The personal finance publishing industry has recently seen a run on books about entrepreneurism. That’s probably because the side hustle has become a reality to so many people — up to 25 percent of U.S. residents currently freelance or work second jobs.
And those are just the ones surveyed. My guess is that the numbers are higher.
Among the best of the books I’ve seen “The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life.” The author, Kimberly Palmer, is a full-time writer and mom of two who started her own side gig, an Etsy store called Palmer’s Planners.
It wasn’t about getting rich, but rather to earn enough “to be in control of my life,” says Palmer, senior money editor for U.S. News & World Report.
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Palmer offers lots of very specific advice — her own and the hard-won knowledge of the side-giggers she interviewed. If you’re thinking about starting your own business, getting all the information you can in advance might be the difference between sinking and swimming.
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The deadline to enter is 7 p.m. PST Tuesday, March 25. If I don’t hear back from the winners by 10 p.m. PST Wednesday, March 26, I’ll pick a new winner. So if you enter, be sure to check your e-mail.
This is the second of four books mentioned in “How to be a side-gigger” to go up for grabs. Watch this space for two more giveaways.