KYN works for loads of different professions such as: computer programming, graphic design, accounting, insurance sales, real estate, and consultanting.
Many simply take their current job and strike out to do the same work on their own. For example, a staff fitness instructor at a local gym may begin working for clients independently. These “hours for dollars” businesses are difficult to scale, but are a great way to transition into self-employment.
This involves essentially buying and re-selling physical goods using Amazon, Shopify, eBay, or even swap-meet/flea markets.
There is a steep learning curve for those starting product-based businesses without previous experience, but the long-term regards can be great. As your product-based business grows, you may end up with a manufacturing operation.
This is the path I took in creating Accounting Play and Know Your Numbers.
Content and digital product creators have a host of different considerations, since most of their costs are just the daily living expenses that allow them to create. One advantage to being a creator is the ease of content publication, but there are many real challenges to address as well.