#318: One-Person Businesses That Make $1M+ Per Year

6/7/2018, 1:47:16 PM , duration(0:0:3)
Business Health Education
<p>This podcast episode of The Tim Ferriss Show is coming up on the 11th anniversary of my first book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B002WE46UW/offsitoftimfe-20" target="_blank"><em>The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich</em></a>. While there are parts written by my 29-year-old self that make me cringe, I'm both honored and amazed that it continues to strike a chord with so many.</p><p>Rather than re-editing the book and risking the loss of whatever made it work in the first place, I'd like to share case studies of people who have used it as a blueprint to build successful businesses as detailed in<em> </em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/039957896X/offsitoftimfe-20" target="_blank"><em>The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business</em></a> by freelance journalist Elaine Pofeldt (<a href="https://twitter.com/ElainePofeldt" target="_blank">@ElainePofeldt</a>).</p><p>Much like 11 years ago, I hope this episode inspires more people to make a change for the better and accomplish more than they thought possible.</p><p>Please enjoy this episode!</p><p><strong>This podcast is brought to you by </strong><a href="http://99designs.com/tim" target="_blank"><strong>99designs</strong></a><strong>,</strong> <strong>the world's largest marketplace of graphic designers</strong>. I have used them for years to create some amazing designs. Whether your business needs a logo, website design, business card, or anything you can imagine, check out 99designs.</p><p>I used them to <a href="http://99designs.com/tim" target="_blank">rapid prototype the cover</a> for <em>The Tao of Seneca</em>, and I've also had them help with display advertising and illustrations. If you want a more personalized approach, I recommend their <a href="http://99designs.com/tim" target="_blank">1-on-1 service</a>. You get original designs from designers around the world. The best part? You provide your feedback, and then you end up with a product that you're happy with or your money back. <a href="http://www.99designs.com/tim" target="_blank"><strong>Click this link</strong></a><strong> and get a free $99 upgrade.</strong>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>This episode is also brought to you by </strong><a href="https://www.legalzoom.com/" target="_blank"><strong>LegalZoom</strong></a><strong>.</strong> I've used this service for many of my businesses, as have quite a few of the icons on this podcast such as Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg of WordPress fame.</p><p><a href="https://www.legalzoom.com/" target="_blank"><strong>LegalZoom</strong></a> is a reliable resource that more than a million people have already trusted for everything from setting up wills, proper trademark searches, forming LLCs, setting up non-profits, or finding simple cease-and-desist letter templates.</p><p><a href="https://www.legalzoom.com/" target="_blank"><strong>LegalZoom</strong></a> is not a law firm, but it does have a network of independent attorneys available in most states who can give you advice on the best way to get started, provide contract reviews, and otherwise help you run your business with complete transparency and up-front pricing. <a href="https://www.legalzoom.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Check out LegalZoom.com and enter promo code TIM at checkout today</strong></a><strong> for special savings</strong> and see how the fine folks there can make life easier for you and your business.</p>