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365 Ways to Make Money: Ideas for Quick $ Every Day of the Year Paperback – October 17, 2011
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From the Back Cover
Want to earn some extra cash
But don't know how?
Well, here are 365 ways you can!
There are thousands of ways to make money. This book contains 365 tried–and–true ideas that could help you bring home some extra bacon–or potentially set you up in a whole new money–making venture!
365 Ways to Make Money will show you how easy it is to make quick cash every day of the year. Money-making strategies range from the practical—such as selling things on eBay, to large-scale—such as catering events, to unique —such as hiring out your wedding dress!
Whether you're a stay-at-home parent, a student, a charity worker, a professional looking for extra income or a hobbyist looking to convert your passion into profit, this book contains something for everyone.
About the Author
As one of nine children, Kylie Ofiu grew up devising ways to earn extra pocket money. Now that she's a grown-up, she blogs about ways to make money at www.kylieofiu.com. Kylie lives in Sydney with her husband and two daughters.
Top customer reviews
Worth a look if you are not scared of getting out and meeting people but just need a few ideas to get you going.
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All 365 ideas are helpfully categorised into nine sections: making money from home, making money from you, making money seasonally, making money with animals, making money with cars, making money with domestic ideas, making money from your knowledge, making money with beauty, and making money with weddings. This allows the reader to easily discard any ideas that do not apply to them, and focus on those that can really be fruitful to them.
One of the best aspects of the book is the unique and sometimes quirky ideas it contains - which makes reading the entire thing, cover-to-cover, pleasurable and enjoyable in itself. Growing wheatgrass trays, creating pregnant belly casts, providing a party house, undergoing medical experiments, working as a dating escort (nothing more, I assure you dear reader!), conducting pet funerals, organising body delivery (yes, as in dead body!) providing a party bus, teaching a "just moved out of home" class, teaching people to survive in the wilderness, and being a head lice consultant are just some of the ideas that, while I would not consider doing them myself, really spiced up Ofiu's book, making it much more than a mundane list of small jobs.
Each idea is labelled with a symbol system to indicate home-based and computer-based ideas, those that require qualifications, start-up costs, age requirements, and potential hazards involved. Every entry has a paragraph to a page of information, providing advice on how much you could charge, how to make the idea more profitable, how to market it, and occasionally, websites or other resources of interest. In addition, more general advice is provided in the back of the book, including "Marketing for free (and cheaply)" and "Solutions to excuses".
Some of the ideas are ones I'd love to try - such as working as a "mystery shopper", others I'm not sure there would be much call for- such as shovelling snow in Australia*, or running a tanning bed salon, yet others are original and interesting - such as a "handiwoman" service for women who, for various reasons, may feel uncomfortable having a man they do not know in the house, or helping people get ready for dates. Some of the ideas require a tremendous amount of skill - such as sewing wedding dresses and suits - and yet there are plenty of other ideas that even kids can do.
By far the best aspect of this book is the bright and cheerful way in which it is written. Dispensed with are the dry tones and monotony of many finance-related books - but also shirked is the overly patronising girly language of other books which touch upon subjects such as beauty and weddings. Ofiu has done a superb job of allowing her seemingly natural enthusiasm to shine through whilst providing money-making ideas to suit quite probably anybody. Her own expertise in the area of hair and beauty is obvious, and it is probable that someone not as experienced in this area may not have focussed on this area quite as much, but this is only one small section of the entire book, leaving a massive 329 ideas still remaining for those who do not have qualifications in this area - or who, like me, struggle to use a hairbrush. It is difficult to think of a personal finance book more universally appealing than this one.
This review originally appeared on ScathingWeekly.blogspot.com - you can see more here:(...)