Nowadays it doesn’t take much initiative to become self employed. It takes a dream and a goal. It doesn’t really take that much money to get started. With online resources such as Ebay, Amazon, and Craigslist, your marketplace has already been established. Sourcing inventory through sites such as Alibaba are an entrepreneur’s paradise.
I have lots of friends and colleagues who produce incredible work. I am astonished by their creativity in music, photography and video production. But I am an entrepreneur. I work in marketing. I always want to help them by suggesting ways to monetize their efforts. Heck, if they can make more money doing what they are already doing, then they will have the time to produce more great work.