Real-Life Success Story: iDropped Contracting Credit: Tool Belt image via Shutterstock Contracting is a great option for skilled workers who are ready to take the leap from being an employee to owning their own company. With the economy improving and more people looking to purchase or improve their homes, there's more of a need for skilled labor, making this the perfect time to start offering contracting services. It's probably best to start small and test the waters, but once you've proven your success, your business can continue to grow. Real-Life Success Story: Cape May Contracting Additional reporting by Brittney Morgan (Helmrich). More Countdowns 10 Fun (and Affordable) Gifts for Your Business Clients 5 Business-Friendly iPhone 8 Cases 10 Best Resources for Learning How to Code 5 Best Business Podcasts for Entrepreneurs 5 Tech Gadgets to Improve Your Co-Working Space 5 Business-Friendly Samsung Galaxy S8 Cases Sammi Caramela Sammi Caramela is a senior at Rowan University with a major in writing arts and a double minor in journalism and psychology. She is President of Her Campus magazine and I Am That Girl at Rowan, and contributes to other writing platforms on and off campus. She expects to graduate in 2017 and continue working as a Purch B2B writer and assistant editor. Reach her by email , or check out her blog at .