Self employed borrowers

Looking for experts to give advice and tips for homebuyers that are self employed. Provide 1-2 tips followed by a brief explanation. or answer these questions. Are there special types of mortgage programs for self employed borrowers? What can someone who is self employed do to increase their chances of getting approved? I would also like some personal success stories from anyone who is self employed who recently got a mortgage. How did it work. Is there anything you did or were asked to do that made it easier to qualify? Please enter your response. Requirements: Mortgage or finance expert. Or anyone who is self employed that recently closed on a mortgage loan.