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Micro-Entrepreneurship For Dummies

Book Description

Tired of the 9-to-5 grind and want a way to earn or to supplement your income? Easy.

The media has named the growing trend toward micro-entrepreneurship "the Rise of the Creative Class," "the Gig Life," or "the freelance economy." All of those refer to the nearly 4 million workers who were self-employed this past year, and millions of others who currently supplement their income with freelance work. While the trend has been spotted before, there's one stark difference between micro-entrepreneurs today and the "Free Agent Nation" citizens of the late '90s: technology. Micro-Entrepreneurship For Dummies shows you how to navigate this confusing technological landscape in order to make a contributable profit.

Micro-Entrepreneurship For Dummies aids you in making the best use of micro-entrepreneurial platforms, with helpful advice that includes information on signing up for and selling products on websites such as Airbnb, Craigslist, Taskrabbit, Uber, and Etsy.

  • Micro-enterprise, using online platforms to sell products or services,??is a proven way to earn extra money and supplement household income

  • In today's struggling economy, the importance of self-run businesses and small enterprise is growing as more people take lower-paying jobs and need a little extra spending money

  • Shows you how to sign up for and sell products online

Micro-Entrepreneurship For Dummies appeals to anyone looking to earn or supplement their income from home.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Introduction
  5. Part I: Getting Started with Micro-Entrepreneurship
    1. Chapter 1: Micro-Entrepreneurship 101: Just the Basics, Please
    2. Chapter 2: Knowing Your Path as a Micro-Entrepreneur
    3. Chapter 3: Understanding Yourself: What Makes You Tick
    4. Chapter 4: Setting Up Your Internet Presence
    5. Chapter 5: Honing In on Opportunities
  6. Part II: Finding Great Micro-Entrepreneurship Ideas
    1. Chapter 6: Creating Your Arts and Crafts Micro-Business from Scratch
    2. Chapter 7: Selling Other Stuff: The Golden Rules of Success
    3. Chapter 8: Selling Your Services
    4. Chapter 9: Writing for Money
    5. Chapter 10: Getting Into Self-Publishing
    6. Chapter 11: Being a Successful Affiliate
    7. Chapter 12: Cashing In on Advertising
  7. Part III: Marketing and Selling Your Micro-Business
    1. Chapter 13: Understanding Your Marketing Approach
    2. Chapter 14: Communicating with Prospective Customers
    3. Chapter 15: Utilizing Search Engine Strategies to Market Your Business
    4. Chapter 16: Using Blogs and Ezines in Your Marketing Plan
    5. Chapter 17: Marketing through Social Media
    6. Chapter 18: Implementing Other Marketing Strategies
  8. Part IV: Considering Taxes and Legal Issues
    1. Chapter 19: Outsourcing: Getting Others to Help You
    2. Chapter 20: From Micro to Macro: Growing and Selling Your Business
    3. Chapter 21: Uncle Sam Comes Calling: Tax Issues for the Micro-Entrepreneur
  9. Part V: The Part of Tens
    1. Chapter 22: Ten Beginning Micro-Entrepreneur Pitfalls (and How to Avoid 'em)
    2. Chapter 23: Ten (Plus One) Ways to Make Money Quickly
    3. Cheat Sheet