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The Million-Dollar One-Person Business

About The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business 

The indispensable guide to earning a six-figure take-home income on your own terms, from Forbes.com contributing writer Elaine Pofeldt.
The rise of one-million-dollar, one-person businesses in the past five years is the biggest trend in employment today, offering the widest range of people the most ways to earn a living while having the lifestyles they want. In The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, Elaine Pofeldt outlines the pathways to joining this entrepreneurial movement, synthesizing advice from hundreds of business owners who've done it. She explains how to identify, launch, grow, and reinvent the business, showing how a single individual can generate $1 million in revenue - something only larger small companies have done in the past. Both inspirational and practical, this book will appeal to all who seek a great worklife and a great lifestyle.

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Featured Entrepreneurs

Meet some of the people you will read about in The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business.

Nadler and daughters

Lazlo Nadler


Laszlo Nadler, shown with his family, founded Tools4Wisdom, which sells planners on Amazon, after a career as a project manager at a big bank.


Sol Orwell


Sol Orwell hires experts to write carefully-researched reports on nutritional supplements and sells them at his website Examine.com. His business allows him time to travel three or four months out of the year.


Meghan Telpner

MeghanTelpner.com and the Academy of Culinary Nutrition

Nutritionist Meghan Telpner created her wellness site MeghanTelpner.com and the Academy of Culinary Nutrition after healing herself from a serious illness and now covers topics from "health" foods that aren't good for you to motherhood.

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Katherine Krug

Better Back

Katherine Krug developed painful sciatica after long-hours spent at her desk at a job at a startup. She created her own posture-support product, BetterBack, raised money to fund it on Kickstarter, and now runs a fast-growing business of her own.


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, a look at how entrepreneurs are hitting seven-figure revenue in businesses where they are the only employees, tapping automation and other technology to scale their efforts (Random House, Jan. 2, 2018). Her work has appeared in FORTUNE, Money, CNBC, Inc., Forbes, Crain’s New York Business and many other business publications and she is a contributor to the Economist Intelligence Unit.

As a senior editor at FORTUNE Small Business, where she worked for eight years, Elaine was twice nominated for the National Magazine Award for her features and ran the magazine’s annual business plan completion. During her time at FSB, she ran the magazine’s website, fsb.com, for four years, building its traffic to two to five million page views a month.

Elaine graduated from Yale University with a BA in English. She lives in in New Jersey with her husband and their four children and in her free time enjoys taekwondo, yoga and running.  


Here's what readers & entrepreneurs have to say...

Build an insanely successful business of one

We're on the cusp of a profoundly different world of work, where almost half of the population will work for themselves. This book reveals the potential to build an insanely successful business of one.

Michael McDerment

Michael McDerment

Co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks

A life of meaningful independence

Pofeldt offers creative tools and techniques to help freelancers extend there own capabilities, providing unique lessons to anyone who wants more financial freedom-and time-to build a life of meaningful independence.

Sara Horowitz

Sara Horowitz

former Executive Director & Founder of Freelancers Union and author of "The Freelancer's Bible"

Pofeldt has captured a revolution...

The wisdom of the crowd has given rise to the power of the individual. Elaine Pofeldt has captured a revolution and provided the prescriptive path to succeeding in an age when individual entrepreneurs can thrive.


Jeff Stibel

author of the New York Times best-selling "Breakpoint" and "Wired for Thought", partner at Bryant Stibel, and vice chairman at Dunn & Bradstreet


Ryan Holiday

I read and enjoyed Elaine Pofeldt's The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business: Make Great Money. Work the Way You Like. Have the Life You Want (a few of my friends are in it, but it's also the strategy I've tried to follow with my own businesses as a writer and with my company Brass Check).

You have more power to do more than you think

Read the Million-Dollar, One Person Business to learn strategies you can start using now to build a high-revenue business that gives you the freedom to lead the life you want. Pofeldt will convince you that you have more power to do more than you think!


Stew Friedman

author of "Total Leadership and Leading the Life you Want"

A must read...

Elaine Pofeldt shows how people from all walks of life are hitting the million-dollar mark, sharing candid stories of entrepreneurs who have achieved the financial freedom to live the way they want . A must read for anyone who dreams of quitting their job and starting a business.


Ron Carson

CEO and founder of Carson Wealth Management Group

Read it and be liberated

The best businesses are those that give us independence and financial security. In this excellent book, Pofeldt applies her investigative journalist's skills to discovering how to build a million-dollar business while avoiding the headaches that typically plague small companies .Read it and be liberated.


Murray B. Low PhD.

founder of the entrepreneurship program at Columbia Business School
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