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101 Weird Ways to Make Money: Cricket Farming, Repossessing Cars, and Other Jobs With Big Upside and Not Much Competition [Paperback]

Steve Gillman
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July 26 2011
Find creative ways to make money in businesses with little competition

Using interviews with unconventional entrepreneurs, the author's own wide-ranging experience with weird jobs, and extensive research, 101 Weird Ways to Make Money reveals unusual, sometimes dirty, yet profitable jobs and businesses.?Whether you're looking for a job that suits your independent spirit, or want to start a new business, this unique book shows you moneymaking options you haven't considered.

Most of these outside-the-box jobs don't require extensive training, and are also scalable as businesses, allowing you to build on your initial success.

  • Jobs and businesses covered include cricket and maggot farming, environmentally friendly burials, making and selling solar-roasted coffee, daycare services for handicapped children, and many more
  • Each chapter features a "where the money is" section on how to scale-up and be profitable
  • Author writes a popular website and email newsletter on unusual ways to make money

Whether you're seeking a new career, an additional revenue stream, or a new business idea, you will want to discover 101 Weird Ways to Make Money.


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"Don't like working a boring 9-to-5 grind, sitting at a Dilbert cube desk under buzzing fluorescents, managing paper, or being a cog in a big assembly line machine five days a week? Then don't! Hundreds of thousands of nonconformists are earning a living in the niches oftoday's lousy economy with fun, unusual, and even weird money-making methods you never knew existed. This book will get you started on a path you'll enjoy: making money in fun, little-known ways with little cost or little training needed." —Danny Welsh, Internet entrepreneur, RealDealCommunity.com

Drinking on the job, stealing cars, and mopping up blood and guts might seem like terrible ways to make a living, but there's plenty of profit potential in brewing beer, repossessing automobiles, and cleaning up crime scenes. Smart, creative people have already made millions of dollars chasing geese off golf courses and selling virtual real estate. A master of many weird trades, Steve Gillman shares his secrets for turning strange jobs into moneymakers.

Using interviews with unconventional entrepreneurs, the author's own wide-ranging experience with weird jobs, and extensive research, 101 Weird Ways to Make Money reveals fun, sometimes dirty, occasionally dangerous, yet incredibly profitable jobs and businesses. If you're looking for work that suits your independent spirit and frees you from bosses and corporate cube farms, this book delivers 101 alternative ventures along with the keys to making them wildly successful.


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1.0 out of 5 stars Pathetic Jan. 25 2012
By Eli
Format:Paperback
If a homeless guy put together a book of the ways he could rustle up some change and other crack pot ideas that are hopeless and ridiculous, this is the book I would expect. This guy is the cheapest bum I have ever heard his ideas are really bad unless you are into making really low amounts of money and or doing incredibly odd / disgusting things. I'm embarrassed to say I bought this book. Shame on me and anyone else whose wastes their money. I got scammed by a grifter
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Entertaining and Thought Stimulating Book July 30 2011
By Jonathan P Greve - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Steve Gillman does a very entertaining job of stimulating the reader's mind with some great ideas on how to make money that are of out of the box, fun, and potentially very profitable. I really like that he wrote this book out of his personal experience which he shares in the introduction. He's not somebody that just compiled a list of "weird ways to make money." He has--at one time or another--personally made money using many of the ways that he discusses in this book. As one of my mentors says, "There are a million ways to make a million bucks." I don't know if everyone of these ideas is a million dollar idea, but many of them could be if you decided to make them your focus, and as Steve says, some of these ideas will lead to bigger and better ways to make money as you implement them. If you're fed up with the 9-5 grind and not afraid to think outside of the box, read this book. You'll be glad you did. All great businesses start with an idea, and I guarantee that this book will serve as a catalyst in finding the right idea for you.
As a side note: If there are any TV producers reading this, I think this book would make a great idea for a TV show...Thank me later!
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Imagine --- easy money! Oct. 5 2011
By Richard Mathena - Published on Amazon.com
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As a retiree who still has a lot of energy, I found this book to be fascinating. Although not all of the jobs are to my liking, I am surprised that so many of them are so easy to start up!
26 of 33 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Book is just okay-I guess I expected more July 30 2011
By Laurie A. Hayes - Published on Amazon.com
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Many of the "unusual ways" are ones I have heard about before. Unfortunately, even the ones I hadn't thought of have very limited information about them in the book. Which means I still have to do a lot of research on my own if I want to learn about the ideas. I guess I had just hoped for more than a quick overview. I would have prefered more in-depth information that I couldn't find elsewhere even if it meant fewer ideas overall. Sometimes, less is more.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 101 Fun Quick to read Stories Nov. 10 2011
By Roch - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is so fun to read. Each of the 101 sections is an entertaining read; like short stories.
We purchased it thinking our son could use one or more of the ideas presented in the book, but after reading a few chapters we decided to keep it for ourselves. It currently lives in our guest bathroom as a treat for our guests. We need to get him one of his own copies, which I think will be beneficial to him as he searches for a career. I love the way Mr. Gillman presents so many different jobs and thoroughly covers them from starting at the beginning and giving good advice on how you might advance to make more money. I also like the way he gives expected income ranges. I would recommend this book for its great entertainment value even if you aren't looking for a job, but definitely if you are searching for job opportunities you must get this book.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too simplistic, and really kind of useless. Nov. 6 2012
By Charles J. Yeager - Published on Amazon.com
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I found this book to fall really short on solid information. If you just want someone to throw some ideas at you to see if any of them stick, well, then this might be the book for you. Also, is "seems" that for many of these businesses with "little" competition, are pretty much sewn up solidly by the people already doing those businesses. I mean, really, how many maggot farms are going to survive if the started today? Yes, maggot farming is a business recommended in the book. I'm only giving it 3 stars because it was a fun read. For actual usefulness I would like to have given it 1.5 stars.
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