The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business

  • by Elaine Pofeldt
  • Narrated by Elaine Pofeldt
  • 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The indispensable guide to earning a six-figure take-home income on your own terms, from 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.


What the Critics Say

"Free agents have unprecedented opportunities to earn a great living and create the lifestyle they really want. The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business unlocks strategies that will help solo entrepreneurs achieve more than they ever thought possible." (Matt Barrie, CEO of
"Traditional, hierarchical careers are no longer the best path for many. Breaking free is incredibly empowering and can exponentially increase earnings for savvy professionals. This book is an excellent source of guidance for people carving new paths to help them through the many choices they face." (Stephane Kasriel, CEO of Upwork)
"Elaine Pofeldt helped me have the courage to create the life I wanted, with practical, funny, and wise advice. With clear examples and compelling research, she shows what’s possible if you decide to go into business for yourself, and helps you figure out how to get there." (Elizabeth MacBride, international business journalist, freelance contributor to CNBC and Forbes, and single mom)


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Customer Reviews

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Thoroughly disappointing book

I read a few poor reviews of this book but decided to buy it anyway on Ryan Holiday’s recommendation. Unfortunately this were a few hours of my life I will never get back.
The book is full of insanely vague advice (think ‘promote your business on social media’) and it is a case study in an author blinded by survivorship bias; the author is pretty much recommending starting a dropshipping business and sell your product on a "giant online marketplace".
Oh, and a few if the businesses that she talks about in the book started as 'one man bands' but now employ people, and I fail to understand how they are still considered one-person businesses.
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- Radu

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-01-2018
  • Publisher: Random House Audio