To find a willing partner, visit sites such as Craigslist.com. You can post what you're looking for and what you have to offer and then wait for responses.
It's gratifying. This one is just as true during boom times as well as in a tough economy, but becoming self-employed provides a sense of satisfaction that's hard to come by when working for someone else. "The whole construct of going into an office and working 9 to 5 felt too rigid," says Goodman. "I got bored with the monotony of projects."
Even though she's working harder than she did in the corporate world, Skillings says she finds more value and satisfaction in what she does. She says, "In my corporate job, it didn't feel meaningful. It wasn't something that resonated with me."