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                            Table of Contents
	How This Book Can Help
	How I Know What I’m Talking About
	How to Keep Your Priorities Straight
CHAPTER ONE: What is Self-Employment and Why Should You Consider It?
	From Babysitter to CEO
	What Does It Take to Work for Yourself?
	Unique opportunities
CHAPTER TWO: Finding Ways to Make Money
	Do What You Love
	Do What You Like
	Finding Someone to Pay You
	Foreword to Chapters 3 through 7
CHAPTER THREE: Computer and Tech-Savvy Jobs
	Job Category: Computer Genius
	Job Category: Technology Assistant
CHAPTER FOUR: Make Money with Your Hobbies and Interests
	Job Category: Tour Guide
	Job Category: Music, Instrumental, or Vocal
	Job Category: Photography or Videography
	Job Category: Artistic Expression
	Job Category: Writing
	Job Category: Interior Decorating or Interior Design
	Job Category: Cooking and Food Preparation
	Job Category: Athletics
	Job Category: Outdoor Sports
	Job Category: Academics and Tutoring
	Job Category: Foreign or Second Language Instruction
	Job Category: Sewing, Knitting, Crocheting, and Handiwork
	Job Category: Mechanical Repair and Maintenance Service
	Job Category: Carpentry or Handyman Service
	What Else Can You Do?
CHAPTER FIVE: Make Money Doing the Dirty Work
	Job Category: Indoor Cleaning
	Job Category: Outdoor Cleaning
	Job Category: Household Chores
	Job Category: Outdoor Chores and Yard Work
	Job Category: Automotive Care
	Job Category: Farm or Ranch Hand
CHAPTER SIX: Make Money by Helping Out
	Job Category: Holiday, Party, or Special Occasion Helper
	Job Category: Realtor’s or Landlord’s Helper
	Job Category: Vacation Home Helper
	Job Category: Boat, Recreational Vehicle, and Camper Maintenance
	Job Category: Errand Helper
	Job Category: Scrapbook, Photo, or Recipe Organizer
	Job Category: Child Care or Babysitting
	Job Category: Adult Companion
	Job Category: Pet Care
CHAPTER SEVEN: Make Money by Selling Things
	Job Category: Selling Used, Repurposed, or Secondhand Goods
	Job Category: New or Handmade Products
	A Note about Sales Tax
CHAPTER EIGHT: A Few Business Basics
	Is It a Worthwhile Venture?
	Staying Safe on the Job
	Finding customers
	Job Performance
CHAPTER NINE: A Few Money Basics
	Where to Keep Your Money
	Managing Your Money
	How to Save or Invest your Money
CHAPTER TEN: Beyond the Basics
	Licenses and permits
	Protecting Your Idea and Avoiding Infringement
	Do You Need to Name Your Business?
	Writing a Business Plan
	Structuring Your Business
	Taking on a Partner
CHAPTER ELEVEN: Your Business Future
	Turning Your Job into a Business
	How to Take Your Job with You to College
	Shutting Your Business Down
	Selling off Your Business
APPENDIX A: Sample Business Documents
	Example of a Business Card
	Example of a Poster, Flier, or Small Display Ad
	Example of a Cold Call Script
	Example of a Teen Résumé
	Business Plan Outline
	Example of an Invoice
APPENDIX B: Helpful Resources — Websites and Books
	Online Sites for Finding Work or Selling Your Products
	Online Business Resources
About the Author
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the type of work you'll be doing. If you're buying groceries for the cabin, you'll
need a car. If you're doing lawn work or cleaning, you'll need all the necessary
equipment and supplies for those jobs. In this case, you can't depend on the
supplies being at your work site. You'll also need a phone or laptop with Internet
service, so your clients can reach you at the last minute.

Costs: Medium to high depending on the equipment you need

Logistical considerations: You'll need reliable transportation and the ability to
travel to your work’s location. You'll also have to be somewhat on call and be
able to adjust your schedule to meet your client’s needs.

Permits/licenses needed: None

Skills and education needed: You'll need knowledge of whatever work you
are doing — from cleaning to yard work to home maintenance. Be sure to spell
out exactly what chores you can perform for the client and keep a list of people
who can help you to complete the remaining jobs.

Fits with these interests and attributes: Problem-solving skills, excellent
attention to detail and ability to follow directions, good people skills,
independent work-style

Your customer’s profile:

Personal: Your customer is the owner of a vacation home, most likely does not
live nearby, and needs help with keeping the property maintained. You can also
find customers who prefer to show up to their vacation home and not lift a finger
— they'll expect the cupboards to be stocked, the heat or AC turned on, the beds
made, the lawn mowed, and so on. You also might have customers with vacation
homes they rent out, and they'll need these chores to be done before the arrival of

Business: As mentioned previously, you can find work through Realtors® or
property management companies that handle rentals for homeowners. You might
also find overflow work during the busy season from home maintenance

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About the Author

Julie Fryer lives with her husband, two sons, and vizsla dog in southeastern
Minnesota. Julie is a freelance writer who writes nonfiction articles and books
focusing on self-help, organic and green living, and everyday living. She is the
author of The Complete Guide to Your New Root Cellar and The Complete Guide
to Water Storage, and a contributing writer to various magazines and online
websites including When she is not writing,
Julie and her family love to fish in area trout streams, enjoy summer camping
and boat trips, and tend a large vegetable and flower garden.

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