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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (July 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118014189
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118014189
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #223,079 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Don't like working a boring 9-to-5 grind, sitting at a Dilbert cube desk under buzzing fluorescents, managing paper, or being a cog in a big assembly line machine five days a week? Then don't! Hundreds of thousands of nonconformists are earning a living in the niches oftoday's lousy economy with fun, unusual, and even weird money-making methods you never knew existed. This book will get you started on a path you'll enjoy: making money in fun, little-known ways with little cost or little training needed." —Danny Welsh, Internet entrepreneur, RealDealCommunity.com

Drinking on the job, stealing cars, and mopping up blood and guts might seem like terrible ways to make a living, but there's plenty of profit potential in brewing beer, repossessing automobiles, and cleaning up crime scenes. Smart, creative people have already made millions of dollars chasing geese off golf courses and selling virtual real estate. A master of many weird trades, Steve Gillman shares his secrets for turning strange jobs into moneymakers.

Using interviews with unconventional entrepreneurs, the author's own wide-ranging experience with weird jobs, and extensive research, 101 Weird Ways to Make Money reveals fun, sometimes dirty, occasionally dangerous, yet incredibly profitable jobs and businesses. If you're looking for work that suits your independent spirit and frees you from bosses and corporate cube farms, this book delivers 101 alternative ventures along with the keys to making them wildly successful.


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The book was an interesting one to read.
Anthony Miller
And this book "101 Weird Ways To Make Money." by Steve Gillman is a must to read and will provide you other means of income in this down economy.
Arnold C. Castillo
I would have prefered more in-depth information that I couldn't find elsewhere even if it meant fewer ideas overall.
Laurie A. Hayes

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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan P Greve on July 30, 2011
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Steve Gillman does a very entertaining job of stimulating the reader's mind with some great ideas on how to make money that are of out of the box, fun, and potentially very profitable. I really like that he wrote this book out of his personal experience which he shares in the introduction. He's not somebody that just compiled a list of "weird ways to make money." He has--at one time or another--personally made money using many of the ways that he discusses in this book. As one of my mentors says, "There are a million ways to make a million bucks." I don't know if everyone of these ideas is a million dollar idea, but many of them could be if you decided to make them your focus, and as Steve says, some of these ideas will lead to bigger and better ways to make money as you implement them. If you're fed up with the 9-5 grind and not afraid to think outside of the box, read this book. You'll be glad you did. All great businesses start with an idea, and I guarantee that this book will serve as a catalyst in finding the right idea for you.
As a side note: If there are any TV producers reading this, I think this book would make a great idea for a TV show...Thank me later!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Richard Mathena on October 5, 2011
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As a retiree who still has a lot of energy, I found this book to be fascinating. Although not all of the jobs are to my liking, I am surprised that so many of them are so easy to start up!
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25 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Laurie A. Hayes on July 30, 2011
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Many of the "unusual ways" are ones I have heard about before. Unfortunately, even the ones I hadn't thought of have very limited information about them in the book. Which means I still have to do a lot of research on my own if I want to learn about the ideas. I guess I had just hoped for more than a quick overview. I would have prefered more in-depth information that I couldn't find elsewhere even if it meant fewer ideas overall. Sometimes, less is more.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Roch on November 10, 2011
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This book is so fun to read. Each of the 101 sections is an entertaining read; like short stories.
We purchased it thinking our son could use one or more of the ideas presented in the book, but after reading a few chapters we decided to keep it for ourselves. It currently lives in our guest bathroom as a treat for our guests. We need to get him one of his own copies, which I think will be beneficial to him as he searches for a career. I love the way Mr. Gillman presents so many different jobs and thoroughly covers them from starting at the beginning and giving good advice on how you might advance to make more money. I also like the way he gives expected income ranges. I would recommend this book for its great entertainment value even if you aren't looking for a job, but definitely if you are searching for job opportunities you must get this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Pamela J. Richardson on September 1, 2013
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Don't purchase this book if you are in need of a new career but it if makes great reading for the bathroom or coffee table.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By mark mason on November 23, 2012
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This book was in great condition as advertized, but it wasn't the best use of my money. A lot of the ideas in the book have regional applications.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Charles J. Yeager on November 6, 2012
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I found this book to fall really short on solid information. If you just want someone to throw some ideas at you to see if any of them stick, well, then this might be the book for you. Also, is "seems" that for many of these businesses with "little" competition, are pretty much sewn up solidly by the people already doing those businesses. I mean, really, how many maggot farms are going to survive if the started today? Yes, maggot farming is a business recommended in the book. I'm only giving it 3 stars because it was a fun read. For actual usefulness I would like to have given it 1.5 stars.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JLW on December 30, 2013
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I bought this b/c I am an entrepreneur and I like different ideas. I read the cricket farming on the cover and thought…interesting! Sucker! This book is a joke. I don't' want to be a rodeo clown. Who wrote this? Why am I reading this? I'm pissed that I bought this!
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