Non-Fiction Review of Get a Job Making Stuff to Sell


Get a Job Making Stuff to Sell by Ryan Jacobson, Illustrated by Jon Cannell

Age Range: 9 and up

Genre: Non-fiction/arts and crafts/business

Series: You’re in Business!

Library Binding: 40 pages

Publisher: Lerner Publications (August 1, 2014)

Source: Publisher via NetGalley

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

About the Book:

Do you enjoy using your creativity to make something new? What if you
could turn those skills into cash? Good news: You can go into business
making and selling items that people want—from sports flags to fancy
phone covers. This book will show you the ins and outs of each
moneymaking venture and give you the tips and tricks you need to get

My Thoughts:

While this isn’t a comprehensive guide to starting and running a craft
business, it’s a great resource to get kids started.  It has several
ideas of items they could make, along with where and how to sell them. 
It’s a very short book, but would be a good read for a crafty kid
interested in making some extra cash.

I wish it had been a bit longer and that there had been some information
on market research. But there was good information on money management
and pricing products to make a profit. It also talked about quality
quite a bit. It was a very shortened, condensed version of all the art
business books out there for adults.

Source: The publisher loaned me a digital galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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