In the Press: ‘Live Free or DIY’ Launches to the No. 1 Spot on 7 Bestseller Lists

Live Free or DIY

Justin E. Crawford’s newest book was officially released by Redwood Digital Publishing yesterday in Kindle format (hardback, paperback, and audio versions to be released soon). Within 24 hours it rose to the #1 spot on 7 different bestseller lists, putting Justin in the top 100 authors on

The book is titled Live Free or DIY: How to get more customers, increase profits, and achieve work-life balance as a small-business owner.


Below are some highlights as reported by over 300 major media outlets that reported on the release:

  • NBC: “From startup to growth to pivoting in a changing marketplace, Live Free or DIY reveals that small business owners in every industry hit the same roadblocks and that the solutions are within reach.”
  • CBS: “Whether wrestling with customer acquisition, budgeting, time management skills, work-life balance, the headaches of red tape, or how to build a team, Live Free or DIY is the ultra-practical guide small business owners have been searching for.”
  • FOX: “The vast majority of small business owners encounter the same problems on their road to success. Feeling like there just isn’t enough hours in the day to do everything needed to create a business as successful as the original vision, knowing the focus needs to be on how to get more customers, how to delegate and build a team to make operations hum – having better productivity habits and a few key management tools will go a long way improving time-management skills, creating a work-life balance.
  • ABC: “In Live Free or DIY you’ll find a simple strategy for properly valuing and allocating time, the difference between “cheap” and “efficient,” how passion equals efficiency and boredom equals bankruptcy, how breaking up “the value chain” is key to running a smart business, how the Business Model Canvas can help you focus and build, and how to develop a marketing plan that finally cracks customer acquisition.”


And below is a sampling of some early feedback on the book:

Live Free or DIY is a well-crafted guidebook helping entrepreneurs focus on the most important issues that drive new business success. It should be required reading for anyone who owns and operates their own business.”

~ Ed “Skip” McLaughlin Founder of USI Companies and author of The Purpose Is Profit: The Truth about Starting and Building Your Own Business


“Most small-business owners get buried under the endless tasks of running their business. Live Free or DIY shows how even the smallest businesses can afford to hire crucial expertise, build a rock-star team, and harness the best digital tools out there—and, in fact, that they can’t afford not to.”
~ Ryan Correia, CPA – President, Foresight Business Solutions


About Justin E. Crawford
Justin E. Crawford is the founder and CEO of Agents of Efficiency, a company that’s revolutionizing the way small businesses operate. He’s also the chief architect of the Efficiency Roadmap, a unique step-by-step process for helping small businesses thrive.

Justin has been featured in over 200 major media outlets, from CNBC and network television interviews to Forbes and many other publications. He speaks regularly on the issues of growth hacking and startup & small-business operational process refinement. His expertise has helped both small and gigantic companies dramatically improve their operational efficiency, yielding profound savings and unlocking their deep potential for growth.