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

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 28, 2011 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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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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Not as weird as I thought it would be. I expected weirder jobs. The one listed where real life jobs that are just a bit off the beaten path. great for somebody looking for some inspiration. Quick no nonsense look at the job and how to learn more. I enjoyed reading it, it read almost like a story.

Contents

Chapter 5
5
INTERNET OPPORTUNITIES
15
Chapter
21
MAKING MONEY OUTDOORS
27
Christmas Tree Seller
31
Golf Ball Recoverer
33
Tree Surgeon
35
Specialty Firewood Seller
37
Chapter
77
Chapter
84
Buyer and Seller
85
Chapter 38
93
Remover
99
Contents
105
Specialty
119
HomeOrganizing
133

Rooftop Snow Remover
39
BicycleTaxi Driver
41
Worm Grunting and Farming
43
Part Three DIRTY AND UGLY JOBS
45
CricketFarmer
49
CrimeScene Cleaner
51
Septic Cleaner
53
Mobile OilChanger
55
DiaperCleaning Service
57
Chimney Sweep
59
AnimalControl Specialist
61
Garbage and Junk Hauler
63
WastewaterTreatment Worker
65
Maggot Farmer
67
Leeches
69
Chapter
71
Part Five
75
Senior Services
137
Dog Breeder
143
DogWalker
149
Animal Trainer
155
Unique Jewelry
161
Gadgets and Gifts
167
Contents xi
179
Part Eleven
197
Niches
205
Part Twelve
211
Businesses
217
CurbPainter
223
College Students
237
Gambler
239
Index
245
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About the author (2011)

Steve Gillman legally stole cars in the middle of the night while working as a repo-man. He has made money dealing blackjack, renting out rooms in his house, installing restaurant equipment, playing chess, selling mobile homes, assembling muffler brackets, hawking used stuffed animals at flea markets—and the list goes on. Eventually finding his entrepreneurial niche online, he has been writing for years about unusual jobs and businesses.

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