These are the best quotes from the book The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau.

Tired of 9 to 5? The $100 startup by Chris Guillebeau is a must-read. In this book, the author identified individuals who have created startups with just $100 or less and created a profitable business out of them. And interestingly enough none of them have fancy degrees.

Chris Guillebeau’s The $100 Startup teaches you how to live a life of adventure, meaning, and purpose – while also making a solid livelihood.

Quotes from The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.

The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

The new reality is that working at a job may be a far riskier choice.

If you make your business about helping others, you’ll always have plenty of work.

The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

Find out what people want, and find a way to give it to them.

The missing piece is that you usually don’t get paid for your hobby itself; you get paid for helping other people pursue the hobby or for something indirectly related to it.

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A feature is descriptive; a benefit is emotional.

If you don’t know what you’re doing, it’s easy to get frustrated and give up.

The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

When all else fails, ask yourself how you can help people more.

Entrepreneurs are not necessarily risk-takers; it’s just that they define risk and security differently from the way other people do.

Use the process of skill transformation to think about all the things you’re good at, not just the obvious ones.

Don’t waste your time living someone else’s life.

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A hustler represents the ideal combination: work and talk fused together.

It’s usually better to highlight a core benefit of your business instead of a descriptive feature.

Sometimes what people say they want and what they actually want are different things.

We choose to embrace a quest, and we choose to live for adventure.

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It’s always better to start from where you are than to wait for everything to be perfect.

Empowering others is our greatest marketing effort.

People follow you (or your business) because that’s what they’re interested in—you.

Dreams tend to grow as you pursue them.

I want to be remembered as a person who wasn’t afraid to start things.

A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.

To start a business, you need three things: a product or service, a group of people willing to pay for it, and a way to get paid. Everything else is completely optional.

Think more about what people really want than about what you think they need.

The biggest successes have the biggest failures behind them.

When all else fails, ask yourself how you can help people more.

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