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“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”
– Toni Morrison

If you want to write, start writing. Since March 5, 2008, I’ve tried to follow a practice of writing 1,000 words a day. The practice hasn’t always been 100% consistent, but overall it’s helped more than anything else in building a powerful habit and eventually establishing a career.

The Money Tree: Finding the Fortune in Your Own Backyard

A story about the power you have to create your own financial destiny.

Like financial classics The Latte Factor and The Richest Man in Babylon, The Money Tree uses a compelling story with captivating characters to share its core insight: you are never at the mercy of fortune as long as you have an appetite for hard work and a willingness to step outside your comfort zone.

Order your copy today from favorite local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Audible, and Apple Books.

100 Side Hustles: Unexpected Ideas for Making Extra Money Without Quitting Your Day Job

Distilled from the Side Hustle School podcast, these case studies feature teachers, artists, coders, and even entire families who’ve found ways to create new sources of income.

With insights, takeaways, and photography that reveals the human element behind the hustles, this playbook covers every important step of launching a side hustle, from identifying underserved markets to crafting unique products and services that spring from your passions.

My latest book, 100 Side Hustles, is all about the stories, presented in a colorful “idea book” filled with inspiration for your next big idea.

There’s a side hustle idea waiting for you, too. Which idea will you choose?

Order now from, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, or an independent bookstore.

Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days

For some people, the thought of quitting their day job to pursue the entrepreneurial life is exhilarating. For many others, it’s terrifying. After all, a stable job that delivers a regular paycheck is a blessing. And not everyone has the means or the desire to take on the risks and responsibilities of working for themselves.

But what if we could quickly and easily create an additional stream of income without giving up the security of a full-time job? Enter the Side Hustle.

Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days, will give you a proven process that thousands of people are using to create more freedom for themselves. You need a side hustle, and this book will guide you to success.

Order now from, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, or an independent bookstore.

Born For This

Win the career lottery and find the work you were born to do. My new book is the culmination of years of research on people who’ve found or created their “dream job.” From the outside, it looks like these people have been lucky. But in reality, they’ve followed a process of trial-and-error to get exactly what they want.

Born For This debuted on April 5, 2016. I went out on the road to 30+ cities to meet readers and talk about finding the work you were born to do.

Order now from, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, or an independent bookstore.

The Happiness of Pursuit

When I set out to visit every country in the world, I never imagined that the greatest lessons would come from the community I found online and throughout the planet.

The Happiness of Pursuit debuted on September 9, 2014. I went out on the road to 40+ cities (more to come at some point!) to meet readers and talk about quests.

Order the new paperback version now from, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, or an independent bookstore.

The $100 Startup

In ancient times, people who were dissatisfied with their lives dreamed of finding magic lamps, buried treasure, or streets paved with gold.

Today, we know that it’s up to us to change our lives. And the best part is, if we change our own life, we can help others change theirs. This book will start you on your way.

The $100 Startup quickly became a bestseller and, more importantly, helped thousands of readers create freedom by making something valuable for others.

Buy it on, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, or support an independent bookstore.

The Art of Non-Conformity

You don’t have to live your life the way others expect. You can do good things for yourself and for other people at the same time… here’s how.

My debut book was based on the original ideas from this blog. For the AONC book, I traveled to 63 cities in North America (every state and every province) to meet readers. It was eventually translated into more than 20 languages.

Buy it on, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, or support an independent bookstore.


“I should never be left alone with my mind for too long.” ―Libba Bray

  • A Brief Guide to World Domination

    My original manifesto on how to take over the world while helping others at the same time.
    Read it here for free

  • 279 Days to Overnight Success

    The sequel to World Domination, on how to create a full-time career as a writer in less than one year.
    Read it here for free

  • The Tower

    What if life were like a video game? What truly matters?
    Read it here for free

My three manifestos were designed by Reese Spykerman, who also designed the original AONC site.

Tips on Writing & Publishing

As I’ve been writing 1,000 words a day, I’ve also spent more than four years annoying my publishers with questions and requests. I try to share whatever I’ve learned with other authors and writers.

These Posts May Also Be Helpful

How to Write 300,000 Words a Year
How to Write a Book
The DIY Book Tour
Writing and Speaking for Introverts
Good Writing Tips

Check out the AONC archives to learn more.

Nice Things People Said

I’m grateful for the support of readers and other authors. Some of them like the books and have said nice things.

“Chris Guillebeau is the Indiana Jones of career experts.”

“If you’re not ready to launch your own business after reading this book, you need to go back and read it again!”– DANIEL H. PINK

“You are in charge of which ideas deserve your time, and this book can help you wake up every morning eager to progress to the next step.”– TONY HSIEH

“The conventional world order has blown up, much to the relief of students, cubicle dwellers, artists, and activists who knew there was a better way.”

“Everything Chris Guillebeau does is in earnest. The ideas inside this book will lead you to a better place.”– CHRIS BROGAN

“The money you have is enough. Chris makes it crystal clear: there are no excuses left. START. Start now, not later. Hurry.”– SETH GODIN