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Create Your Own Work That Works For You With Elaine Pofeldt

Women Solopreneur Stories Podcast

Elaine Pofeldt, author of "The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business" shares how to create your own work that works for you by aligning opportunities with your skills and personality. Lot of great lessons in our conversation including: How Elaine made her own pivot into becoming a freelance writer. If you want flexibility you have to have a plan. How the million-dollar one-person business owner thinks and works differently than the average freelancer. Why you shouldn't only rely on income from your traditional job. Six primary categories of successful businesses that lend themselves to million-dollar one-person businesses. Full show notes at https://lifeskillsthatmatter.com/show204 from Life Skills That Matter Ready to work for yourself? Learn the first 5 actions at http://lifeskillsthatmatter.com/getstarted

43mins

19 Apr 2021

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How to Pivot and Thrive During A Global Pandemic w/ Elaine Pofeldt

Growth Experts with Dennis Brown

Elaine Pofeldt is an independent Forbes journalist and the author of The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business. Elaine is back on Growth Experts to share the updates she’s made to her book since we last spoke, featuring fascinating case studies of million-dollar, one-person businesses. She talks about how these businesses were impacted by the covid-19 pandemic, innovative pivots they’ve made, and methods they’ve used to diversify and scale their revenue.   Tune in to learn how savvy businesses are coming out of the pandemic stronger than ever, the importance of consistency and dedication in growing a business, and how to diversify your revenue in 2021. Fortune favors the bold and this episode highlights businesses that embody that phrase to the fullest!  During this interview, we discuss:  2:00 – How the pandemic has impacted Elaine’s business  2:36 – About her next book, Tiny Business, Big Money 3:43 – A case study of a million-dollar, one-person business and how they’ve been impacted by the pandemic  7:35 – The importance of revenue diversification and how to diversify and scale your revenue  10:36 – Growing your business by creating online courses and masterclasses  14:52 – More case studies of million-dollar, one-person businesses with innovative approaches   21:19 – The #1 reason why businesses fail  22:09 – A case study of a million-dollar, one-person business who leverages Instagram influencers  25:48 – How to connect with Elaine and get her book  Plus, a whole lot more!    Resources:  Listen to Episode #24 with Elaine Pofeldt Elaine Pofeldt’s website   The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business by Elaine Pofeldt Joey Healy Eyebrow Studio Podia Teachable Ocean Audit Jaime Jay of Bottleneck Distant Assistants Chvker by Nazlia Yunus ————————-  If you enjoyed this episode, please RATE / REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE to ensure you never miss an episode.  Connect with Dennis Brown   AskDennisBrown.com LinkedIn Twitter Instagram [Free Giveaways] 

27mins

29 Mar 2021

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007: Million-Dollar One-Person Business with Elaine Pofeldt

Free Time with Jenny Blake

For so many of us, growth is not our driving metric. There are 30 million small business owners in the U.S. who have no full-time employees. We are deliberately keeping operations small to optimize instead for sanity, freedom, and abundance. Elaine has spent the last several years studying the “Olympic athletes of one-person million-dollar businesses,” people who tend to value their time more than money. In 2019, 40,000 “non-employer firms” brought in $1 million to $2.5 million. 585,000 non-employer firms brought in $250K to $500K in revenue, and 2 million non-employer firms earned at least six figures.More about Elaine: Elaine Pofeldt is an independent journalist and speaker who specializes in careers and entrepreneurship. She is author of The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, where she looks at how entrepreneurs are scaling to $1 million in revenue prior to hiring employees. She is a freelance journalist for CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, and Money, among others. Our first conversation from April 2018 is one of the top ten Pivot podcasts of all time!❤️ Enjoying the show? The best way to thank us is by leaving a rating or review. Free Time is listener supported—consider donating to become a podcast Insider and you’ll get access to a private monthly Q&A call with Jenny.📘 Books Mentioned: Pivot, The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, Revised: Make Great Money. Work the Way You Like. Have the Life You Want., The 4-Hour Workweek, The E-Myth Revisited🔗 Resources Mentioned: Elaine on the web, Twitter: @ElainePofeldt, LinkedIn: Elaine Pofeldt, Elaine's Articles🎙 Related Episodes: 96: The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business with Elaine Pofeldt💌 Subscribe to the Time Well Spent newsletter: http://itsfreetime.com💸 Enroll in the Mini-Course: Free-up Founder Time💬 I’d love to hear what’s on your mind! Take the Free Time listener survey🗣 Submit a voice question or comment for future episodes: http://itsfreetime.com/ask🎧 Make sure you’re subscribed wherever you listen to ‘casts: http://pod.link/freetime📝 Check out full show notes and links from this episode and share it with a friend! http://itsfreetime.com/episodes/007 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47mins

26 Mar 2021

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Episode 35 - Elaine Pofeldt (Freelance February Interview #2)

You're Hearing Voices

This week, I chat with Elaine Pofeldt, journalist and author of "The Million Dollar, One-Person Business."  Elaine shares some of the success stories from her book of people who have taken a side hustle and converted it into a thriving enterprise.  We also talk about the factors that have given rise to an increase in freelancing, how to navigate the gig economy, if college is still worth the investment, and why a visit to Tony Soprano's home is worth the trip no matter the economic climate. Check out this week's epsiode!

39mins

10 Feb 2021

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Elaine Pofeldt – Author of the One Million Dollar, One-Person Business – Episode 185

Extraordinary Women Radio

Today on Extraordinary Women Radio, I am thrilled to bring you Elaine Pofeldt - Author of the One Million Dollar, One-Person Business!There was a time in my career, where I had as many as 90 people reporting into me - directly or indirectly. I have always loved teams. Today, however, I have appreciated the simplicity of growing my business with collaborative partners - rather than the complexity of an employee base.No doubt we can't do this alone - AND - I love the freedom that comes in my business to maneuver with the right partners that fit into my model at the right time.Elaine's book was recommended to me when I declared to my own coach that I wanted a high earning, high ROI business with a simple infrastructure.I loved her book. It was so much fun to meet her and hear what she learned after interviewing 30 business owners who had built one million dollar businesses without the complexity of employees. Mind you, this doesn't mean you do it alone -  it means working in partnership with all the right people in your business to serve and do the work you're called to do!In this episode: What sparked Elaine to write the book One Million-Dollar, One-Person Business What types of business are a good fit for this model (and we dig specifically into the  service oriented content creator, coaches and consultants because there are so many of you in my community who are in this sector). What makes a million dollar-one person business work and the factors enabling entrepreneurs to build an ultra-lean business The behind the scenes and collaboration happening beyond the “Seven-Figure, One-Person Business” A teaser on her new book Tiny Business, Big Money, which will address the next level business over one million and with employeesFrom Elaine's book: "According to recent statistics released by the US Census Bureau, in 2015 there were 35,584 “nonemployer” firms—that is, those that do not employ anyone other than the owners—that brought in $ 1 million to $ 2,499,999 in annual revenue. That’s up 5.8% from 2014, 18% from 2013, 21% from 2012 and 33% from 2011. Some elite nonemployer businesses are even exceeding these revenues. In 2015, 2,090 businesses had annual receipts of $ 2.5 million to $ 4.99 million, and 355 businesses brought in $ 5 million or more.”Elaine Pofeldt, a former senior editor at Fortune Small Business Magazine. She is a regular contributor to Fortune, Money, CNBC and, Forbes – and is the author of the book The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, where she looks at how entrepreneurs are scaling to $1 million in revenue prior to hiring employees. As a senior editor at Fortune Small Business magazine, she was twice nominated for the National Magazine Award for her feature stories.“Every single aspect of a one-person business depends on you. You are the most important resource of the business. And the good thing is there’s no right or wrong. You can tailor it to whatever you feel is right.” —Elaine PofeldtDiscover more about Elaine's works and passion on her website Elaine Pofeldt. You can also connect with her on LinkedIn and check out her book The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business.Let’s meet Elaine Pofeldt!Elaine Pofeldt Show Notes

47mins

4 Feb 2021

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1825: Epic Achiever: Elaine Pofeldt: Create a Million-Dollar, One-Person Business

Conscious Millionaire Show

Welcome to Conscious Millionaire Epic Achiever Podcast, with your Host, Marcus Aurelius Anderson... Elaine Pofeldt: Create a Million-Dollar, One-Person Business Elaine Pofeldt is the author of The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business and a journalist specializing in entrepreneurship. She is a former senior editor at Fortune Small Business magazine and has contributed to Forbes, CNBC, Inc., and many other business publications. SUBSCRIBE IN ITUNES And, download your free gift today... Get the High Performer Formula to Make Millions – Click Here! Please help spread the word. Subscribing and leaving a review helps other entrepreneurs and business owners find our podcast… grow a high-profit business that makes an impact. Help your friends Become a Conscious Millionaire! They will thank you for it. Conscious Millionaire Network has over 2,000 episodes and 12 Million Listeners in 190 countries. Our original Conscious Millionaire Podcast was named in Inc Magazine as one of the Top 13 Business Podcasts!

45mins

5 Aug 2020

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83: Epic Achiever: Elaine Pofeldt: Create a Million-Dollar, One-Person Business

Conscious Millionaire Epic Achiever

Welcome to Conscious Millionaire Epic Achiever Podcast, with your Host, Marcus Aurelius Anderson... Elaine Pofeldt: Create a Million-Dollar, One-Person Business Elaine Pofeldt is the author of The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business and a journalist specializing in entrepreneurship. She is a former senior editor at Fortune Small Business magazine and has contributed to Forbes, CNBC, Inc., and many other business publications. And, download your free gift today... Get the High Performer Formula to Make Millions – Click Here! Please help spread the word. Subscribing and leaving a review helps other entrepreneurs and business owners find our podcast…and turn their big impact into their First Million. They will thank you for it. Conscious Millionaire Epic Achiever Podcast is an entrepreneurial, business, and mindset show that reveals the secrets of the world’s Entrepreneur Epic Achievers. Join Marcus Aurelius Anderson as he goes inside the minds of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, athletes, authors, and experts who teach you how they turned their greatest Adversities into their most Epic Wins.   Conscious Millionaire Network has over 1,800 episodes and 12 Million Listeners in 190 countries. Our original Conscious Millionaire Podcast was named in Inc Magazine as one of the Top 13 Business Podcasts!

44mins

5 Aug 2020

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127: The coming boom for freelancers with Elaine Pofeldt

The Live Free Podcast with Micala Quinn

Small and large businesses are hiring freelancers at an increasing rate and on this episode of the Live Free Podcast I am chatting with Elaine Pofeldt on the coming boom for freelancers! There is no better time than NOW to get your freelance business up and running. Elaine shares that 92% of small businesses are run by a single owner plus their contractors and freelancers. This industry has been growing for years and there's only more growth to come. In the coming months, businesses will need you as a freelancer to help them succeed. Thanks for joining us today! Head over to the show notes for the links and resources mentioned in this episode. Chat with you next time! SHOW NOTES: www.MicalaQuinn.com/episode127

57mins

3 Aug 2020

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How to Get Published with Elaine Pofeldt, Independent Journalist & Author

ASE

Elaine Pofeldt is an independent journalist whose work has appeared in Forbes, Fortune, and Fast Company. Her book, The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, explores how entrepreneurs are scaling to $1 million in revenue prior to hiring employees. In this episode, Elaine draws on her experience as a Journalist, Senior Editor and Author to share how you can get more media exposure as a solopreneur - and publish your next book. Topics Introducing Elaine Pofeldt (0:00) Elaine's Journalism & Freelancing Career (3:30) The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business (12:30) Tips to Get Media Coverage (27:30) Why Write a Book? (42:10) Elaine Pofeldt Elaine Pofeldt is an independent journalist who specializes in small business, entrepreneurship and careers. She is the author of The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, and is writing a new book Tiny Business, Big Money to be published in Fall 2022. Her work has appeared in Money, CNBC, Inc., Fast Company, and Forbes and she is a contributor to the Economist Intelligence Unit. She is also a ghostwriter. As senior editor at Fortune Small Business magazine, Elaine was twice nominated for the National Magazine Award for her features. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and their four children, and enjoys taekwondo, yoga and running. Elaine Pofeldt Elaine Pofeldt Episode Write-Up & Show Notes I write too! Join my private email list to be notified of new content and exclusive rewards for subscribers.

55mins

24 Jul 2020

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248. Elaine Pofeldt: The Million-Dollar One-Person Business [2020 Interview and Updates]

Feisworld Podcast

Hello listeners, welcome to this week's episode (pre-released) for our guest Elaine Podfeldt.  Elaine Pofeldt writes about million-dollar, one-person businesses for Forbes online. Formerly, she was a senior editor at Fortune Small Business magazine where she was twice nominated for a National Magazine Award and ran the magazine's annual business plan competition. Her work has been published in Money, Inc., Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire; on Medium and CNBC online; and by the Economist Intelligence Unit. She earned her BA in English at Yale and is a mother of four. Learn more about Eliane and her work at: http://elainepofeldt.com/ Check out her book "The Million-Dollar One-Person Business": https://amzn.to/2BZ82Wq ------------------- Check out Feisworld courses: https://www.feisworld.com/courses Feisworld Media helps independent creators celebrate their creative and financial freedom. - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FeisworldMedia - Podcast: https://anchor.fm/feisworld - Documentary: https://www.feisworld.com/documentary--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/feisworld/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/feisworld/support

1hr 9mins

2 Jul 2020

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