Got a new book for y’all that just hit the shelves – “The Money Tree: A Story About Finding the Fortune in Your Own Backyard.” By one of the most interesting people online, and probably offline too! ;) –> Chris Guillebeau!
Long term readers might remember him from his Art of Non-Conformity days when he was working on visiting every country in the world (all 193 of them – which he hit before turning 35!!), but more recently he’s the best-selling author of The $100 Startup and Side Hustle, as well as being the host and creator of both the Side Hustle School podcast and World Domination Summit in Portland, OR.
Super cool guy, and he’s given us 3 copies of his latest book to give away today. Set in more of a *story* form than his previous ones, so if you like your financial tips wrapped in fiction this one’s for you :)
More on the book below, and then on to the giveaway!
The Money Tree:
A Story About Finding the Fortune in Your Own Backyard
From his website:
The Money Tree uses a compelling story with captivating characters to share its core insight: if you’re struggling with debt, there’s a way out—without giving up your lattes…
Jake Aarons is in trouble. He’s being evicted from his apartment in less than 30 days, the bill for his $50,000 in overdue student loans is almost due, and the digital marketing agency he works at just implemented a new military-style grading system that might cost him his job. To top it off, Jake’s new relationship with Maya was going so well… but with everything else falling down around him, he might lose her, too.
In search of answers, Jake reluctantly attends a weekly group meeting at the invitation of a coworker. Everyone in the group is trying to create a lucrative side hustle with one key requirement: they can only spend up to $500 before earning a profit. Over the course of several weeks, Jake undertakes a series of challenges, first learning how to make $1,000 in a single weekend, and ultimately how to discover the untapped skills he needs to take control of his finances–and his life.
Sound like a book you’d like to read?
Answer this question below in the comments or via email, and you’ll be automatically entered to win one of the three copies we have. U.S. winners will win a physical copy, and international winners will receive a digital copy. But it’s open to all! :)
Here’s the question:
What’s the most you’ve ever made over a weekend?
Get your answers in by Sunday night, and we’ll announce the winners shortly thereafter.
Good luck! And big congrats again, Chris!
UPDATE: Giveaway now over! Congrats to Sara, Kenya and Nathan over at Millionaire Dojo for winning! Hope y’all enjoy!! And for everyone else, keep your eyes open at your local (digital) library for it to hit shelves! ;)
PS: My biggest weekend came about 8 years ago when I had a chance to turn around a project worth $20,000 (!!!) in two days… And the funny part is that I was supposed to be on a cruise that I had to drop out of and was totally depressed about, lol… But that just shows how powerful working online can be!! So many good opportunities out there when your eyes are open and focused… So def. be sure to check out Chris’ other books as well, as many of them will help get you positioned to be able to take advantage of such opps when they’re so kindly presented at your door. Particularly The $100 Startup and Side Hustle. Never stop learning!
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Jay loves talking about money, collecting coins, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his three beautiful boys. You can check out all of his online projects at jmoney.biz. Thanks for reading the blog!