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If you want to escape traditional workplace but don't know where to start, then this audiobook is for you.

Explore a wide range of self-employment options - 35 of them - and gain practical tips on how to succeed as your own boss. These jobs do not require you to get hired by anyone, and you don't need to invest in a franchise or rent a store. For each one, you will find detailed information, including:

  • What you can expect to be paid
  • Where to go for additional information
  • What licenses, if any, are required
  • How to figure out if a particular option is right for you

Earning a living doesn't mean you need to have a boss. Take charge of your destiny. Be productive, and get paid what you deserve. Discover the many self-employment options that will have you...Earning Without Being Employed.

©2012 Jeff Evarts (P)2018 Jeff Evarts

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Good Primer for self-employment.

What did you love best about Earning Without Being Employed?

The average person has a start for seeking independence in the work world.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Earning Without Being Employed?

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What does Luke Rounda bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He keeps the listener interested............ he is not boring.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This is a good book for those seeking ideas or having a dream to be their own boss.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Interesting ideas for self employment

I had hoped to find my dream career even though I am a disabled woman facing retirement. But this good gave some general great ideas if you are looking at stepping out on your own and you have the ability to take the right steps from the beginning. Each job is broken down into what skills you need, what education you might need, tools you will need up front, licensing,how to find perspective clients and what kind of money you should expect to make as well as how and when you will get paid. Some gigs will pay cash or check at time of service, others you will invoice and wait for payments.

Quite educational, the narrator's voice kept me interested even when getting into the nitty-gritty of a job that sounded unappealing to me from the get go.

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How to be Your Own Boss

As with many of these types of books, they are giving advice on how to become your own boss, or entrepreneur. The book is really about how to get off the ground in a variety of self-promotional or self-paced careers that are not done from behind a desk. The book gives information on how this is done in each state and who to contact to get further information. It is not about resting on one's laurels but rather the work that would go into establishing oneself in a variety of careers.

The book gives quite a lot of ideas. I do feel that it's possible this information might be easier to take in in written form due to format and content of the book. The performance of the narrator is also less of a factor as this is not a dramatic book, even in the nonfiction sense where stories might be told. It is very informational. Overall, a good resource.

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review and am leaving the review willingly.

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Good practical information

If you are thinking about starting your own business, this is a do not miss book. It has several realistic ideas about what you might be able to do, what you will need to get started, how much money you could make and some things you need to know. It is a well researched book with a good amount of information. Several interesting possibilities! Also, the narration is easy to listen to very well done. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Great Read

Earning Without Being Employed: 35 Businesses Anyone Can Start and Run By Jeff Evarts was a good read. This book consisted of different jobs that are not of the traditional workplace. It also had some details on what to expect.

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Fantastic Ideas

I am a sales manager at a hotel and although I am not looking for a new way to be employed I am always looking for new hobbies and things to learn. When I saw this book I wasn't 100% sure it would be what I was wanting it to be or not but I kept going back to it. I am glad I did!

This is a VERY detailed booked. Some of the chapters were not points of interest for me but I still listened to each one because the knowledge this book gives you is immense! Its alot to take in. I do recommend have a notebook handy when you read. It is very educational on different jobs you can start on the side and build up to. The equipment you need before you start and how to save so that you don't spend all your money and then end up not liking it. The ideas are very original. I honestly wouldn't have thought of any of these except 1! It gives you details such as if you need a licence and if you do what states require it. I am actually interested in learning more about how to do several of the things in this book just to know how to do them because they sounds like alot of fun! The narrator kept my attention the entire time and I loved his voice! It was much better than I expected, I thought it would be very boring because I didn't need the content but I was very wrong.

Even if you are not in the market for a new job but want to learn about hobbies that could be useful one day def check this out! If you are in the market this is a must have! Its a quick detailed listen and you wont regret this purchase!

I requested and was given this audiobook complimentary at my request and have voluntarily left this review with my honest opinion.

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Solid primer for potential entrepreneurs

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a great primer on a variety of business that someone interested in starting their own business might want to consider. The author/narrator does a good job of talking through many of the things someone should consider. I can't speak to the accuracy of the information, but that sort of thing should be pretty easy to research if you are truly interested in one of these businesses. If you are truly serious about starting your own business, it can't hurt to check this book out and give yourself a place to start.

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This is a book of ideas. If your looking for more financial independence than this is a good place to start.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Great ideas to surviving the gig economy

Are you a millennial? Semi-retired? Looking for additional income or just looking for something different to do? Welcome to the gig economy and Jeff Everts’ book is well-placed in this new world. Although written in 2012, it is still very relevant. It came about after the crash of 2008 when the economy was shedding hundreds of thousands of jobs every month. Traditional jobs were disappearing, but people still needed a way to may income. Companies were hiring more contracts so they didn’t have to pay benefits and make pension contributions. Those who were the most creative and open to the possibilities were able to quickly adapt. Entrepreneurs crawled out of the woodwork, opened businesses, and began to find new and innovative ways to make money. Some for survival, some because losing the 9-to-5 job was the push they needed to do what they’ve always wanted to do. The incentive to take a risk.

Now, as workers have realized many of those traditional jobs are not going to return, people are turning to the gig economy. Now, I’m practical and I’ve had some health problems. I’m Canadian, so most of my healthcare is covered, but having insurance and a pension plan are important. If you are more flexible, able to pay premiums, or are covered by someone else’s insurance or are just comfortable without benefits (also those who need flexibility and/or are just desperate).

For all those people, this is a book to get you started with lots of gigs and careers you might never have considered. Mr. Everts has done much of the research for you: licensing, who the job might suit, what training is involved and why you might want to consider this particular job. Have you ever considered taxidermy, underwater logging, well driller, limo drivers, large aquarium maintainer, or electrician? How about scavenging whale excrement, being an ASL interpreter or an exterminator?

No?

Then this is the book for you. Whether you need to learn how to hunt truffles, what roadkill is good for, what tools a plumber needs or why practice makes perfect for picking locks, this is a great reference book.

Okay, so those are just a few of the 35 jobs/gigs/occupations/vocations mentioned. I want to highlight one – Crime Scene Clean-up person. Yes, this is such a thing. Yes, this takes an iron stomach and a strong constitution. Being able to work with the police is necessary and you also need to remember you are seeing people on one of the worst days of their lives. You are trying to make a place habitable again. Being available at all hours makes you more likely to get work. Building relationships with dispatchers, police officers, and other who can recommend you and your services is critical. Having plenty of supplies on hand is important.

Oh, and using the family minivan is probably not a good idea.

Sound interesting? Everts has even more information to get you started.

Not your thing? There are always dogs to be walked or painting to be done. This is a concise book with lots of practical information without being boring. I believe the narrator, Luke Rounda, went a long way to making it an enjoyable listen. He was invested in the material and I felt I was hearing the voice of the writer – a true sign of the perfect marriage between author and narrator.

Honestly, if you’re looking for something different, this is a great book. Even if one of those 35 work ideas doesn’t suit, there is practical advice on how to do further research until you find what you’re looking for.

Final note – although this book is written for an American audience, most of the jobs exist in many countries and although regulations and educational requirements might vary, this book is a great starting point.

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A Good Guide

This is a really good guide to help you think of alternative ways to earn money. Jeff Evarts does his research and gives excellent guidance. This book is great in helping you to know what to look for when researching a different job. The narrator does an equally good job reading the material. Luke Rounda reads at a good pace and has clean, crisp speech. Overall, this is an excellent resource if you're looking to have a business of your own with as low of a start up cost. I would like to see a book like this covering more opportunities, possibly online businesses. Is this worth your time? Yes, if you are truly interested in thinking outside the box for your next job or career.

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.