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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting & Unusual Ways to Earn Extra Money
Odd Jobs is a wonderful read. The book consists of brief two page snapshots of various odd jobs (and some are really odd) by which one could earn some extra money. The job profiles are written in a light, entertaining style and include valuable information, such as approximate pay scale and start up costs (many of which are zero), to the plus and minuses of the particular...
Published on May 2, 2007 by John J. Browne

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2.0 out of 5 stars When you look at the cover and see Santa -- that's probably the best 'odd' job in here
The book is more of a gag/fun gift to give someone. I wasn't looking for a new, full time career from this, but I thought it could spark some creativity for something to do on the side. Unfortunately, it was mostly jobs/ideas I could dream of and would never do. When you look at the cover and see Santa -- that's probably the best 'odd' job in here. Probably would be...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting & Unusual Ways to Earn Extra Money, May 2, 2007
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John J. Browne "bookaholic" (Brooklyn, New York United States) - See all my reviews
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Odd Jobs is a wonderful read. The book consists of brief two page snapshots of various odd jobs (and some are really odd) by which one could earn some extra money. The job profiles are written in a light, entertaining style and include valuable information, such as approximate pay scale and start up costs (many of which are zero), to the plus and minuses of the particular job. The descriptions also include Website addresses for more detailed information about the job described.

The odd jobs covered in this book range from the common; dogwalker and catering waiter/waitress, to the exotic; skydiving cameraman in New Zealand and kayak instructor in the San Juan Islands, to the utterly bizarre such as human scarecrow or vacuum lint miner. Most enjoyable are the author's own stories scattered through the book of her own odd job experiences. This book should be purchased by anyone interested in usual and unusual ways of earning extra money.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Work...yagottaloveit...., June 19, 2007
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Jim Tolpin (Port Townsend, WA USA) - See all my reviews
Cause if you don't love your work, you will be miserable for at least 8 hours out of every day. If you are currently seeking a job that will bring some adventure, fun and challenge into your life (and maybe even some money as a perk!) do yourself a favor and read this book...you might just find the vocation you've been looking for (and so what if its an odd one!!)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Redeems an often lifeless genre brilliantly!, May 18, 2007
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Let's face it, manual-style books with calls to action are often action-less. ODD JOBS is not such a stereotype. It blends well-crafted nonfiction with practical advice in a highly attainable way. Whether you're desperate for cash and need solid advice, or just need some fascinating reading to help you relax, this book will accomplish all of the above. And even if it doesn't move you to try your hand at some of these jobs, Gehring's tale of working with an elderly gentleman and his wife stands out as a solid piece of nonfiction bliss (not to mention the many other accounts worthy of this description).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh all the way to the bank..., May 7, 2007
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Whether you are looking for a creative way to pay your bills or just want to supplement your full-time job with some extra cash, ODD JOBS is a clear and resourceful tool for discovering unique ways to make money. Gehring's witty prose and clear instructions provide a perfect roadmap for a job that's out of the ordinary. Read the book and then get to work!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Oddly Fascinating, December 12, 2007
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This collection of "Odd Jobs" had some great ideas that I hadn't thought of. In providing workforce development services, I find individuals who are interested in starting their own businesses or becoming self-employed. This book helps one think "outside the box" and gets creative juices flowing to generate other ideas one could look for "odd jobs".
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2.0 out of 5 stars When you look at the cover and see Santa -- that's probably the best 'odd' job in here, September 2, 2014
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The book is more of a gag/fun gift to give someone. I wasn't looking for a new, full time career from this, but I thought it could spark some creativity for something to do on the side. Unfortunately, it was mostly jobs/ideas I could dream of and would never do. When you look at the cover and see Santa -- that's probably the best 'odd' job in here. Probably would be nice for a kid.
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3.0 out of 5 stars it's just o.k., June 29, 2013
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This review is from: Odd Jobs: 101 Ways to Make an Extra Buck (Hardcover)
Nothing new here. Not a bad read and she has a good sense of humor. I guess I expected more. Just O.K.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars some good ideas, March 9, 2008
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T. Gallion (Baltimore, MD USA) - See all my reviews
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The book has some unique ideas for making extra money. It's pretty entertaining, kind of different. A few ideas maybe useful, definately not all.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Save your money and time....and get a normal job., June 19, 2012
This review is from: Odd Jobs: 101 Ways to Make an Extra Buck (Hardcover)
This book has great ideas, but that's all they will ever be as you have to already either have
and education in the gaming industry to start testing games, or be randomly selected
by arbitrarily means for focus groups and surveys. What you have to do for these jobs
is more effort then the front desk job at an office which pays better and is much more
steady employment. You'd be better knocking on your neighbor's door and cutting his
lawn!

Save your time and make money the old fashioned way.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, January 22, 2014
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Instead of whining like a spoiled brat, read this book instead of begging the government for money and giving a fit. There are so many ways to make money, and you're an idiot if you keep asking the government for unemployment benefits. How else do illegal Mexicans earn money?? By not being lazy!!! How are they making cash and sending it to their families in Mexico? Because they don't complain like a bucking fitch.
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Odd Jobs: 101 Ways to Make an Extra Buck by Abigail R. Gehring (Hardcover - June 1, 2009)
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