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“Abigail is a terrific writer, and this book will both entertain and enlighten. Best of all, it will help you realize that what you do all day really is up to you.” (Seth Godin)

About the Author

Abigail R. Gehring is the editor of Back to Basics, Homesteading, and Self-Sufficiency, and author of Odd Jobs and Dangerous Jobs. She’s practiced living self-sufficiently since her childhood in Vermont, being home-schooled, home-canning jams and jellies, and enjoying natural crafts. She lives in New York City and Windham, Vermont.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; Second edition (June 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781616086190
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616086190
  • ASIN: 161608619X
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #270,851 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book has tons of creative ideas for making money, but I really loved that it addressed every question you might have about the job such as -What is that anyway? How much can you make per hour? What are the Pros and Cons? How do I start? I'd recommend this to anyone who is looking for some fun and non-traditional ways to make money.
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Maybe I already think outside of the box. I didnt find too many ideas that I hadnt already though of. If you are used to working in a cubical and want out this would be a good book.
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This was a pretty good read. It is amazing how many odd jobs there are out there. Abigail Gehring does a great job of describing each job and giving you an idea of what you have to do in order to succeed at it. Humor is placed in just the right areas.
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I just starting reading the book. It looks promising , a little over whelming its pack with job ideas. I not sure how much of it will work but I have lot more reading of this book to find out. There is hope.
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What a fun AND informative eBook! :-)

I noted this title on an Amazon top 100 list and I'm so glad I downloaded it.

CRAMMED with ideas for those seeking out-of-the-box type jobs of all kinds. The author also shares her own experiences, working many of these jobs herself, unlike a lot of these types of guides where there is no personal references linked to the author. That I really appreciated.

Jobs descriptions include not only what the job entails, but pluses and minuses for that particular job, helpful links, wage expectations and more.

And what a choice of jobs! Just a few included are: lipstick reader (I had NEVER heard of that one before but sounds like FUN), bike messenger, closet "exorcist", face painter, fish sampler and MANY, many more.

Yes, some of these I was already familiar with but many I had never even thought of or heard of. And in all cases, the helpful links and personal experiences of the author made this book so enjoyable and a cut above similar titles too.

Highly recommended, especially if you are looking for ways to make a few (or perhaps a lot) of extra $$ and need some inspiration where to begin your own job search.

One more thing, liked the presentation and format of this eBook. Easy to navigate and attractive too. :-)

Geraldine Helen Hartman author of the Groovy Green Kitchen series and Laughing AT the Grim Reaper!
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Heavy little "paperback"--seems to be printed on something just short of cardstock, but lots of information about each truly odd job that is listed (perks, downsides, what you need to get started, possible costs involved, and sites to check out). Not everyone would be qualified for some, but reading about these possible "careers" is fun. And who knows(?) a person might actually find his/her calling within its pages....
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This book was more funny than it was about actually making money. The only job that I would probably attempt is virtual assistant but I didn't need to buy this book to learn about it. The information is free on the Internet.
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