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Rise of the Youpreneur: The Definitive Guide to Becoming the Go-To Leader in Your Industry and Building a Future-Proof Business

Narrated by: Chris Ducker
Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
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In late 2014, internationally acclaimed blogger and podcaster Chris Ducker coined the term “Youpreneur” to describe the rise of the personal brand entrepreneur, a new business model that very few people saw coming. Since then, the Youpreneur has risen to the top across sectors.   

A Youpreneur transcends the old rules of business and builds a sustainable business from the foundation of their experience, interests, and personality - their personal brand. Youpreneurs draw an engaged, loyal audience even as they pursue varying, changing interests. They play by their own rules, and they reap the benefits.   

Ready to pivot for the last time, guarantee the success of your business, and become the go-to leader in your industry? Chris Ducker will show you how to develop the business of you and build a future-proof business model.

©2018 Chris Ducker (P)2018 Chris Ducker

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Great listening!

Really enjoyed Chris's storytelling and the ideas he presents provide a great foundation and the steps required to successfully move yourself forward in your own journey.

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rise of the youprenuer

Loved the book. The case studies and strategies are very useful and thought provoking. Chris' narration is great fit if you are a regular listener to Youpreneur.FM.Thanks Chris

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  • jorogume
  • 13-05-2019

Book + Infomercial

I would be glad to pay more for the book if they’d offer an ad free version. I know the author wants to promote his website and workshop, but to me, it got to the point of becoming annoying. Hey! They even force you to write a review if you want to get the companion workbook 🤦‍♂️. The info you can get is great but I ended with a love/hate feeling.

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  • Porfirio
  • 20-12-2018

Bullet point tips

This is the fastest book I’ve ever listen to. I couldn’t stop listening to Chris talk about bullet point, action based tips. I’d recommend this book to beginning solopreneurs or anyone at the point of starting a brand. I wish I would have bought physical book but does offer a companion outline. Either way physical book or audiobook is a winner

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  • Jerry L. Cook
  • 09-02-2019

Well worth my time

I seldom write reviews. And I was not paid to write this review in any way. I just wanted to say "thank you." There are a lot of books out there with philosophical or general ideas, but this book provided me with many specific tasks to help me. I am always a bit skeptical of "sales" and "marketing" books, but this one worked well for me.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-08-2019

Good resource for starting

I just started listening to it and it's ben good so far. I will come back when I finish to rewrite the review.

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  • Kenneth Harris
  • 06-08-2019

Buy, Use and Love It

This book confirmed the long held belief that the person can be the product. I am inspired more than ever to continue building my business.

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  • Rina
  • 30-07-2019

Awesome book!

Loved this book! Helped too hyper focused certain areas of my business. And put additional items into perspective. Making my team members who handles all my social media listen to it as well! Thank you so much for publishing this book on audible.com! I wouldn’t have been able to read it otherwise!

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  • Denise Reed
  • 23-07-2019

Worth the read if...

Do you need a refresher to remind you why you started your business in the first place? This book is for you. If you're considering starting your own business, take notes!

There are some basic business tips that may help, but this book is not a deep dive. He very successfully sells throughout his book and highlights his clients. Don't expect to have the redundant thought leaders of today drone on about what they have accomplished. This is a fresh highlight of what's possible for you.

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  • biernact
  • 10-07-2019

My favorite book for establishing yourself online.

In 2019 I still can't believe it all phony books with robotic voices and fake reviews populating audible. This is one of the only real books out there addressing this topic that is reliable. Chris pours it all out there, probably too much for most people but exactly what I wanted to hear. amazing work Mr. Ducker and if you publish any more books I will be in line ready to buy it!

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  • K
  • 05-07-2019

Very practical and quite complete

Very useful book, full of practical info for all the different steps. Not an empty sales pitch for masterminds or membership programs, like so many examples out there. But real content for real people, based on real experience.
I am on my second listen, right after my first run through.
My only comment would be that the first part could be more expanded... the "build" part. How to really define your niche, what you can offer, for whom exactly, as the start seems to be the most difficult I think, especially when you have many different ideas

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 29-06-2019

Same Info, Different Accent

Ducker gives the same information that's available elsewhere. He provides websites to visit though (his).

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  • Bob Gentle
  • 05-01-2019

build your business around you and never look back

I have this book and in hard copy ( 2copies ), kindle and now audible. it's the definitive road map to success in the 21st century. Chris D is unknowingly the godfather of my business. I've rebuilt and repositioned and am finally living the dream after fifteen years in business.

Thanks Chris.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-05-2019

Essential reading for solo entrepreneurs

Chris Ducker’s audiobook ‘Rise of the Youpreneur’ is a thorough guideline for how and why to start up a solo entrepreneurial business, and become a Youpreneur. Chris uses personal experience and years of deep insight to clarify what is essential and then lays out a roadmap to take you through the journey. Chris emphasises the importance of personal one-to-one relationships and how being different and becoming ‘someone’s favourite, is what helps you stand out from the crowd. The book is well written and structured and makes the content highly accessible. Chris offers an excellent portfolio of additional online resources that are only available to readers or listeners. I gained a lot from listening to the audiobook version and a second reading of the paperback version. If this is the type of business you would like to establish I would recommend that this book is essential reading.

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  • Jan Watson
  • 16-10-2019

Awesome

Such a practical, thought provoking book, written and read very well with useful actionable advice. Thoroughly recommended.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 26-06-2019

Some much to work on!

Loved this book. Real actionable tips and advice without feeling overwhelmed. Definitely work a listen.

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  • David Powers
  • 19-06-2019

Great book

Lots of information in one place, rather than snippets in other books. Will probably listen to again.

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  • Martin Koss
  • 07-06-2019

Lead Generator for a $549 membership.

This may well be the most amazing business book ever to see the light of day but when an author plugs his website in the first few pages (or minutes in the audio version) and that link is the opening page of the sales pitch for a $549 per year membership, I'm ticked off.

Now I am listening to the book wondering if he is giving me all I expected from the book or just enough to get me all perked up and ready to shell out money that I simply don't have.

Here's a man who has made a gazzillion millions of pounds, shillings and pence but rather than make it affordable to learn some tricks of the trade, he makes the learning only reachable to people who already have a reasonable bit of surplus cash sat waiting to be spent on doing better.

That's not me and I wager that it's not many people in this day and age where earning is tough enough but hanging on to a few quid at the end of the month is even tougher, for most people.

When I buy a book, I want to have the feeling that the quthor is giving me everything he or she can squeze into the pages but when I am being, essentially, pitched to before I've emptied my first cup of coffee or filled my first page of notes, much of my optimism and hope turns to doubt and concern about the real agenda behind the book.

Let me read the book and then invite me to join your newsletter but not in the first few pages... For goodness sake!

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  • Evelfa
  • 15-04-2019

Such a useful guide!

I loved this book, and I'll re-listen again and again. At he start of my business I now feel that I have a great plan to get my business where I want it to be!

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  • Dan Maggs
  • 04-04-2019

A must listen business book!

Chris Ducker sure knows his stuff! Virtual Freedom was a game changer for me & this book is no different! Currently through the build phase.... into marketing! Growing nicely! Exciting stuff! A must listen!

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  • Jessica Barron
  • 03-04-2019

Actionable - The best business book I've found

Beautifully put together in an amazing actionable way. I left with a massive list of things I could do moving forward. I've recommended this book to so many people. This isn't just a game changer, it's THE game changer. The author's love and passion for helping shines through. I've even booked to go to his live events twice this year. Brilliant and my business is already reaping the benefits. Thank You Chris!

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  • Liam
  • 05-02-2019

Great for new starts in personal branding a freshen up for those who have already begun

I liked that it solidified what I’m already doing is moving me in the right direction and reinforcing more areas that I must continue to build on.

Great if you are new to personal branding and its capabilities and possibilities of what it can do for your business and income.