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  • Paperback: 440 pages
  • Publisher: Geronimo Books; First edition (13 Dec. 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 0953593215
  • ISBN-13: 978-0953593217
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.2 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (191 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 306,128 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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"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

About the Author

Karl Marx got it wrong. Religion isn't the opium of the masses. Work is.

We live in a society based on wage slavery. Every day millions of people go to work as wage slaves. Why they do this isn't as obvious as you might think. They do so not to earn money. They do so because that is what is expected of them.

From the day we are born we are sold the lie that is Plan A. Work hard at school, secure a good job, set your sights on promotion, climb the corporate ladder, live happily ever after. The problem being very few of us do live happily ever after.

For far too many people the reality of Plan A is this. Working longer and longer hours just to make ends meet, condemned to a life of wage slavery, drowning in sea of debt, poverty of mind and spirit, existing merely to work.

Plan A didn't even work for most people during the so-called good times.

With the current economic problems we face, and the far bigger ones ahead (an ageing population, peak oil, climate change, the looming pension crisis to name but a few), it's more vital than ever that we at least consider alternatives to "earning a living".

Maverick economist and internet entrepreneur, George Marshall, thinks work is a four letter word.

He thinks we are all mad to spend 40 or more hours every week for 40 or more years of our lives "earning a living". Especially when we don't have to.

In our frantic bid to earn enough money we don't realise that in return for a wage packet we trade our most valuable possession. Our time.

The big mistake we make is to sell our time by the hour. Instead we should be doing what movie stars do. Do an hour's work and then allow that hour's work to make us money for days, weeks, months, years even, to come.

We can't all be movie stars unfortunately, but thanks to the information age, anyone who can turn on a computer can put their time to work for them just like those movie stars do.

George Marshall has spent the last six years excavating an escape tunnel that leads directly away from the rat race. He calls it Plan B and he thinks it's an escape route you might want to explore for yourself.

It won't bring the wage slave society crashing down, but for tens of thousands of people just like you, it may just provide the blueprint for the life of endless possibility that you were born to lead.

George has developed a Plan B that will help you make more money by working less hours.

His complete blueprint for escaping the rat race will show you exactly how to make money by building simple information-based websites and then monetising them through advertising, Google Adsense and affiliate marketing.

More good news - he writes in Plain English!

Plan B is a simply yet revolutionary idea. And it's this. Get out while you can.


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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Andrew E on 9 July 2012
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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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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Emmster TOP 500 REVIEWER on 5 Jun. 2012
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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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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By MR G MILLER on 20 Feb. 2012
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Where to start? For one, a very inspirational book. The author tells it exactly how it is - if we work for someone else we will always be a wage slave (a fact that nobody can argue with). So what do we do about it? Sit & moan day after day about how we hate our job, hate the money we get for the job we hate or get off our backsides & do something about it?

Downside - I am very sceptical about this kind of book. Why on earth would anybody who knows how to make money on the internet (or anywhere else) go & tell as many people as they can how to take a significant slice of that money? This is the only reason I give this book (or any book of this type) a 4 instead of a 5. I am also still to see a review of anybody who has made any kind of money after reading this book. I've just published my first website so I'll comeback & let anybody who is interested know if I make anything.

Upside - It's inspired me to write my first website. No other book has EVER made me do that. I have plans for at least 4 or 5 more but will decide as time goes by to how much effort I put in (for obvious reasons). This book made me do that, nothing else but the inspiration I gained.

For the handful of 1 & 2 star reviews - what did you expect? A point by point guide on exactly what you have to do & follow these instructions and the money will come pouring in? Get real! All any book of this type can do is inspire you to do it & give the basic ideas/concepts on how to do it. Yes, there were times when I wished the author had 'explained that in a little more detail' or 'hadn't ranted on about that so much' but in all honesty what were you expecting?
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