Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days by Chris Guillebeau
Non-Fiction | Self-Help | Personal Finance
Published by Crown Business
Released September 19, 2017
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My number one goal in life is to work for myself. I’ve never been a fan of corporate 9-5 desk jobs or customer service jobs. It stifles my creativity and heightens by anxiety and stress. My current job is so stressful that it prompted me to start taking anti-anxiety medications, eventually leading to the drugs not working and finding out that I’m bipolar.
Chris Guillebeau is the writer behind the blog The Art of Non-Conformity. He writes about how to work for yourself and live a freer life, both things that I can fully get behind.
Side Hustle‘s goal is to set up a profitable side hustle in just 27 days, specifically “designed for the busy and impatient.” I did appreciate that the book was geared toward people who already have a full-time job and a lack of free time, which is probably most of us.
Get rich quick schemes are nothing new, especially in America. It’s safe to say that most of us would like to have more money and more free time.
The book is full of useful information. The reason I couldn’t rate it higher than three stars, however, is that none of the information in this book is new or innovative. It’s the same information that you can find for free online.
Also, the whole “getting rich in 27 days” aspect of the book seemed gimmicky and lessened the quality of the advice.
I can’t bring myself to recommend this book because you can literally get all of this information for free online. There’s no need to buy and read this book.