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Creative Ways to Make a Living Without A Job
Time to Break
Out of the Job Box:
Reader’s Share Cool Ideas for Turning Your Everyday Interests Into
Money-Making Small Businesses
By Valerie Young
Part 1 of a 2 Part Series
In his hour-long interview with Charlie Rose, Bill Gates said
something that made me grab for my pen. He said, “This is the best time ever to
be someone who is curious.” How true. There are so many fascinating ways
to make a living without a job. To see them, though, requires a certain amount
Like Barbara Winter, I’m constantly “interrogating” people about
their work. When I spent the night in the hospital last year, I asked a (very
taken aback) physician, “Why did you decide to become a hospitalist?”
month I spoke at a gathering of women optometrists meeting at a hotel in
While I was
testing out the microphone system, the hotel was setting up for a chocolate
fondue and martini reception. When I saw a nice young man from a local company
wheeling in vats of liquid chocolate, I pounced. I’m sure the hotel staff
thought I was a bit odd, but I was curious to learn how someone would dive into
chocolate – as a business, that is.
I’m not the only one who is curious. I recently held an
“Opportunity Detective” contest where aspiring entrepreneurs competed for a spot
in my Outside the Job Box Career Expert course. Contestants were asked to submit
10 unique small business ideas.
just a few of the many fascinating ideas I received. Sprinkled among the
business ideas are some lessons from me on how you, too, can break outside of
the job box!
For Creative Entrepreneurs, Problem = Opportunity
When you view the world from the eyes of an entrepreneur, you
understand that some opportunities come disguised as problems – and all the more
so in these challenging economic times. For example, there’s a company in
California that (and don’t ask me how) somehow sprays green coloring onto brown
lawns so homes that are For Sale or bank-owned look lived in.
Not long ago, a
cooking show featuring recipes from the Great Depression would have gone largely
unnoticed. But today, 91 year old Clara
Great Depression Cooking segments have been picked up by all the major news
outlets. The videos, shot in her
kitchen by her grandson, were such a hit on YouTube that he’s packaged up the
DVD to sell. They’re also monetizing the site with Google ads, but I could
easily see getting big time corporate sponsors like Ronzoni or Idaho potatoes.
If you could use a smile check out
Clara’s site or track her down on
Try the problem = opportunity technique
yourself. Think of
something challenging or stressful, then find a way to address it.
example, weddings. You already know about professional wedding planners. But
perhaps the only thing more stressful than planning a wedding is cancelling one.
Opportunity Detective contestant Erika Harris who turned me on to an actual business someone started as a
professional event canceller. What is especially noteworthy about this business
is that, like many enterprises (mine included), it started with a personal
In 2008, Lindsay
Riggin went through the painful process of cancelling her own wedding. Obviously
it was tough. But it also made her realize that she may be able to put her
social work degree to work by helping others in the same position.
Chicago-based entrepreneur helps her clients by doing everything from notifying
guests, calling vendors, re-negotiating contracts, and answering etiquette
questions. Obviously, handling all these details takes someone who likes
organizing things and has good people skills. But Lindsay also puts her
counseling background to good use by offering therapeutic support and advice to
individuals or couples.
organizing/detail part, but don’t have a counseling degree? Here’s a
work-around: Partner with a therapist in your area to deal with the emotional
fall out and you handle the practical side of things!
sometimes other people see our gifts before we do. When a friend saw John
having lots of fun with women at a conference, he encouraged John to create a
training guide on “Dating For Over 40 for Men.” John’s friend even offered to
market it for him!
may turn out to be a great funnel for John’s other idea. He even has a name for
it: “No More Nervousness - Complete Confidence for The Best Man - Prewritten
Toasts and Speeches for Everyone Who Has to Talk at a Wedding or Reception.”
(Personally I think John could start a little side business helping people come
up with catchy book and product titles… he’s obviously got a knack for it!)
There are lots
of benefits to surrounding yourself with other entrepreneurs. For instance, John
has another friend who is a Wedding DJ, and this is one of many add-on services
John and he are considering. If you don’t know other entrepreneurs, then make it
your plan to seek them out.
And in these challenging economic times, it is all the more
important to look beyond – or at least in addition to – the traditional job
“Growing” Teen Entrepreneurs
A lot of people share my passion for reaching out and helping
teens start a business. When I was at Yanik Silver’s Underground Online Marketing
seminar in Washington, DC last month, the entire first row was reserved for young
entrepreneurs. One came as far away as the UK – by himself!
advising all of those teens at the event was a dynamic woman named
Proctor. According to her business card, Shonika is the “speaker, author,
consultant, and doer” at RenegadeCEOs.com. (That’s her to the right of me in the
photo.) Her organization focuses exclusively on training, coaching and promoting
entrepreneurial teens across socioeconomic backgrounds and across the globe.
Virtual coaching (via phone & Skype) is available for those outside of the
Washington, DC metropolitan area.
I just revisited RenegadeCEOs.com and learned that MTV is seeking
contestants for a Teen CEO Reality Television Show. Obviously you would have to
be a REALLY cool parent to put your family out there on national TV, but if
you’re a bit of ham, it’s a great way to get exposure for your teen’s
entrepreneurial dream. Unfortunately, the deadline is April 10th so
www.RenegadeCEOs.com ASAP for details
and to learn about this and the other cool things they’re doing to support teen
Teens and children were another popular theme amongst
Opportunity Detective contestants. For example, David’s dream is to help fathers
and children spend more time together by teaching families how to start
businesses together. “I want to take teenagers and get them involved in
entrepreneurship [as a way to give] the vast majority who will not go to college
a different option than 'just a j-o-b.'”
Here are examples of seven cool full-time businesses David says
were all started by teens:
Cakes” -- Cupcakes on a stick! The brainchild of an 18-year-old girl
enrolled in an entrepreneur program
Creating videos and music for special occasions and events
Eco Dog Treats - vegetarian dog treats
E&E Basket Company – gift baskets for
Tutoring and strategy business for college students
Online SAT preparation
Selling imported Peruvian jewelry
Walter from Canada shared this enterprising example of an even
younger entrepreneur. “Grade eight Ottawa student Charlie Sobcov invented a
painted, plastic window decal to save migratory birds from ‘skyscraper
slaughter.’ Birds can see the ‘stop signs,’ but the paint color makes the
removable decals invisible to humans. Although he’s still only testing the
decals, he already has orders coming in.”
Remember how I said problems are an entrepreneur’s best friend?
Walter shared another neat example of the problem-opportunity approach in
action. After waiting 15 minutes in the icy cold for his bus, only to discover
that he had missed it, 16 year-old student entrepreneur Eric Forkosh decided,
"There has to be a better way…" So Walter reports, Erik created a hand-held Bus
Alert that uses radio signals to alert him when the school bus is coming. How
many kids, and parents, would love that!
businesses are very popular with the home schooling community. Another
Opportunity Detective contestant named Olivia tells of homeschooled teen in her area who turned
her love of plants and animals into a nature class for homeschoolers. “She
teaches plant identification, how to track animals, animal and reptile habitats,
etc., taking students on them on nature walks and has the class outdoors,” says
Olivia. How cool is that!
Olivia has been
teaching her own children to think outside the job box for a while now. Her
11-year-old even has a cake decorating business! Helping children is her
passion. “I’m always looking for what their talent is and guiding them that way.
After studying home-based businesses for 3 years (I’m a scanner), I’ve decided I
want to help women find their uniqueness and how to profit from it. I was
shocked when I found your website. It’s what my heart is! Teaching women to spot
their children’s gifts and to help them think ‘outside of the box’ instead of
just going down the same beaten path as everyone else is another area I want to
help with.” Adding, “They’re our future!”
I couldn’t agree more! What I love about Olivia is she “gets”
that there really is a way to take the thing she loves to do and share that with
others who want to do the same thing. Don’t you wish you had a mother like
Olivia? I’m also a huge fan of combining multiple interests into one or more
income streams. For an interesting approach, one reader is taking that combines
teen entrepreneurs and the green theme, go to the In the Garden section below.
The Opportunity Detective contest yielded dozens of other
fascinating small business ideas. Proof that a curious mind is key to thinking
outside the job box! What can you be curious about today? Practice flexing your
Opportunity Detective muscles by making it your mission to chat it up with at
least one business owner you come in contact with today. It could be the person
who owns the corner store or the dry cleaners… or perhaps your chiropractor,
yoga instructor, the trainer at your gym, the neighbor down the street.
Entrepreneurs, like ideas, are everywhere. You just need to look.
P.S. I was supposed to pick just one winner of the Opportunity
Detective contest. Note to self: Never run a contest where I have to choose! I
ended up choosing 4 lucky winners. They are Erika, John, Jerry and Raghu. Their curious and
creative minds have earned them a complimentary spot in the
Outside the Job Box Career Expert Course. I feel fortunate that they will be
joining this growing community of well over 125 Outside of the Job Box Career
Too many people waste time
daydreaming about being rescued by “Mr. Job,” the career equivalent of waiting
for Mr. or Ms. Right. This kind of passive approach is sure to disappoint. Face
it: The only person who’s going to liberate you from job jail is you! If you
want to be your own boss then take a proactive lesson from Jonathan Winters who
said, “I couldn’t wait for success,” he reportedly said, “so I went ahead
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graduates out for lunch in
some of the many 2007 OJB program
graduates gathered for a business goal setting
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few of the many 2006 OJB course graduates
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Job) gathered for a networking
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Since 2006, I have trained over
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Many of the
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telephone. Some are niche marketing to people in their current or previous
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stream going, and burned out attorneys. Others have taken their lead from me
and are quite happy to work with anyone who wants to change course!
Quick Marketing Tip:
Sometimes your niche market is right in front of your face. Like the
former IT consultant in Canada who plans to specialize in helping other
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she knows their world – and where to find them. She can post on IT blogs, write
tip sheets for IT newsletters, attend IT conferences, and on and on.
Other consultants love running workshops. One
ran her first Teleseminar within a month of finishing the course. Another just
picked up a cool $200 for a 90 minute workshop offered by her local library. All
the essential concepts are right in my course – all these consultants had to do
was share them!
Quick Marketing Tip:
Look for win-win situations. You could partner with a local bank to offer free
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This course has always been delivered as either a 16-week Teleclass or as a
5-day live workshop. But late last year, I made available a new Self-Paced
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being self-study meant the program was no longer time-zone dependent - something
my International students love. Plus, people could go at their own pace,
learning a new career on their side while still keeping their day job.
To make sure I could adequately serve this new round of trainees, I limited sale
of the Outside the Job Box Career Expert Self-Paced Course to 50 people. Once
the course filled, I closed the program to new students. That was in January.
But since then, there has been a huge pent-up demand for the program.
So I decided to open the doors to
more people. I still need to make sure we can adequately serve everyone. For
that reason, I am once again releasing a limited number of courses before
closing down once again.
this week, I offered a pre-registration period exclusively to the 937 people who
signed up for the “First in Line” priority notification list. I opened the doors
at 3:00 p.m. Eastern and the first order arrived at 3:05, the next at 3:06, and
it pretty much snowballed from there.
The registration doors had barely opened when we started receiving
a barrage of emails like this one from Debbie who wrote…
“I LOVE IT! You have NOOOO idea how excited I am… I'm just so
darned excited to find something like this! It's something EVERYone should
experience. I think I'm already making my list of potential clients! : )”
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The thing I really didn't expect was to have so
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the $500 discount came as a welcome surprise.
Due to popular demand, I extended the
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micro-payments summed it up this way... "Where else can you get trained in a
whole new business AND get all the marketing and business start up tools for the
same price as a fast food meal a day?"
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As Charles Handy
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shape our work to suit the way we want to live instead of always living to fit
in with our work... We would be mad to miss the chance.”
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Life is a
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~ Danny Kaye
You see, in life, lots of people know what to
do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must
take action.” ~ Anthony Robbins
In the Garden
Planting Seeds and
Watching Them Grow
From time to time, I like to feature the progress
of subscribers who are actively pursuing their dream of self-bossing. In past
issues I’ve talked about how growing a dream is a lot like growing a garden. It
starts with the desire for growth. Then, just as you would ready the soil for
planting, you must prepare your mind. You may, for example, need to work on
believing that you deserve to be happy, that it’s okay to both want to
make good money and find your work enjoyable, too, and that it really is
possible to live life on your own terms.
Next, you must plant the seeds. Seeds come in
different forms. I routinely hear from people who tell me that something they
read here planted the seed of hope. Sometimes an idea or a new piece of
information takes root and you suddenly see the world in an entirely different
And, just like a garden, dreams require tending in
order to bear fruit. Brainstorming, information-gathering, reading, seeking out
role models, and finding support are all good ways to nourish to a dream
If you have a big dream that involves making a difference on a
larger scale, then you’ll be inspired by the letter I received this week from
Outside the Job Box Career Expert Course graduate, Cheryl Young. Cheryl is a
passionate advocate for entrepreneurship from cradle to grave. It’s a passion
she is applying on a state-wide level as part of a grant she received with the
National Department of Labor with the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education.
Right now she’s looking at how education centers are working to
prepare people on unemployment to transition to entrepreneurship.
Pretty exciting stuff – but she has no plans to stop there. Here,
in her own words, are some of the other seeds Cheryl is planting to make a
difference in the lives of others:
I saw an article that pretty much says what
I was saying on the call about
Why This is THE
Perfect Time to Start Your Own Business on April 5, 2009 in real and
personal terms. In classic form, funds have been cut back by
34% two years ago and 30% last year and now
these career centers are being hit as never before.....
I am working on two other contracts that you
may be interested in learning more a bout. One is
which is about introducing non-traditional careers to middle school girls. I am administering/creating a camp this summer at the Career Development
Center in Bennington, Vermont. I will be layering entrepreneurship into
these careers, which we are also turning them Green.
For example, the students learn to make a
tool box. They learn to wire a lamp. The renewable energy teacher will
expand that into saving energy, solar, wind etc. We are a pilot for Green. This is a program that has been started here in Vermont by Vermont Works for
Women and now expanding into other states. Excellent program!
The other contract is working with a physics
teacher/engineer who is teaching a pilot course in renewable energy for
disadvantaged youth. We have 7 males in this first class. They have built
and installed a solar panel in a home where there lives a disabled man who
is in a wheelchair and having to feed his wood stove. Now he does not have
to do this and his house is cozy warm. Again, I am encouraging them to think
outside the box and create their own installation internships that will lead
to certification and ultimately their own business -- making money and
having fun! Who would think that is what a class with mostly turned off kids
would be doing?
They are no longer just going through the
motions. They are engaged in their learning.
We seek to create curriculum that can be
taught across the curriculum at all levels. I see it as a life skill that
every student needs to know...1) How to cut costs and save the planet 2)
Create a replicable model to bring to other schools 3) Create a funding
source for the course apart from tax dollars!
My message to you is to
stop dwelling on how much work it takes to cultivate the soil and plant the
seeds. And, instead, focus on the bounty your efforts will yield. In an essay
“Sacrifice or Stepping Stone?” from her newsletter Winning Ways, author
Barbara Winter reminds us of something essential. “Giving up something in the
present in order to have something greater in the future,” she says, “is
actually a wise pay-off.”
And Cheryl also asked me to pass along a message to her fellow
Outside the Job Box Career Experts. “With the economy as it is now, there are
many people who need what you have or are considering. Do not be shy and do not
let fear stop you. There are many in your community who need your guidance and
If you only do what you know you can do, you'll
never do much. ~ Tom Krause
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