Sincere apologies if you have read just about enough on the $100 Startup book. Either Chris Guillebeau is the greatest marketer in the history of marketing, or I’m exactly his target market. I have read review after review on this book, and they’ve all been positive.
I’d like to add my two cents.
The $100 Startup: aggregates and extrapolates data from a zillion entrepreneurs who started small and generates advice from the commonalities among these small businesses.
The small business have the following in common:
- They all started small. Side projects or “I just graduated from college, now what” stories.
- They are all now not-so-small.
- Some are big deals, now, making a bunch of money.
- Some (and it seems the majority) are making $30-60K.
The author very much enjoys writing about what he learned. He maps out a way for “you” to make money doing something you love.
I put the “you” in quotation marks, because, clearly, this book isn’t for everyone. It’s not really for people who are making more than $60K. It’s not really for people without ideas.
But it reads like a storybook fairytale, and it’s easy to imagine working for myself. It offers a practical how-to guide, and it’s an easy read.
I read it by the pool, and it’s perfect for that.