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Get Out While You Can - Escape The Rat Race [Kindle Edition]

George Marshall
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"The good thing about this book is that it holds your hand all the way. It really is a blueprint which shows you how to get out while you can. If you follow the advice and work through the process of making Plan B a reality, then this book could well be the best investment you will ever make." --Kay McMahon, BritishExpat.com

"If you are serious about escaping the rat race, or you just want to make some extra money on the side, then I would highly recommend you buy Get Out While You Can." --John Crickett, Business Opportunities And Ideas

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CONTENTS Keeping Up With The Beckhams Why the likes of David Beckham make so much money and why you don't Work Is A Four Letter Word Why working for a living is not really living at all Three Ways To Make More Money There are only three ways to make more money - two are for wage slaves Time Management Made Easy Why most time management products don't work The Magic Of Numbers How you can use the miracle of compounding to make better use of your time and make more money for less work Nobody's Fool Why you should avoid business opportunities that require a greater fool to come along It's Not Who You Know . . . In today's world, it's what you know not who you know that counts Plan B Plan B - how to spend less time working while making more money No job. Just eBay. How eBay can provide you with both experience in making money online and a good income to boot How To Start Your First Internet Business In Less Than An Hour One hour later and you are in business! You Don't Need No Rich Dad Why I don't build pipelines or carry buckets How Does Your Garden Grow? How to develop an online business from an acorn to a might oak tree Show Me The Money How to make money from a website What's In A Name? The importance of domain names to your online business and as an investment opportunity Google Is Your New Best Friend Why high search engine rankings will deliver customers to your door 365 days of the year - and how to get them How To Earn Money By Asking Visitors To Leave Your Website Affiliate marketing and how you can earn commissions by selling products and services for thousands of online retailers The Sea Monkey That Builds Websites Free web building software and an easy to follow walkthrough showing you how to build a simple website using it Let Google Pay Your Mortgage How incorporating Google Adsense into your web pages can pay off big time Get Out While You Can The obligatory final chapter - and a call to arms

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1731 KB
  • Print Length: 440 pages
  • Publisher: Geronimo Books (23 Mar 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004TNHQWE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (189 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #124,124 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Glasgow born entrepreneur and author of Get Out While You Can - Escape The Rat Race (2010). His latest book, Why Do Only Fools And Horses Work? will be published in 2014.


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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed Feelings 9 July 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
First of all, I strongly agree with the comments that the first half of this book was incredibly hard-going to read. I don't think I've ever read a book that manages to labour on about one single point for almost 50% of its entire content.

If the author had condensed that into a chapter or two, which would have been perfectly reasonable, it would have been an excellent start to the book.

Whilst it's popular to worship the internet as the golden solution to the daily grind of going to work, it is phenomenally competitive in every single area of earning potential the author mentions in this book. Please, whatever you do, don't think that it is a case of simply implementing his advice and watching the money roll in. It doesn't work like that and it never will. Thinking and doing as if it will do will cause you a great deal more pain than dealing with your current job, believe me.

That doesn't mean that he doesn't give good advice and that money isn't there to be made, but it, in my opinion, should be looked upon as a "potential supplement" to your income, as opposed to a substitute for a career you're not happy with.

Going down the road of "Internet Marketing" can very quickly leave you out of pocket. Internet Marketers spend thousands upon thousands of pounds/dollars employing highly-skilled sales copywriters to get people to invest in products and services that they promise will facilitate this process and even though I don't put the author into the bracket of being one of those people, the likelihood of you quickly encountering them by going into the online world that the author encourages is very high.

I think the author comes across as a well-meaning person and I haven't written this review to slam him.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
By Emmster TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I think this is a great book to fire the imagination of those wanting to get out of the rat-race and head off, captaining their own ship.
George tells you a little about himself, entrepreneurial beginnings and his increasingly successful forays into the internet marketing world.

There is a lot of introductory material regarding building affiliate websites, including the actual location of products with affiliate programs, the purchasing of domain names and the construction of websites.
This is all good stuff - but don't go thinking that this is a blueprint to affiliate marketing riches. It takes a lot more in-depth work to identify a paying market and then monetise your site. You'll end up competing with other affiliate marketers and you will need to become clued up on many other subjects: Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Pay Per Click (if you want to buy your website traffic rather than get it 'organically').

There is also almost no material about setting up a business itself and, whilst its true that you should concentrate on actually making some money first, once you're up and running, you'll need to make sure you've got your accounts in order - the VAT man (and HM Revenue and Customs in general) is not someone you want to get on the wrong side of.

I think this is a great inspirational book for making people sit up and *want* to strike out on their own. But, as with all these type of books, people should read them with the understanding that these are introductory teasers to a different way of working. There are many many areas of knowledge that you will need to "flesh out" if you want to truly set-up on your own and become successful.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a complet picture. 4 Jan 2012
By San
Format:Paperback
The book is about how to earn money online by using Internet marketing such as Google Adsense or Affiliate methods. The writer seems to have forgotten that while it is possible to earn money online, it is definitely not easy money.

Pros: Gives you basic knowledge of Internet Marketing.
Mentions free tools and methods you can use.
Good and inspiring read at times.
If you are completely new to Internet Marketing and contents creating then this book tries to show you some ropes.
Examples of his own web ventures to assure it is possible.

Cons: Only the second half of the book is useful in a practical way.
Repetitive at times.
Doesn't mentions any legal issues which you have to comply to if you create a website or blog for earning purpose. For example Google Adsense requires every website which shows its Adsense Program to have a Privacy Policy. No mention for such issue. Neither is for Terms and Conditions of a website.
It fails to tell you that the reality of living off the net requires a good understanding of SEO, be able to use the website or blog creating tools competently, ample amount of time, and dedication.

On the whole, the book is OK if you are new in IM or hoping to take your first step, but then there is nothing new which is not already on the net for free.
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37 of 42 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars For Beginners in Internet Marketing 9 Jan 2012
By vonne
Format:Paperback
I bought this book perhaps foolishly thinking that it would be different from the many emails I have received in the past promising riches from Internet Marketing with a. little money b.little knowledge and c.little or no effort.

The content of this book relies heavily on quotes, past stories of internet start-ups and famous people e.g. David Beckham. I had to read through over 100 pages of questioning work ethics and stories about David Beckham before getting to the meat of the sandwich. Once I got into the meat I was then confronted with too many pages on how to set-up a Word Press website - frustrating as if I wanted to know how to setup a Word Press or website I would either bought a book on that subject or searched for this information 'free' on the internet.

For someone who knows anything about Internet Marketing there is nothing new here. If you know very little or nothing about Internet Marketing this could be an okay book for you, however - most of this information is freely available on the internet, and you will still need considerable start-up capital, lots of knowledge and so much more time and effort than 1 hour a day.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good although I wonder if it's getting dated now with ...
Very good although I wonder if it's getting dated now with tablets and mobile technology (it's mostly about building traditional websites).
Published 18 days ago by AD
1.0 out of 5 stars Baloney
I'd read the one star reviews of this book if you want to have a fair assessment of what the book offers. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Jim 8888
5.0 out of 5 stars bought as a gift
My son requested this, when I asked him what he wanted for a present, along with another book. I usually buy from Amazon as the price & service is very good
Published 11 months ago by s+s/sci fi buff1
3.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT book but unstructured
This book IS a real eyeopener with lots of great ideas written in an easily understable language BUT once you've read it and want to look again for certain more interesting... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Mette
5.0 out of 5 stars At last-a straight talking british author
George talks about the traps of expecting a comfortable life as a wage slave. This makes you like a business with only one customer, who will then do what he likes with you. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Mr. M. Sells
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book !
I really enjoyed the book. I have decided to get out of this rat race. This book has given me the information, motivation and a belief that i can do it. Loved it.
Published 17 months ago by Natgags
4.0 out of 5 stars Half the Book is Absolutely Perfect
In the vein of "The 4 Hour Workweek", Get Out While You Can is a book encouraging you not to continue as a wage slave, and to find a way to make yourself multiple revenue... Read more
Published 18 months ago by The Finance Guy UK
4.0 out of 5 stars Get out of what !!!!!!!!
Like it so much that I bought the book, after reading the Kindle copy.
The reason for this was to enable easy reference for items mentioned in the book / kindle. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Robert
1.0 out of 5 stars Very poor
This book rambles on with no direction, lack of ideas and was a total waste of money.
It tells you nothing that you dont already know and its bordering on patronising. Read more
Published 24 months ago by andrea
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book BUT is needs some serious editing
Good book when you finally get to the interesting and informative bits and when he stops going on about the Beckhams. Needs some serious editing.
Published on 19 Aug 2012 by chappers
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