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

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

By: Steve Gillman (author)Paperback

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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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About Author

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.


Acknowledgments xiii Introduction xv Part One FUN WAYS TO MAKE MONEY Chapter 1 Stealing Cars for Fun and Profit: Auto Repossession 5 Chapter 2 Drinking on the Job: Specialty Beer Brewer 7 Chapter 3 Creating Beauty and the Beast: Makeup Artist 9 Chapter 4 Count to Twenty-One: Casino Dealer 11 Chapter 5 Magic Money: Part-Time Magician 13 Chapter 6 Exploding on the Job: Demolition Worker 15 Chapter 7 Maybe It s Not So Funny: Rodeo Clown 17 Chapter 8 The Business of Chasing Criminals: Bounty-Hunter 19 Chapter 9 Hilarious Income: Niche Comedian 21 Chapter 10 Juggling Burning Bowling Pins: Street Performer 23 Chapter 11 Digging Up Old Coins: Metal Detecting 25 Part Two MAKING MONEY OUTDOORS Chapter 12 Have Fun Frightening Geese: Golf Course Bird Remover 29 Chapter 13 Killing Small Trees: Christmas Tree Seller 31 Chapter 14 Swimming at the Golf Course: Golf Ball Recoverer 33 Chapter 15 Medicating Maple Trees: Tree Surgeon 35 Chapter 16 Chop Wood, Make Money: Specialty Firewood Seller 37 Chapter 17 Wintertime Profits: Rooftop Snow Remover 39 Chapter 18 Paid to Exercise: Bicycle-Taxi Driver 41 Chapter 19 Your Product Cost Is Zero: Worm Grunting and Farming 43 Part Three DIRTY AND UGLY JOBS Chapter 20 Jiminy Cricket!: Cricket-Farmer 49 Chapter 21 Mopping Up Brains: Crime-Scene Cleaner 51 Chapter 22 Pumping Poop: Septic Cleaner 53 Chapter 23 Traveling Grease Monkey: Mobile Oil-Changer 55 Chapter 24 Another Pooportunity: Diaper-Cleaning Service 57 Chapter 25 Preparing the Way for Santa: Chimney Sweep 59 Chapter 26 CapturingWild Animals: Animal-Control Specialist 61 Chapter 27 Clean Up with This Dirty Job: Garbage and Junk Hauler 63 Chapter 28 Work in a Sewer: Wastewater-Treatment Worker 65 Chapter 29 Perhaps the Stinkiest Job?: Maggot Farmer 67 Chapter 30 Blood-Sucking Profits: Leeches 69 Part Four INTERNET OPPORTUNITIES Chapter 31 A Laptop in Bangkok: Selling Writing Services from Anywhere 75 Chapter 32 Get Rich with Unreal Estate: Virtual Worlds 77 Chapter 33 Give It Away and Make It Pay: Profit from E-Books 79 Chapter 34 Automatic Profits from Writing: Auto-Responder E-Mail Newsletters 81 Chapter 35 Paid to Write about Feet: Niche Blogs 83 Chapter 36 Be Master of Your Domains: Internet Names Buyer and Seller 85 Chapter 37 What s Your Opinion Worth?: Online Product- Reviewing 87 Part Five GREEN JOBS AND BUSINESSES Chapter 38 Green Death: Environmentally Friendly Funerals 93 Chapter 39 Sleep on This Idea: Recycling Mattresses 95 Chapter 40 Computer Garbage Man: Electronic-Waste Recycling 97 Chapter 41 Be an Oil-Tank Tycoon: Old Fuel-Tank Remover 99 Chapter 42 Cash from Catalytic Converters: Scrap Metals Salvager and Seller 101 Chapter 43 Solar-Roasted Coffee: Unique Green Foods and Drinks Seller 103 Part Six HOME-BASED MONEY MAKERS Chapter 44 Be a Home-Based Slumlord: Room Renter to Friends 109 Chapter 45 Driving Home Your Profits: Used Car Seller from Your Yard 111 Chapter 46 Making People Pay: Judgment Enforcer 113 Chapter 47 Big Money in Metal Houses: Mobile Homes Flipper 115 Chapter 48 Judging a Book by Its Cover: Used Book Seller from Home 117 Chapter 49 Sell Your Dating, Design, or Dog Expertise: Specialty Consulting 119 Chapter 50 Staying Home Monday Morning: Virtual Assistant 121 Part Seven WORKING WITH PEOPLE Chapter 51 Handicapped Kids and Other Day-Care Niches: Specialty Day Care 127 Chapter 52 The Life of a Traveling Bartender: Drink Server 129 Chapter 53 Professor without a Degree: Noncredit College Teacher 131 Chapter 54 Coming into the Closet: Home-Organizing Consultant 133 Chapter 55 Students Pay You $50 per Hour: Specialized Tutor 135 Chapter 56 Prepping Grandpa s Condo: Senior Services Provider 137 Chapter 57 Paid to Travel the World: English Teacher Overseas 139 Part Eight WORKING WITH ANIMALS Chapter 58 Hooking Up Lady and the Tramp: Dog Breeder 143 Chapter 59 Making Pets Beautiful: Mobile Pet Groomer 145 Chapter 60 Paid to Visit Animals: Pet Sitter 147 Chapter 61 It s a Walk in the Park: Dog-Walker 149 Chapter 62 Managing Noah s Ark: Animal-Boarder 151 Chapter 63 A Car Full of Animals: Pet-Taxi Service 153 Chapter 64 Sit, Fetch, and Roll Over: Animal Trainer 155 Chapter 65 Caging Wild Kittens: Cat Enclosures 157 Part Nine CREATIVE AND ARTISTIC WORK Chapter 66 Bird-Poop Earrings: Unique Jewelry 161 Chapter 67 You ll Like the Sound of This: Voice-Over Work 163 Chapter 68 Paint Yourself a Profit: Mural-Painter 165 Chapter 69 Putting Antlers on Dogs: Gadgets and Gifts Inventor 167 Chapter 70 A Burning Desire to Create?: Aromatherapy-Candle Maker 169 Chapter 71 Carving Out a Niche: Walking Sticks 171 Chapter 72 Profits from Painting People: Temporary Tattoos 173 Part Ten BUYING AND SELLING THINGS Chapter 73 I See Dead People Profits: Estate Goods 179 Chapter 74 Their Loss Is Your Gain: Storage Unit Auctioner 181 Chapter 75 The Middleman Always Gets His Cut: Liquidation Broker 183 Chapter 76 Barber Chairs and Other Opportunities: Used and Unusual Furniture Seller 185 Chapter 77 Finding New Owners for Old Shirts: Used Clothing Seller 187 Chapter 78 One Man s Trash: Antique Treasure Hunter 189 Chapter 79 A Little Here and a Little There: Rack Merchandiser 191 Chapter 80 A Store with No Overhead: Flea-Market Dollar Store 193 Chapter 81 Profiting from the End Times: Survival Supplies and More Seller 195 Part Eleven CLEANING JOBS AND BUSINESSES Chapter 82 Sucking Up Dirt: Specialty Carpet Care 201 Chapter 83 Get Paid by the Banks: Foreclosure Cleaner 203 Chapter 84 The Money Is in the Details: Auto-Detailing Niches 205 Chapter 85 Cleaning Up after Trash Collectors: Garbage-Truck Washer 207 Chapter 86 Cleaning Up after Carnies: Event Cleanup Worker 209 Part Twelve STILLMORE UNUSUALWAYS TOMAKEMONEY Chapter 87 Be a Human Guinea Pig: Medical Research Subject 215 Chapter 88 Deep-Fried Butter: Unique Food Concession Businesses 217 Chapter 89 Secretly Watching People: Surveillance Worker 219 Chapter 90 The Parts Are Greater Than the Whole: Junkyard Business 221 Chapter 91 You ve Got Their Number: House-Number Curb-Painter 223 Chapter 92 Playing with Plastic People: Mannequin Business 225 Chapter 93 A Sweet Job: Chocolatier 227 Chapter 94 Putting It All on the Table: Tabletop Advertiser 229 Chapter 95 Small Cracks Equal Big Profits: Mobile Windshield Repairer 231 Chapter 96 Driving Other People s Cars: Contract Chauffeur 233 Chapter 97 Making Room for More Stuff: Shed-Installation Business 235 Chapter 98 Rugs for Students: Necessities Renter to College Students 237 Chapter 99 Beating the House: Gambler 239 Chapter 100 What to Do with an IOU: Note-Broker 241 Chapter 101 Animal Poop Coffee Anyone?: Rare and Unusual Foods Seller 243 Index 245

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/07/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781118014189
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781118014189
  • weight: 356
  • ISBN10: 1118014189

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