How to Start a Business in 9 Simple Steps
Thinking about starting your own business? You’re not alone. According to data from Babson college, two out of three American adults believe that entrepreneurship is a good career choice. With dissatisfaction in corporate America on the rise, many people are taking matters into their own hands and starting their own businesses. This trend only looks…
20 Online Business Ideas With Little or No Startup Cost
If there is one good thing that our most recent pandemic side hustle study showed, it’s that it accelerated the mass adoption of remote work all over the world (for many industries). As someone whose been running an online business from home since well before the pandemic, I can tell you that the number of…
Shifting Side Hustle Statistics Reveal New Trends About How We Earn
Every year DollarSprout conducts an annual Side Hustle Survey to get a pulse on side hustlers across the country. In 2020, the big story was how the economic halt from COVID-19 forced many workers to find alternative means of income. In 2021, as the economy has more or less reopened and the pandemic has begun…
3 Things I’ve Learned About Risk Taking and Entrepreneurship
My wife, Paige, has been a Physician’s Assistant for two years. She has a great salary, great benefits, the opportunity to help people — everything you could ever want in a job. But even though it all looked great on paper, behind the scenes, things were starting to unravel. Over the past year, she’s been…
Should You Work for Free? Here Are 5 Common Scenarios Where You’ll Be Tempted
Ah, the age old question that virtually every freelancer has had to grapple with at some point – usually early on – in their career: Should I work for free? Ask this question in any freelancing group on Facebook or Reddit and you’ll have no shortage of people offering strong opinions. For some reason this…
A Behind the Scenes Look at the 90-Day Freelancer Playbook
There’s something about physically writing something down that you just don’t get with digital tools. That’s why we think the Freelancer Playbook is going to help so many freelancers in our community. Heres a behind-the-scenes look at how it came to be.
DollarSprout’s Turning 5 Years Old. Here’s What I’ve Learned So Far.
DollarSprout turns 5 years old next month. Sometimes I can’t believe we’ve made it this far. It hit me this morning that I’ve never shared the story on how DollarSprout got started on this site. Here’s how our business came to be.
8 Best Budgeting Apps For Every Type of Budgeter
Once you find the right budgeting tool, you’ll start to see a substantial improvement in your finances. To help you find your perfect match, we’ve carefully sorted and tested dozens of apps to find the best budgeting apps for every type of budgeter.
How to Make Money Blogging for Beginners: A Complete Guide to Your First $1,000
Five years ago, if you’d told me I’d be sitting here today making a living blogging, I would’ve laughed in your face. Actually, I probably would’ve said, “What the heck is a blog? And how can you make money blogging?’” Five years ago, I was working as an investment analyst at a financial planning firm….
5 Financial Mistakes to Avoid This Holiday Season
As another holiday shopping season rolls around, many Americans are making changes to how they approach this year’s shopping. According to a recent survey by Finder.com, one in five Americans plan on spending at least 40% less on gifts this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even with so many planning holiday budget cuts this…