Today I published my 2nd book on Amazon. You can grab it here for free for a limited time:
Sweet Giveaway Details
After getting your free copy, if you enjoy the book and leave a review on Amazon, you will be automatically entered into a sweet giveaway contest…
Three people who’ve left reviews will be chosen to receive $1,000 in free goodies. More details on the giveaway can be found here.
Okay, on with the show.
The Story Behind My Crowdsourced, Ghostwritten Lifehacker Book
Now that you’ve gotten your free copy of the book while you still can, let me tell you about the backstory because I think it’s pretty interesting…
During one of my final weeks in New York City, I was having coffee with a bud who just landed a book deal with one of the largest publishers in the world.
Considering the prestige of the publisher, I figured that he’d been slaving away on this book for a long time…
Then he just casually drops how he hacked the creation process and it took him less than half the time that most people take to write books.
He’d taken a massive shortcut by having someone transcribe an online course that he’d already created, then used a ghostwriter to create the initial manuscript from the transcription.
From here he just tweaked it a bit and sent it to an editor who subsequently offered him a book deal.
He basically spent a few extra hundred bucks to go from online course to book deal that would probably open the door for all kinds of other awesome opportunities. I don’t say this to take away from the quality of his material, but rather to highlight some savvy that resulted in a cool outcome.
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After hearing this story I was intrigued.
What assets did I have that I could use to make a book?
I took an inventory of all the different pieces of content I’ve created and decided I wanted to test this strategy with something that would take the least amount of work…
A few years ago, I created an online community through google groups called HackingNYC. The group is still active and has about 300 people who are into productivity and clever workarounds that make our lives better.
I thought it’d be a cool idea to take all the lifehacks that have been shared amongst the community and turn it into a book.
And that is the origin story of The 63 Lifehacks Book. All of the content was crowdsourced from google group I created a few years ago to stay in touch with people who shared my passion for creative ways to mold a better life experience.
You can snag it for free for the next few days by clicking my ghetto photoshop image below.
Again, you don’t need to own a kindle device to read it. You can use the free kindle reader here.
What The Heck is Inside…?
In a few days, I’m going to tell you exactly how I created this book in less than 5 hours, but right now I just want to introduce it because its only free on Amazon for the next 5 days!
In this book, you’ll get 63 of my favorite hacks, tools, and workarounds that you can use to enhance your life.
- 9 Hacks to Save Money
- 4 Ways to Dropkick Distraction and Improve Focus
- 5 Strategies for Discovering More Time
- 7 Hacks to Massively Improve Your Ability to Deal With Email
- 7 Tools to Be More Efficient On The Web
- 5 Tactics For Performing Better At Work
- 4 Ways to Naturally Design Your Environment to Be Healthier
- 2 Hacks That Will Make The World Better (without you changing a thing!)
- 6 Ways to Get More Out of Common Electronics (like your iphone!)
- 5 Clever Workarounds to Avoid Common Annoyances at Home and Work
- 3 Travel Hacks to Spend Less Dinero and Travel More
- 7 Miscellaneous Hacks That I Couldn’t Find A Category For…like how to get more meat at Chipotle!
Everything I mention in this book is something I’ve used to enhance my life…
My hope in creating it is that you’ll walk away with at least 1 little nugget (or 63) that improves your life experience.
In a few days, I’ll be revealing the exact process I used to outsource the entire book with less than 5 hours of work so you can do the same.
Big thanks to the following people for their inspiration and lifehacks they contributed which can be found inside the book:
What are some of your favorite lifehacks that were not mentioned in this book? Maybe your favorite hack (and you) can make the second edition…