The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future

In i b The Startup b i Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead of life of adventure meaning and purpose i and i earn a good living br br Still in his early thirties Chris is on the verge of completing a tour of every country on earth he s already visited more than nations and yet he s never held a real job or earned a regular paycheck Rather he has a special genius for turning ideas into income and he uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give back br br There are i many i i others i like Chris those who ve found ways to opt out of traditional employment and create the time and income to pursue what they find meaningful Sometimes achieving that perfect blend of passion and income doesn t depend on shelving what you currently do You can start small with your venture committing little time or money and wait to take the real plunge when you re sure it s successful br br In preparing to write this book Chris identified individuals who have built businesses earning or more from a modest investment in many cases or less and from that group he s chosen to focus on the most intriguing case studies In nearly all cases people with no special skills discovered aspects of their personal passions that could be monetized and were able to restructure their lives in ways that gave them greater freedom and fulfillment br br Here finally distilled into one easy to use guide are the most valuable lessons from those who ve learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self fulfillment It s all about finding the intersection between your expertise even if you don t consider it such and what other people will pay for You don t need an MBA a business plan or even employees All you need is a product or service that springs from what you love to do anyway people willing to pay and a way to get paid br br Not content to talk in generalities Chris tells you exactly how many dollars his group of unexpected entrepreneurs required to get their projects up and running what these individuals did in the first weeks and months to generate significant cash some of the key mistakes they made along the way and the crucial insights that made the business stick Among Chris s key principles if you re good at one thing you re probably good at something else never teach a man to fish i sell i him the fish instead and in the battle between planning and action action wins br br In ancient times people who were dissatisfied with their lives dreamed of finding magic lamps buried treasure or streets paved with gold Today we know that it s up to us to change our lives And the best part is if we change our i own i life we can help others change i theirs i This remarkable book will start you on your way

The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World

If you ve ever thought There must be more to life than this The Art of Non Conformity is for you br br Based on Chris Guillebeau s popular online manifesto A Brief Guide to World Domination The Art of Non Conformity defies common assumptions about life and work while arming you with the tools to live differently You ll discover how to live on your own terms by exploring creative self employment radical goal setting contrarian travel and embracing life as a constant adventure br br Inspired and guided by Chris s own story and those of others who have pursued unconventional lives you can devise your own plan for world domination and make the world a better place at the same time

The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life

b A remarkable book that will both guide and inspire i The Happiness of Pursuit i reveals how anyone can bring meaning into their life by undertaking a quest b br br When he set out to visit all of the planet s countries by age thirty five compulsive goal seeker Chris Guillebeau never imagined that his journey s biggest revelation would be how i many i people like himself exist each pursuing a challenging quest And interestingly these quests aren t just travel oriented On the contrary they re as diverse as humanity itself Some involve exploration others the pursuit of athletic or artistic excellence still others a battle against injustice or poverty or threats to the environment br br Everywhere that Chris visited he found ordinary people working toward extraordinary goals making daily down payments on their dream These questers included a suburban mom pursuing a wildly ambitious culinary project a DJ producing the world s largest symphony a young widower completing the tasks his wife would never accomplish and a teenager crossing an entire ocean alone as well as a do it yourselfer tackling M I T s computer science course a nerd turning himself into real life James Bond and scores of others writing themselves into the record books br br The more Chris spoke with these strivers the more he began to appreciate the direct link between questing and long term happiness how going after something in a methodical way enriches our lives and he was compelled to complete a comprehensive study of the phenomenon and extract the best advice In i The Happiness of Pursuit i he draws on interviews with hundreds of questers revealing their secret motivations their selection criteria the role played by friends and family their tricks for solving logistics and the importance of documentation br br Equally fascinating is Chris examination of questing s other side including questers acute awareness of mortality their struggle against monotony and their wistful feelings once a quest has succeeded What happens i after i the summit is climbed the painting hung the endurance record broken the at risk community saved br br A book that challenges each of us to take control to make our lives i i be i about i something while at the same time remaining clear eyed about the commitment i The Happiness of Pursuit i will inspire readers of every age and aspiration It s a playbook for making your life count

Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do

Have you ever met someone with the perfect job To the outside observer it seems like they ve won the career lottery that by some stroke of luck or circumstance they ve found the one thing they love so much that it doesn t even feel like work and yet they re getting paid well to do it br br In reality their good fortune has nothing to do with chance There s a i method i for finding your perfect job and Chris Guillebeau the bestselling author of i The Start Up i has created a practical actionable guide that can help you turn your passion into paychecks whether within a traditional company or business or by striking out on your own br br But finding the work you were born to do isn t just about finding your passion Doing what you love is great but if you aren t earning a pay check it s a hobby not a career Those who jump out of bed excited to go to work every morning don t just have jobs that tap into their passions They have jobs where they can lose themselves in the flow of meaningful work for hours at a time br br This intersection of joy money and flow is key to what Guillebeau will help you find in this book work perfectly suited to your unique interests skills and experiences Whether by launching a side hustle that turns into a profitable business hacking your dream position within a traditional job or organization becoming a DIY rock star by fashioning an entirely new profession around your varied interests or building your own mini empire as an entrepreneur this book will show you how to find that one job or career that feels so i right i it s like you were born to do it

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Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days

b The author of the New York Times Bestseller THE STARTUP shows how to launch a profitable side hustle in just days b br br br For some people the thought of quitting their day job to pursue the entrepreneurial life is exhilarating For many others it s terrifying After all a stable job that delivers a regular paycheck is a blessing And not everyone has the means or the desire to take on the risks and responsibilities of working for themselves br br But what if we could quickly and easily create an additional stream of income without giving up the security of a full time job Enter the side hustle br br Chris Gullibeau is no stranger to this world having launched more than a dozen side hustles over his career Here he offers a step by step guide that takes you from idea to income in just days br br Designed for the busy and impatient this detailed roadmap will show you how to select launch refine and make money from your side hustle in under a month You ll learn how to br br Brainstorm borrow and steal to build an arsenal of great side hustle ideas day br Apply Tinder for Side Hustle logic to pick the best idea at any time day br Learn gather or create everything you need to launch then set up a real life way to get paid days br Start raking in the money by channeling your inner Girl Scout day br Master the art of deals discounts and special offers day br Raise your game improve expand or make more money off your hustle days br br A side hustle is more than just another stream of income it s also the new job security When you receive paychecks from different sources it allows you to take more chances in your regular career More income means more options More options equals freedom You don t need entrepreneurial experience to launch a profitable side hustle You don t have to have an MBA or know how to code or be an expert marketer You don t need employees or investors With Chris as a guide anyone can make more money pursue a passion and enjoy greater security without quitting their day job

The Tower

What if life were like a video game How can we incorporate creative work and the desire to build something into our routine What truly matters

Side Hustle: Build a side business and make extra money - without quitting your day job

The author of the i New York Times i bestseller i The Startup i shows you how to launch a profitable side hustle in just days br br For some people the thought of quitting their day job to start their own business is exhilarating For many others the loss of a stable paycheck is terrifying But what if we could easily create new income without giving up the security of a full time job Enter the side hustle a mini business that earns you extra money br br With Chris Guillebeau s step by step guide you can go from idea to income in just days You ll learn how to br Brainstorm borrow and steal to build an arsenal of great side hustle ideas br Apply Tinder for Side Hustle logic to pick the best idea at any time br Master the art of deals discounts and special offers br Learn gather or create everything you need to launch and get paid br br You don t need an MBA marketing experience or big investors With Chris as a guide anyone can make more money pursue a passion and enjoy greater security with little to no budget and without quitting your day job

The Unconventional Guide to Working for Yourself

What It s About Creating freedom through a very small business br Who Should Buy This Anyone hoping to escape the tyranny of a conventional working life anyone interested in setting up a microbusiness to earn additional income and anyone who believes in hard work br Who Should Not Buy This Expert Internet marketers who already know a lot about working online anyone looking for a quick fix anyone happy with their current working situation and income and anyone not willing to work hard br br In Pursuit of Freedom br The greatest benefit of self employment or even a side project that produces additional income is personal freedom When you can take more control of your choices you ll experience an independence that money can t buy br br No one will do this for you If you want freedom you ll have to make it happen for yourself but this guide can help br br It includes br Ways to Earn At Least a Month br Truth and Lies of Affiliate Marketing br Separate Ways of Selling on eBay including one that of eBay sellers ignore br The Truth about Blogging for Dollars br How to Get Paid for Things You Currently Do for Free br Top Mistakes of Entrepreneurship br Overrated Businesses You Should Avoid