Copy This Idea
Born and raised in a caravan, Andrew Reynolds attended school on the local council estate. He wasn’t a strong performer at school, leaving with only 4 O-levels (including woodwork and drawing). After school he drifted from one meaningless and unfulfilling job to another, including working as a clerk in the health service, a trainee estate agent, a shop assistant, a soft toy salesman, and various other attempts at employment, before starting a career as a trainee in the housebuilding industry.
A few years before he decided to start his own business, Andrew was virtually penniless and on the edge of despair. Yet, despite all this, using the simple ideas he outlines in this book, and starting part-time in his spare room at home, Andrew quickly became a self-made millionaire at the age of 45 and a multimillionaire by the time he was 50.
He went on to win the coveted Surrey Business Person of the Year Award together with the Small Business of the Year Award.
Further awards have followed, including Business Event of the Year and Best UK and International Conference for his sold-out Entrepreneurs Bootcamp – a charity event which he held at the O2 Arena in London. Attended by 8000 aspiring home-based entrepreneurs from all over the world, this event raised over £700,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation children’s charity.
He has since appeared on television a number of times, on Sky, BBC1 and BBC2. He became a Patron of the Prince’s Trust and has been commended for his business initiatives for young people, such as Make Your Mark with a Tenner – an initiative he funded to teach young people about making money on a limited budget and about the importance of social responsibility. Social responsibility is a subject Andrew is passionate about, which is why – more than just creating his own personal financial success – he has also used the ideas he shares in this book to raise millions of pounds for national children’s charities such as Great Ormond Street and the Make-A-Wish Foundation along with other local charities including Disability Initiative and the Phyllis Tucker Hospice.
Andrew funds a soup kitchen in Cape Town, South Africa, which feeds around 400 young children three meals a day. He has also helped build more than 20 new brick homes to replace the temporary shelters made from old tin and scraps of wood in the surrounding shanty town of Khayelitsha. And to think this all started when he stumbled upon a unique and highly profitable way of making money that he’d never
even heard of at the time.
Today, having banked over £50 million, he invites you to COPY HIS IDEA for yourself; to kick-start the lifestyle you personally dream of by following in his footsteps; and to give you the freedom to do the things you feel most passionate about.
- Copy This Idea
- Andrew Reynolds
Dream of making millions from your spare room? Award-winning entrepreneur and author of the bestselling Copy This Idea, Andrew Reynolds, offers advice for aspiring entrepreneurs wanting to escape the 9-5 rat race to start their own business at home. When I was looking for an alternative to corporate life – a way to make money on my own, working in my spare room at home, I went in search of a different business model to everything I had seen before. I found...