off of that passion, right? Here are some of the ways you can make money selling cosmetics. Decide Which Cosmetics You Want to Sell There are two different approaches to make money selling cosmetics: Sell someone else's makeup line Design your own makeup line for sale These are very different ways to make money selling cosmetics. If you're just breaking Read more [...]

How To Earn Extra Bucks by Creating Slogans

We are turning into a side-hustle nation. Everyone I know and those I meet have a hustle. Mine, as you know, is writing. Some people in my circle do taxes, clean businesses, and homes, and even create websites for others. If you're looking for a side hustle, there are a million out there. One that I just learned about was slogans. Find out how to earn extra bucks by creating slogans today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29G6s2o2ils Fiverr If you are just looking to get started in creating Read more [...]

How To Earn Extra Money by Hauling Garbage

I don't know about you, but I am always looking for ways to earn a little cash. If I'm not writing or picking up hours to work with my special needs clients, I am looking up side gigs. There are so many to choose from. You can explore your creative side or get a mundane hustle. No matter what the choice, there is a gig out there for everyone. One I recently explored was getting extra money by hauling garbage. Here is what I found: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M11xzImsuCY Private Garbage Read more [...]

One Simple Step to Simplifying My Taxes

I've worked as a freelance writer / independent contractor for well over a decade. Some years I do better than others with money management. Which in turn means that some years it's a lot easier than others to complete my taxes. At the start of 2021, I've made a super simple change that will simplify my taxes immensely. Operating as a Sole Proprietor Without a Business License People often ask me what my business legal structure is. Am I registered as an LLC or DBA? Do I have an Employee Identification Read more [...]

Is the Lawn Care Business Your Way to Millionaire Status?

Many people dream of becoming millionaires. Starting your own business, such as a lawn care business, can certainly put you on that path. A lawn care business can be a perfect option for people who don't mind manual labor, live in areas where lawn care is necessary, and might not have the advanced education (or desire) to start a business in another sector such as tech. If you're fantasizing about getting out of the office and still making millions, maybe a lawn care business could be your solution. Is Read more [...]

5 Ways Small Business Owners Can Save Money

The grind of a small business owner never ends, and unfortunately, neither does the expenses. Though you have to spend money to make money, there are always ways to manage and scale back so that you don't endanger your company. Consider these five practical methods. Don't Overstaff Working fewer hours is the dream, so when you have the money to pay for extra help, it may seem obvious to jump at the opportunity. However, salary wages can quickly add up. While your business is still small, it Read more [...]

The Gig Economy and The Coronavirus-What We Learned

When the coronavirus struck the United States. One of the first groups to feel a substantial amount of pain was gig workers. Many were unwittingly thrust into the front line. While others found themselves unceremoniously unemployed. This has exposed some of the strengths and weaknesses of the gig economy. Here’s a look at what’s been learned thus far. A Critical, But Unprotected, Workforce While there are a wide variety of gig workers. Some incidentally became critical when the coronavirus Read more [...]

FAQs About Moving Your Manufacturing to Mexico

If your business makes something, whether it be furniture, appliances, electronics, apparel, clean energy, or just about anything else, you might be considering moving the manufacturing arm of your business to Mexico. If this is the case, you would probably be specifically considering maquiladoras in Mexico, which are factories protected by certain trade agreements to make them more attractive to American companies.  Let’s look at some of the common questions you might face when making this decision. Q: Read more [...]