Giveaway: “The Economy of You.”

qThe 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.

Want a piece of that yourself? Enter to win the book.

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.

To enter:

If you do any (or all!) of these things, please leave separate, additional comments to get credit for each entry.

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.

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  1. Terri M

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this book! You are an inspiration to all of us!

  2. Want to enter the drawing. Current side gig to retirement-part time massage therapist. Could ramp up business if needed more money. Open to other business ideas.

  3. Barbara Calder

    Thanks, look like an interesting book.

  4. Barbara Calder

    I subscribe via e-mail. TY.

  5. Barbara Calder

    I also follow you on facebook.TY.

  6. Ro in San Diego

    I follow you by email

  7. Ro in San Diego

    I follow you by Facebook also. I have a couple of side gigs I could ramp up if I had to.

  8. Joan V.

    No current side gigs; but I would love to get some ideas so that I could develop one or two.

  9. Joan V.

    I susbscribe to your newsletter/email.

  10. Joan V.

    I follow you on Facebook.

  11. Nikki S.

    I’m subscribed via email already!

  12. Contemplating a side hustle myself so this book would be useful!

  13. I follow you via email and would love to win this book!

  14. Gina Bean

    Love personal finance books! Would love to win 🙂 Thanks!

  15. Gina Bean

    I subscribe to Surviving and Thriving via email.

  16. Gina Bean

    I “like” Surviving and Thriving on Facebook.

  17. Deb Coy

    Would love to win this book. Follow on email and Facebook.

  18. Susan C

    Would love to win. I’ve been seriously considering starting a side business for a while now. Even if I don’t win, I’ll probably read the book.

  19. This sounds like a great book–am intrigued by the idea of starting my own business…

  20. Hi Donna – I love your witty style! I currently am hoping that my PT job turns FT, but also want to keep my options open for a side gig.
    I subscribe via email.
    thanks for the opportunity.

  21. Cathy in NJ

    I would love this for my daughter. She is 15 and I am starting to give her financial boot camp training. The schools don’t teach money management and working in the real world. Donna have you ever considered writing a book? I’d love to read it!

  22. Susan W

    Like the author, I want to make enough to be in control of my life. Thanks for the chance for the book.

  23. Sounds like an intriguing book!

  24. Sounds like a great read.

  25. Barb in Phx

    Thanks for the chance to win this, and for telling us about Kimberly and her planners.

  26. I subscribe to your newsletter.

  27. I also follow you on Facebook.

  28. Sounds like an interesting book

  29. Subscribe via email

  30. Follow you on Twitter

  31. Like you on Facebook and all around like you!

  32. Terri M

    I am on your newsletter email list!

  33. I follow you on FaceBook. Would love to win this book — just retired and am looking for supplemental income. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway.

  34. I would really love to read this book!

  35. Tina in NJ

    This book looks interesting. Thanks for opportunity.

  36. I know this is what I need to do to make some more money, maybe this would help me out! Thanks for the opportunity, I subscribe by email

  37. Valerie

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. Valerie

    I follow you via email and bloglovin.

  39. Valerie

    I “like” you on Facebook.

  40. would love to get this, I am convinced a side gig is what I need

    I also get your emails

  41. I love your column!

  42. Looks interesting. Thanks.

  43. Catseye

    I’d like to win this book, Donna.

  44. I subscribe via email.

  45. Catseye

    Of course, I like you on Facebook. ;o)

  46. I follow you on Twitter.

  47. I also follow you by email – don’t do the facecrack though….

  48. Would love to win this book!

  49. I follow via email too

  50. I’ve been thinking about a side gig — this book would certainly help

  51. I get your emails

  52. I follow your tweets (moeyshay)

  53. I follow you on F.B.

  54. I would enjoy reading this and learning a lot …TY

  55. I follow by email.TY

  56. I like you on F B …..TY

  57. Kimberly

    Would love the ideas in this book!

  58. I am getting ready to start my own side gig and could use all the help I can get!

  59. I could really use this.

  60. Thank you for the chance to win! 🙂

  61. I follow both you and your daughter’s “I Pick Up Pennies” on email.

  62. Sorry, typo on previous email address. Happy Monday!

  63. Kim Kelley

    I love these giveaways; they’re always something that seems so helpful! Count me in!

  64. Terri M

    I really need to read this book!

  65. Becky H.

    Looks like a great book. Would love to win it!

  66. This book looks interesting.

  67. Kristen

    THanks for another great giveaway! Would love to win. I subscribe via email!

  68. Kristen

    I also like you on facebook.

  69. Kristen

    And I follow you on Twitter as well (@kchowy)!

  70. Caroljean

    This book would be great to read.

  71. Caroljean

    I get your e-mails and would like to enter the drawing.

  72. Caroljean

    I follow on facebook

  73. This topic has been on my mind quite a bit lately.

  74. brigitte

    Looks like a good read!

  75. Melissa

    I would love to read this book!

  76. Terri M

    I’m a fan of your on Facebook! Thanks for the Swag code alerts!

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