Friday Book Giveaway: Low-Cost Startups

Ok. This was supposed to be a video or podcast or both. But, alas, a few things came up which have taken up nearly all my time this week. But, I’m still forging ahead.

Low-Cost StartupsForging ahead with what you ask? My (or your rather) Friday book giveaway! It won’t be every week but I’ll try to make it a once a month deal. If I’m feeling generous, I might do two Fridays a month.

So, here’s how it works.

First: visit the BudgetSnob (duh).

Next: Submit a comment on the book announcement post (that would be this post). Don’t worry about waiting to get approved. As long as you don’t put a link in the body, your comment will show up immediately. You don’t need to write a thesis. Just let me know you’re interested. You have a pulse, etc.

Third: Wait for Sunday evening, I will announce the winner here and on Twitter!

How will I choose the winner? I’ll use the random number generator from (see how it works here) to make it as scientific and unbiased as possible .

After I plug the numbers and hit “Generate”, I’ll take a snapshot of the screen and post it with the winner’s name. That way you can keep me straight. Sound fair?

If you haven’t figured it out already, today’s giveaway is
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Low-Cost Startups. I like this book because 1) the ideas are actually low-cost and 2) I didn’t feel like an idiot before nor after reading it.

In all seriousness, I know times are tough for many folks. I wanted to start this giveaway off with a great startup ideas book that anyone (and I do mean anyone) can use right away. And, not to mention, today is also when the government releases the U.S. unemployment figures. Good timing or just coincidence?

One more thing. Please only leave one comment. I realize this can be gamed but I also trust that you, my dear readers, are above reproach. Now get commenting!

For more information:
Read more about the paperback version or the Kindle version.

Disclosure: Yes, all the links in this post are affiliate links.

9 Responses to “Friday Book Giveaway: Low-Cost Startups”

  1. cheryl September 3, 2010 at 7:05 am #

    I’m all about low cost!

  2. Miki September 3, 2010 at 7:19 am #

    Sounds like a great book to me! Hope I win!

  3. John E Stone IV September 3, 2010 at 7:33 am #

    I’ve got a pulse and want to win.

  4. Jesse September 3, 2010 at 1:53 pm #

    I could always use more info about starting a business, and low cost startups are the best kind!

  5. Linda September 3, 2010 at 3:29 pm #

    Hi. I have a pulse and am interested.

  6. Joseph September 5, 2010 at 9:00 am #


    I am not trying to win anything I am here just for support of this game that you have going on. In the event that I am a winner, please bypass me and give to the next person.

  7. John Hayes September 5, 2010 at 1:30 pm #


    I want a galley copy so I can read and put this on our website and blog when they launch.
    I used to do management consulting, and did Research and SW Sales for a huge Business, Legal, Tax and Financial Publisher…the media, including my former employer, are chock full of lame and misleading info for bootstrapping and surviving a start-up. For headaches, this type of advice would range from “got headache? take asprin now,” to “got head-ache? Cut it off immediately!” I sense this book is much better.

    Can’t spill the beans, but we are develpers and VARs for Financial and Legal SW Systems…an affiliate link would help us both, too. John Twitter—-@FinancialSaaS

  8. Jerret September 5, 2010 at 2:58 pm #

    Thanks for the support, Joseph!


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