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Old 11/20/03, 06:44 AM
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Free eBook: How to Earn Extra Money in the Country

I make this offer from time to time for newbies.

About eight years ago I was approached by a major book publisher about authoring a book on this subject. However, by the time I got enough together for initial review the editor who had requested it was gone and they no longer had an interest. I finished it and self-published. Sold OK, but advertising and limited-run production cost did not make it worth pursuing further in hard copy.

Forum members can request a free copy by contacting me at (do not private mail me for a copy). It will be provided an an e-mail attachment. However, it is a very large file (about a 230 page book) and most of the free e-mail services, such as hotmail, or limited access ones, such as webtv, cannot handle it. Members with those type services will need to find another e-mail addy to have it sent to. From there it can be downloaded to a diskette.

And, as always, it comes with a double your money back guarantee if not fully satisfied.

Ken Scharabok (aka Ken S. in WC TN)
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Old 11/20/03, 08:49 AM
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I ordered a copy from Ken a couple of years ago . . . it is a very good resource for anyone wondering if extra income can be made from where they live.
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Old 11/20/03, 11:31 AM
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Ken just sent me this, I've spent the last 2 hours looking it over. Great stuff!


Two items I haven't seen yet in what I've read, maybe I've overlooked:
Aquarium maintenance - for individuals or businesses (Dr Office, Chinese restaurant)
Pet sitting/walking / plant watering / mail taking-in - general house sitting

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Old 11/20/03, 03:04 PM
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I've had this book for about three years, and I can't recommend it enough. Although I am in the UK there were pleanty of ideas that I could develop.

Thanks again Ken for your generosity.

Alison in the UK
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Old 11/20/03, 08:19 PM
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ken, i just sent you an email about the book. , fordy
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Old 11/21/03, 01:17 AM
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I went over Ken's book about a year ago with a fine-toothed comb. It would be worth it even if he were charging. I still refer back to it from time to time whenever I come up with another I just gotta try this idea. It is very thorough.
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Old 11/21/03, 09:14 AM
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I also have Ken's book and find it to be an excellent source of ideas.
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Old 11/21/03, 01:10 PM
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What's the format -- .PDF? And what size is the file?
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Old 11/21/03, 01:37 PM
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Case- it's a .doc, right around 1 MB.

I converted it to a PDF and it got a little bigger, 1200 K.

My version of Word pages it out to 207 pages. All text.

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Old 11/21/03, 06:59 PM
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I've sent my request!
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Old 11/22/03, 01:18 PM
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i.e. Ken's book....


I happily spent many hours reading Ken's book last night, and will read more today.

It's a great book with much useful information. Ken sure put a lot of hard work into this, and it's very kind of him to share his knowledge with all of us.


Much appreciated,


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Old 11/22/03, 05:21 PM
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Thanks again Ken. I recieved my copy this morning, burned it on a CD this time. I wont lose my copy when this hard drive fails.
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Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
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Old 11/23/03, 12:36 PM
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:worship: Ken, I sent a email requesting your book. My word dosen't work. Hope it will work with PDF.
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Old 11/28/03, 07:13 PM
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Your book sounds intriguing, but I wonder if anyone has actually implemented any of the ideas and made extra money? Any success stories?
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Old 11/29/03, 06:40 AM
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I have only heard back from two I remember. Both tried the same thing and both said they were doing OK, and expected to do better. Both had gone into the side business of releasing white doves at weddings and other special events.

One thing I cite in the book is Successful Farming at one time sponsored conferences on diversification projects. In one follow-up they did, they found for each activity in which someone had reported a total failure, someone else had reported a success.

Ken S. in WC TN
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Old 11/29/03, 07:21 AM
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Thanks for the offer Ken. I e-mailed you.

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Old 11/29/03, 09:40 AM
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Thank you for the offer!! I have emailed you with my email address. Thanks again.

Found our 10 acres + 70 more!!!
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Old 11/29/03, 10:42 AM
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I've just requested my copy from Ken. I'm currently working in PA, with my family in WV. Of course the only reason I'm not there with them full time is that I have a well paying job and there is very little in the way of income up in the hills. As soon as the cabin is done and the constructon costs go away, I believe that if I can find some way of sustaining my family, it will make sense to quit. I've got about 40 acres, and even though much of that is standing on it's side, there is more than enough room for gardens and livestock. With a lot of luck and research on what we're trying to accomplish, I still can't make all of the bills go away, so I'm hoping for some ideas on how to make that income...

I never thought a piece of heaven would be so much work!

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Old 11/29/03, 06:36 PM
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I am always looking for ways to earn extra cash off the farm but not spread too thin (one or two profitable projects will do). Releasing doves is a sweet idea (assuming they return!!). I'd like to see your suggestions, but I'm not sure my computer can hold the file.

Is there a partial listing of your suggestions on this forum or elsewhere on the web where I could take a look?

If not, how do I send my email address to you? Thanks.
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Old 11/29/03, 07:37 PM
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Just send the request directly to me at What some folks have done is to have it sent to another e-mail addy and then have it downloaded to a diskette or disk.

Ken Scharabok
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