Best-selling author Chris Guillebeau presents a full-color ideabook featuring 100 stories of regular people launching successful side businesses that almost anyone can do.
This unique guide features the startup stories of regular people launching side businesses that almost anyone can do: an urban tour guide, an artist inspired by maps, a travel site founder, an ice pop maker, a confetti photographer, a group of friends who sell hammocks to support local economies, and many more. In 100 Side Hustles, best-selling author of The $100 Startup Chris Guillebeau presents a colorful "idea book" filled with inspiration for your next big idea. Distilled from Guillebeau's popular Side Hustle School podcast, these case studies feature teachers, artists, coders, and even entire families who've found ways to create new sources of income. With insights, takeaways, and photography that reveals the human element behind the hustles, this playbook covers every important step of launching a side hustle, from identifying underserved markets to crafting unique products and services that spring from your passions. Soon you'll find yourself joining the ranks of these innovative entrepreneursmaking money on the side while living your best life.
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About the Author
Chris Guillebeau is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The $100 Startup and The Happiness of Pursuit, and the Wall Street Journal bestseller Born for This. He is creator and host of the annual World Domination Summit, a gathering of cultural creatives that attracts such speakers as Susan Cain, Brené Brown, and Gretchen Rubin. Guillebeau speaks at dozens of events, companies, and universities, including Google, Facebook, SXSW, Evernote, LeWeb, and more. He recently completed a personal goal of visiting every country in the world.
Table of Contents
I Real People, Real Money 8
Earning real money on the side isn't a fantasy-it's real life. Consider how these people created income and security for themselves, often in surprising ways.
II Ideas Are Everywhere 26
By mastering the skill of observation, you'll learn to spot opportunities wherever you go. That's what the people featured in this chapter did-and the results speak for themselves.
III Use the Skills You Already Have 50
Don't go back to college; use what you know now. The people featured in this chapter's stories used a skill they already had to make extra money-sometimes a lot of it.
IV Buy Low, Sell High 76
This business opportunity started approximately 150,000 years ago. It's evolved a bit since then, but the principles remain the same. These modern-day merchants find ways to buy goods at one price, and then sell them at a higher one.
V Teach What You Know 98
Your knowledge is valuable: take what you've learned and share it with others.
VI Bring People Together 120
Have a knack for producing events or experiences? Use the power of community to connect people while getting paid.
VII Get Crafty, Get Paid 146
If you have a penchant for a paintbrush or a love of making pottery, you might be able to turn your creations into money-just like the people in these stories did.
VIII Automate Your Income 168
"Earn money while you sleep" is the ultimate promise-and for these people, it's part of their daily routine. These stories illustrate how working smarter, not just harder, can help you create systems that will pay out over and over.
IX See the World Without Going Broke 186
If you don't want to be confined to a desk, how about living in an RV or jetting out on a series of one-way plane tickets around the globe? For those looking for a room with a view, preferably one that someone else pays for, read on.
X Eat, Drink, and Be Merry 200
Cookies, coffee, ice pops, and beer-these stories really take the cake.
XI Do Good and Do Well 220
Don't choose between profit and philanthropy-do both. You can do good while doing well.
XII There's an App for That 244
Social media and the "sharing economy" aren't just about being neighborly. There's money to be made! These stories feature affiliate marketing, mobile applications, and more.
XIII Keep It in the Family 258
Some side hustlers start young, and some parents involve the whole family in their entrepreneurial adventures. These stories feature kids, families, or partnerships.
XIV Start Your Own Factory 278
If you build it, will they come? Maybe, but first you have to build it. The people in these stories learned about sourcing, manufacturing, or both. Even complex projects (a boat in a backpack?) can be done part-time, without quitting your job.
XV Ramp Up: Million-Dollar Side Hustles 302
Side hustles are great for earning extra cash-and sometimes they earn a lot of it. These stories represent people with hustles that produce high six figures or seven figures in annual income.
Unemployed Author Publishing Book with Help of Good Friends 326
About the Author 329
Image Credits 330
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
100 Side Hustles is the best side hustle ideas book for anyone who wants to start a side hustle without quitting their job. What l loved the most are the inspiring and practical ideas Chris shared, with real-life examples of people doing them successfully. After listening to this book, you will find at least one profitable side hustle idea that you can start right away. I found more than one idea and highly recommend you get this book today. Even better, pair it with this book "Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days" to make the perfect combo for your side hustle.
How can you get new ideas and inspiration in business? By studying successful businesses and processes. When you follow someone's business journey, even if it's unrelated to your area, it can spark unexpected inspiration and motivation. The book 100 Side Hustles is just that - garden of ideas and inspiration. Read about the curated bunch of businesses and entrepreneurs who made Chris Guillebeau's pick. Get this book, study the processes and let the inspiration flow... What a treat.