Happy Sunday, everybody. I’ve been enjoying a little time off this weekend after working hard for the past few weeks to make my upcoming eBook really special. I’ve been talking about the book since late June, and it’s finally ready.
The book is called New Economy Superstar, and it will be released for free to the world on Tuesday, October 6th.
What the book is all about
When I set out to write the book, I knew I wanted to write about how people are finding new ways to live that aren’t dependent on working for big businesses. I’ve met so many amazing self-reliant people over the past three years since jumping into being self-employed myself.
The more I thought about what’s going on (and the more I read what other people have to say about it), the more I realized that we’re in the beginning of a major change in the way people live and work.
Essentially, technology is making it possible for small businesses and individuals to succeed in ways and areas that weren’t possible just a few years ago. That change is also being accelerated because of outsourcing, the recent global economic meltdown and a growing desire of workers to take control of their own future. These changes not only affect how we work, but also how we live because of the benefits of working in this new way.
This is creating an enormous opportunity for people to create their own future in this New Economy without climbing the corporate ladder.
In the book, I also detail many of the benefits of working in the New Economy, as well as introducing the concept of a New Economy Superstar. Finally, I share 10 tips for succeeding in the New Economy that I’ve learned from starting a venture capital backed startup and bootstrapping a few small businesses.
The book is split into 3 sections, and weighs in at a little over 12,000 words and 80 pages.
One of the reasons I’m so pleased with how the book turned out is because of the 11 fantastic original contributions I received from people like Gary Vaynerchuk, Chris Guillebeau and others. All of the people who wrote something for the book are Superstars or gonnabes, and I really look forward to sharing their perspectives with you.
How you can read the book (for free)
First off, do you call this sort of thing a book? Or an eBook, or a report? I’ve used all three terms to describe it. Let me tell you how I’m publishing it, and you can decide what to call it.
I’m publishing the book both as a stand-alone website and as a downloadable/printable PDF. Either way you want to read it, it will be 100% free. I’m not selling anything in the book. I just want to share my view of the New Economy opportunity with you and hopefully pick up some new readers for this blog.
Check here on Tuesday, October 6th for the link to the book.
How you can help (if you want to)
This is my first eBook, and I have no idea what to expect about the launch. I would love to get the book in the hands of as many interested people as possible.
Assuming you like the book and want to help out, I would really appreciate a link from your blog, or a tweet, a stumble or anything you feel like doing to help spread the word.
I would also like to hear what you have to say about the topic, as I have a feeling I’ll be writing a lot more about it in the future.
Anyways, thanks as always for reading. I look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday!
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