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The $100 Startup

Chris Guillebeau

5 mins

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The $100 Startup shows you how to break free from the shackles of 9 to 5 by combining your passion and skills into your own microbusiness, which you can start for $100 or less, yet still turn into a full-time income, thanks to the power of the internet.


The $100 Startup

The $100 Startup

by Chris Guillebeau


The $100 Startup is the result of identifying 1,500 people who've made $50,000 or more with very modest investments (often less than $100), and Chris Guillebeau's subsequent focus on the 50 most interesting cases.

Based on his case study, Guillebeau pulled out a step-by-step framework you can use to find where your passion meets your skills and turn those into an income from your couch. This book is very likely to be the only book you need to start your own business. Using nothing but a laptop and an internet connection in most cases, you can build a thriving software, freelance, or education business - and scale it as far as you want.

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Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.

- Chris Guillebeau

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