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5.0 out of 5 stars Diversify Your Income, January 14, 2014
This review is from: The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life (Hardcover)
I enjoyed the Economy of You and found the dozens of well-researched "side-gig" creative and inspiring. This "moonlighting" economy is becoming more and more common, and for good reason. We don't have the job security of previous generations, and we're looking for ways to mitigate our downside risk. Financial advisors will tell you to make sure to diversify your investment holdings, but it's rare to hear one recommend getting a second job or starting a business to diversify your income stream.

Entrepreneurship is seen as a risky endeavor, but is it really any riskier than relying on ONE source of income to take care of all your expenses and needs of your family? Kim paints a diverse picture of the "side-gig" economy. It's a safer brand of entrepreneurship because -- by definition -- it's extra incremental income; you're not necessarily relying on it to put food on the table, but rather to build a little buffer cushion in case the whole day job thing doesn't work out.

This book isn't peddling any sort of get-rich-quick-schemes, but does share the stories of dozens of normal people making a real impact on their lives by running their own businesses in their spare time. It's sure to get your juices flowing on what kind of side-gig you could set up, or how to grow an existing biz idea into a bigger earner.

[Disclosure: I was given an advance copy for review.]
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