We have this small guest house next to the house we bought. I mean it is really small. It has a tiny bathroom and a kitchenette. It is pretty much one room with a closet-sized bathroom and a kitchenette behind a partition. My wife had plans for it that I did not know about. She has always wanted to own her own business, so she took some courses, redecorated the guest house, bought some professional tax software and hung up a small sign at the end of our driveway. She started doing tax preparation services within a few months of us moving in.
She worked about four days per week seeing customers only two of the four days. She surpassed the income she was making from her job she left when we moved, and has now surpassed my job’s income by more than double. The summer season is slow and steady, but it leaves room for a vacation of three or four weeks without losing a single client. Continue reading My Wife Started Her Own Professional Tax Preparation Business