So I was walking past by newsstand when a headline on the cover of Inc Magazine caught my eye.
"How to Make Money in 2013," it said. Of course I bought it.
I love helping people, creativity, teaching and writing, but I also like money. How else am I going to keep my beloved canine sidekick in artisanal dog treats?
But my reaction to the catchy headline got me to thinking a little bit. Not just about business opportunities, but to the actual how of making money. Especially using the web.
I work as a consultant and check-chasing is an annoying part of my operation. Invoicing, following up, running to the bank...I would blame my bookkeeper for her inefficiency but I am my own bookkeeper! I'm glad there are apps like Freshbooks and Harvest -- they allow you to take at least some of the pain of collecting money from your clients online.
Further, I wanted to learn more about the actual process of setting up an online shop. So I did the research, so you don't have to! Check out my guide to making money online in 2013 -- and while you're at it, don't miss related articles on creating a "muse" business and affiliate marketing.