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Still in his early thirties, Chris Guillebeau completed a tour of every country on earth and yet heâs never held a âreal jobâ or earned a regular paycheck. Rather, he has a special genius for turning ideas into income, and he uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give back.
Chris identified 1,500 individuals who have built businesses earning $50,000 or more from a modest investment (in many cases, $100 or less), and focused on the 50 most intriguing case studies. In nearly all cases, people with no special skills discovered aspects of their personal passions that could be monetized, and were able to restructure their lives in ways that gave them greater freedom and fulfillment.
Here, finally, distilled into one easy-to-use guide, are the most valuable lessons from those whoâve learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfillment. Itâs all about finding the intersection between your âexpertiseââeven if you donât consider it suchâand what other people will pay for. You donât need an MBA, a business plan or even employees. All you need is a product or service that springs from what you love to do anyway, people willing to pay, and a way to get paid.