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How Much Should You Pay Yourself?

Three CreateWorth readers reveal what they pay themselves and why. Joselle Ho, Miso MediaSalary: My two co-founders and I each make $65,000-$70,000. We started when we went from bootstrapped to funded, a year and a half in Take-Home: It's every...

Source Opportunities on the Street

Potential customers are everywhere—are you talking to enough strangers? Make a New Year’s resolution to start now—and keep it up in 2013. You don't just have to go to conferences to network and grow your business.  When I was in web development,...

One Writer's Self-Pub Secrets

In 2007, Karen O’Lone Hahn wrote, illustrated, and self-published her first children’s book, "Millicent and the Faraway Moon.” The book features a cow who learns that she can accomplish great things when she stops listening to the voices inside...

Two Things About Hiring

One key to growing a business is the ability to delegate. If you’re attached to doing everything yourself, you’ll be too stressed out to run the company. You need to play to your strengths—and hire other people to do what you’re not great at. In...

A Recipe for Survival

Before I had breast cancer, I had kidney cancer. They caught it early, removed my right kidney, and I went right back to work as a fashion-industry freelancer.  Three years later, at 56, I was diagnosed with (unrelated) breast cancer. This time I...

When Passion Drives Strategy

Holly Raal never set out to open a shop that would be part boutique, part educational forum for browsing customers to learn about...bees. The 45-year-old artist had spent years working as a graphic designer when she sought another way to work,...

How to Get Attention from Experts

Jen Boulden When I launched DailyWorth in January 2009, I projected that we'd reach 25,000 daily readers by our one-year anniversary. By the end of that year, we had only 1,000. Scratching my head, amused by my inflated expectations, I began to...

Out With the Old, In With the ‘You’

Part one of a series on the new You Economy: thriving in a climate of reinvention and self-direction. Millions of Americans have faced career challenges, job loss, or job changes in the last few years. The upside is that the old rules for success...

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