The Micropreneur Manifesto: How to Stay Solo, Bleed Passion, and Build Products that Matter

Hot off the press: my Micropreneur Manifesto was just published on Change This, a popular platform for spreading ideas. The manifesto is a look at what I believe are 16 key tenets for success as a solo entrepreneur. It’s more of a high-level view than my typical writings, but hopefully it’s worth your while.

The manifesto is free (no email required), 14-pages in PDF, and was generously formatted by the ChangeThis crew.

An excerpt:

At this moment in history, we as entrepreneurs are able to do something never before conceived: launch a product completely on our own, with no employees and no outside funding, from anywhere in the world.

These single founders creating products for niche markets are known by another name: micropreneurs.

Micropreneurs may write software. They might design themes for a blogging platform. They may produce exquisite wedding invitations, or how-to books. Micropreneurs are agile, inspired, independent, knowledge seekers who can’t live with the 9-to-5 status quo.

Download the manifesto here. And if you enjoy it, share some tweet love!

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#1 Alex Tretyakov on 03.17.11 at 12:32 am

Rob, many thanks for this.
I’m now on decision continue work as freelancer or completely switch to my app development, your manifest helped me 🙂

Rob Reply:

Glad to hear it helped.

#2 Christian on 03.20.11 at 3:45 pm

Wow. It has more than resonated with me. Reading this felt like my thoughts were magically exported to PDF. If only I read this 7 years ago 🙂