How to Earn Extra Money in the Country - Free Electronic Book : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

Since there may be some new folks on the forum, I'll make this offer again. Several years ago I self-published a book on How to Make Extra Money in the Country. Sold OK, but not enough to justify another printing. Some 200 pages with over 300 possibilities. It is in Microsoft Word format. If you would like a copy as an attachment to an e-mail (it is a large file) contact me via e-mail. There is no cost as I broke-even on the project. You are welcome to leave a book review though.

It is a bit difficult to read in electronic form. What you pretty well have to do is to go through the index and then search on the item title (in caps) to go to that item. You are welcome to print out anything you want as long as it is not resold as I do have a copyright on the book.

-- Ken Scharabok (, July 14, 2000


Ken -- I'd love to have the file sent to me when you have a minute. Thanks!!!

-- Tracy (, July 14, 2000.

Thanks, I'd love a copy.

-- Ginger (, July 14, 2000.

Thanks, Ken. I'd also love to see your work.

-- Don Armstrong (, July 14, 2000.

I would also love a copy!

-- Sarah Cate (, July 14, 2000.

I would like a copy also......but only if you let me send you something in of my chicken tractor...ect..ect. Just let me know.


-- Jason (, July 15, 2000.

Count me in ! I always keep my eyes open for a possible way to make a little extra cash .Thanks

-- Patty Gamble (, July 15, 2000.

Ken, I would also like to have a copy. Love to make some extra cash! Thanks

-- M. Downs (, July 15, 2000.

I received Ken's book last month and it is so informative. I found one thing I could try right now and about 4-5 things I would like to try in the future. Thanks for all the hard work Ken. You did a very thourough job! How long did all that research take?!!!

-- Vaughn (, July 15, 2000.

Well, golly, shucks.

Actually how the book came about was I did a three or four part series on this subject for Countryside. Received a call from an editor for the Williams Publishing Co. in NYC (a biggie) saying she had read the series and would I be interested in submitting an outline and some content for review by her supervisors as they were considering a book along this line. By the time I had it together she had left their employment and I couldn't find another publisher interested. Decided to continue the project to self-publish. Actually, it is somewhat federal financed as I worked as a civilian financial analyst for the Air Force at the time in an office which was way, way overstaffed. My boss said he didn't really care what I did just as long as I looked busy. First PC I had ever used and most of the book was put together at that time. Have tried to update it on-again and off-again since. I basically broke-even on self- publishing it and really hate to just see this information sit in my hard-drive, so other Countryside subscribers are welcome to it. Cost to send as an electronic book is zero.

-- Ken Scharabok (, July 15, 2000.

Please sign me on for this offer Ken. I look forward to all your good advice here. I'm sure this will be a worthwhile read. The generosity and genuine goodness of the Countryside folks continues to amaze me. I had a real rough day in the ol' ER today. It is so refreshing to know there are real folks out there and that the world is not inhabited only by selfish Jerry Springer rejects. Thanks to you all. John

-- John Mengel (, July 15, 2000.

WE are always looking for ideas to make money around here--thanks for making the offer! Lynn

-- Lynn Royal (, July 16, 2000.

I'd love to receive a copy of the book !


-- j (, July 17, 2000.


I would love to receive a copy of your book. Thanks for sharing with us.


-- Jim Tanner (, July 17, 2000.

Please e-mail me directly rather than leaving a reply. For some reason I cannot sent the book electronically to anyone on Will need to send it on a diskette to them for the cost of five first class stamps, which covers my cost. Thus, if you are on, provide your shipping address in your request.

-- Ken Scharabok (, July 17, 2000.

Ken, I am very interested in this publication, however my drive space is limited (my system is a bone pile creation). I will try to get my cousin to handle the download for me. I saw where someone was looking for a homestead book on this forum earlier, I really wanted to tell her that this forum is a heck of a good handbook, just print out the information.

Thanks a lot and I'll post the address for download at your email.

-- Jay Blair (, July 17, 2000.

Would love a copy of the book. Thanks!!!


-- Ann (, July 17, 2000.

Thanks the info , it came through great .I haven't hade time to read it all , but so far its great .

-- Patty Gamble (, July 18, 2000.

Ken, Thanks for sending the download. We were able to copy it to diskette to run on FDD. I know when my wife reads it, she will be thrilled. You definatly look "outside the box". I wish I had come to this forum before wasting money on so many of those "scheme" publications. You and the others here in the Forum really make me feel part of a community. Since logging in here, when I go into the garden I feel a new sense of ability with what I am doing . I'm still trying new techniques, only now I am confident of the outcome. Hope I can do something for you sometime. Thanks again.

-- Jay Blair (, July 18, 2000.

I would love a copy of your book. Thank you so much!

-- Liz Rhein (, July 19, 2000.

Ken: Got the book and downloaded it fine. THANKS SO MUCH for the info, and all your work. Great of you to share it with us! Jan

-- Jan in Colorado (, July 19, 2000.

If would appreciate if you could send me a copy of the book as well. for email.

-- Gary Sanders (, July 21, 2000.

Hi Ken

I would love a copy of your book, I have seen it advertised and was just thinking today that I need to earn some extra bucks. Thank you for the offer and looking forward to reading. Please send instructions on how to download as I am not very good with this computer thing. Is there something we can do in return for you?

Thank you Lisa

-- Lisa Estes (, July 24, 2000.

Hi, Ken! This offer is too great to pass up. I'd be pleased to receive a copy whenever you get a chance. You are practically a celebrity among homesteaders! Thanks.

-- Gayla Hassebrock (, January 18, 2001.

Ken, thanks so much for the many ideas. If someone can't find ideas for work from this book, they don't want to work.

-- Gayla (, January 21, 2001.

Thank you, please send me a copy.

-- Joseph Renteria (, January 30, 2002.

If you would be so kind as to send me one also-Thank you

-- Dale (, January 30, 2002.

Please send me a copy. I am very interested in your book. Thanks so much!

-- Amy Retter (, April 02, 2002.

Yes, Please send me a copy too. Thank you so very much.

-- Leona Nelson (, April 24, 2002.

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