By Casey Camilleri
I picked up Chris Guillebeau’s The $100 Startup for a few reasons. I love business books but what’s so great about this book is it’s very easy to read and it has a ton of stories that explain Guillebeau’s ideas. (Check out this 18 minute video, or the $100 Startup official site to get an idea about the book).
To Keep Or Not To Keep
Typically when I read books I buy them and either sell them to a friend or sell it on half.com. I feel that if I’ve already read the book, why read it again when I can read something new. May as well de-clutter and simplify my life, right? That might be OK with other books but no one is taking my copy of The $100 Startup. I will be rereading this book in the future and keeping it for reference.
Feed Your Mind
I love this book because it’s inspiring and I’ve been recently been listening to audiobooks as well that are very inspiring. What you feed your mind is very important and it changes your outlook and your behavior. I suggest not only reading this book but also listening to other inspiring audiobooks as well to get your mind in tune that you can achieve anything if you set your mind to it.
Next Steps After The Book
What Chris doesn’t go over is how once you launch your business (typically almost all businesses have a website) how important it is that you start your site laid out in terms of SEO best practices. I would recommend taking a basic web development and a SEO for beginners class as well. You can also learn all of this information for free through numerous blogs out there. I like using AllTop to learn further on any topic. The key is to continue learning.
The Resources Are Out There
You don’t have to learn how to code a site (there are so many free templates or cheap templates out there that it’s no longer necessary to know how to do it). It is important though to be able to understand the concepts and be able to implement outside code such as Google Analytics.
What would you start if you followed your passion
to start your own business where you could be location independent?