The $100 Startup – The Review

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Review written by Peter G. James Sinclair.

It is now nearly twenty years since I was retrenched and made the life changing decision to take my destiny in my own hands by starting my own business.

I had no money, no expertise – just a desire to never be at the mercy of another person’s decision ever again.

Many businesses  and decades later, to say that it has been adventure is an understatement, but I wouldn’t have had it any other way. I have created businesses, grown businesses and sold businesses.

The fact now that two of my eldest children are entrepreneurs in their own right, as a direct result of the influence of my own example upon their lives, is testament to that.

So after reading Chris Guillebeau’s book, The $100 Startup, all I could say was ‘I wish I had read this book twenty years ago’. For in this wonderful book he shows us how to lead a life of adventure, meaning and purpose while at the same time earning a good living,

Still in his thirties, Chris is on the verge of completing a tour of every country on earth, and having already visited 175 nations he has never held a ‘real job’ or earned a regular pay check. Rather, he has a special genius for turning ideas into income, and uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give back.

1,500 Individuals & 50 Case Studies Later…

In his travels and search, Chris identified 1,500 individuals like himself who have built businesses earning $50,000 or more from a modest investment (in many cases $100 or less), and from that group he’s chosen to focus on the 50 most intriguing case studies. In early 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 fulfilment.

Distilled into one easy-to-use guide, you will discover some of the most valuable lessons from those who’ve learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfilment. 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.

Unexpected Entrepreneurs

Chris outlines exactly how many dollars this  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.

In the past I have heard people make so many excuses why they could never go into business. This book will challenge all your excuses.

Personally I am living proof that you don’t need a huge amount of cash or experience to start a business. Most of the businesses I have ever started have required very little investment or even expertise to create a success story, and it is for that reason I am delighted to promote this practical book that will not only inform you of how you can take charge of your own future, but at the same time it will inspire you to action – no matter what the state the economy is in.

Purchase your copy of the $100 Startup today!

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