The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future

The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future ↓ Hardcover Read [ The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future ] For Free ➤ Kindle By Chris Guillebeau ⠼ QA with Gretchen Rubin and Chris Guillebeau GR One thing that really sets your book apart from other similar books is its specificity You really drill down on how people have actually built these businesses Why did you take this approach CB Because most books about business are too generic They are filled with platitudes instead of data and real instructions There s nothing wrong with saying Go for it but the purpose of this book is to say, OK, you re ready to go for it Great Here s how you actually do it This isn t a book about business, at least not as most people think about it Instead, it s a book about freedom It s for those who want to escape from corporate life, build something of their own to support their families, or just find a way to make money. GR Is it really possible to make a good business out of your passion CB Yes, but the key is to combine your passion with something that is useful to the world I used to be very passionate about eating pizza and playing video games, but no one wanted to pay me to do it. That s why we have to go further, until we find the convergence point between what we re excited about and what other people value For example, I met a guy who was a snowboarding instructor in Canada He created a DVD set of instructional videos He followed his passion, he found a way to make it useful, and it s now a 300,000 a year business. GR Many books about startups focus on technology companies by contrast, you focus on small businesses started by people creating companies around something they love to do Often, they dont look like typical entrepreneurs, dont come from traditional business backgrounds, and dont have special skills Why did you take this approach CB I think there s a real misconception about entrepreneurship As you noted, some people hear the word startup and imagine things like venture capital, funding rounds, and eventually cashing out if possible It s not that different from the conception of traditional businesswearing a suit, sitting behind a desk, playing golf after lunch. But there s also an entirely different way of creating freedom, and it s just now starting to get the attention it deserves This alternate perspective is about starting on your own, with limited money and no special training You don t need outside investment of any kind , an MBA, or a 65 page business plan that no one will ever read You just need a product or service, a group of people willing to buy it, and a means of getting paid. GR The economy has a lot of people feeling anxious about their financial situations Do you think this is a bad time to take a risk like a startup CB When the economy causes us to feel anxious, it s also a good time to reassess the whole concept of risk For many people, it may be much riskier to cast your lot in the traditional job market But what if you didn t have to compete in a crowded marketplacewhat if you could essentially create your own job The beautiful thing about starting small means that you re not necessarily competing with anyone, and your financial risk is low. In the long run, risk is related to security Many of the people in this book were successful in creating their own security instead of entrusting it to someone else. GR You did a crazy amount of research for The 100 Startup What surprised you the most CB The first thing that surprised me was how willing most respondents were to talk about the inner workings of their business, especially the financial details The common attitude was if this helps other people in their work, I want to share it. Digging deeper, I was surprised by some of the interesting businesses people had started There is a guy who earns than 100,000 a year helping people use their Frequent Flyer miles There is another guy in Croatia known as Mr Spreadsheet, who has also crafted a six figure business helping corporate employees manage data better There were also plenty of interesting businesses that were traditional, like a retail yarn shop in Portland and an Israeli American designer who created a business selling hand made wedding contracts. GR You give some controversial advice you dont need a business plan, you dont need to spend too much time planning, you dont need a large amount of money to launch, and you dont need special skills or expertise What do you say to people who disagree CB I d say the proof is found in everyone who has made it happen My hope is that this book will serve as a blueprint for many success stories, just like the unconventional and unexpected entrepreneurs I talked to from all over the world. The 100 Startup is a twofer It s a kick in the pants to get started on your dream and a road map for finding your way once you begin If you re not ready to launch your own business after reading this book, you need to go back and read it again Daniel H Pink, New York Times bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind In this valuable guide Chris Guillebeau shows that transforming an idea into a successful business can be easier than you thinkYou are in charge of which ideas deserve your time, and this book can help you wake up every morning eager to progress to the next step Tony Hsieh, New York Times bestselling author of Delivering Happiness and CEO of The money you have is enough Chris makes it crystal clear there are no excuses left START Start now, not later Hurry Seth Godin, New York Times bestselling author of The Bootstrappers Bible Everything Chris Guillebeau does is in earnest The ideas inside this book willlead you toa better place Chris Brogan, President of Human Business Works and author of Trust Agents With traditional career doors slamming shut, its easy to panic, but Chris Guillebeau sees opportunities everywhere Making a career out of your passion sounds like a dream, but in this straight forward, engaging book he shows you how to get it done, one simple step at a time Alan Paul, author of Big in China Delivers exactly what a new entrepreneur needs road tested, effective and exceptionally pragmatic advice for starting a new business on a shoestring Pamela Slim, author of Escape from Cubicle Nation From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur Guillebeau has been in the trenches for years, and in The 100 Startup he guides you step by step through how he and dozens of others have turned their passions into profits It s essential reading for the solopreneur Todd Henry, author of The Accidental Creative This book is than a how to guide, it s a how they did it guide that should persuade anyone thinking about starting a business thatthey don t need a fortune to make one John Jantsch, author of Duct Tape Marketing and The Referral Engine Crammedwith data, checklists, models, and concrete examples.Thoughtful, funny, and compulsively readable, this guide shows how ordinary people can build solid livings, with independence and purpose, on their own terms Gretchen Rubin, author of the 1 New York Timesbestseller The Happiness Project The Startup In The Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead a life of adventure, meaning and purpose earn good living Startup Reinvent the Way You You Make Living, Do What Love, Create New Future Books Kindle edition by Download it once read on your device, PC, phones or tablets Answer each question with one two short startup page Business plan OVERVIEW will sell Who buy How business idea help people KA CHING charge Wedding Planner Zola Raises Million fast growing wedding raised million in Series D funding is reinventing planning registry experience its free suite tools latest round financing 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    • 1.2
    • 34
    • Hardcover
    • Chris Guillebeau
    • English
    • 03 December 2016
    • 274 pages