101 Weird Ways to Make Money - Reviews
101 Weird Ways to Make Money, by Steve Gillman
- Wiley and Sons, 2011
I am the author, and I will not be reviewing my own book here.
Instead, I collected some excerpts of reviews which have been
posted on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I did leave out the one
which complained about the "short treatment" of the
many ways; how much did she think could be written about each
one in a book of less than 300 pages on 101 ways? In any case,
the first excerpt below is a nice answer to that review.
This is a fun book. In fact, the introduction is one you
don't want to miss. It's like a mini financial autobiography.
Gillman starts his story in childhood, when he was, in his words,
"an arms dealer, collecting spent ammunition in the Great
Paper Wad War and selling it back to the combatants--my brothers."
He moves on through dozens of ways he has made money right up
to his current income from websites on metaphors and backpacking.
The chapters are short--they have to be with 101 of them. Having
done so many things Gillman is able to weave his experience into
many of the entries, like the ones on being a repo man, a casino
dealer, or a walking stick maker. In every chapter, the treatment
is more thorough than you might think given how short they are.
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. - Jonathan P Greve
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! - Richard Mathena
I was impressed with all of the ways to make additional
money. The book explains the 101 ideas quite well. There are
even ways to go online to get additional information. - J.
This book has struck me funny, because not too long ago
I was cleaning out foreclosed homes in Southern California before
I got into real estate. And this book, "101 Weird Ways To
Make Money," by Steve Gillman is a must to read and will
provide you other means of income in this down economy. -
I found this book to be fantastic, but then I like anyone
that thinks out of the box like this. I can vouch for some of
these weird ways to make money because I've tried them and they
really work. If you're a died in the wool nine to five company
man, then you may not get it. - Timeshare Whisperer
Don't like the boring 9 to 5 grind sitting at a Dilbert
cube desk under buzzing fluorescents managing TPS reports, or
being a cog in a big assembly line machine 5 days a week? Then
don't! Hundreds of thousands of `non-conformists' are earning
a living in today's economy with fun, unusual and...even weird
money-making methods you've likely never knew existed. Let serial
entrepreneur and adventurer Steve Gillman help you, too, get
started today on a path you enjoy: making money part time in
fun little-known ways with little cost or little training needed.
- Danny Welsh
That last one was also used for the back cover of 101
Weird Ways to Make Money. And that link will take you
to Amazon if you would like to get the book.