Starting an web business with $12 grand.
I donâ€™t believe costs have ever been the problem. If and when a person decides to do something, they can do it. Iâ€™m afraid to add it up anymore, but if I add together all the incidental costs of handling the pain or un-expectations of life, I think I could have already funded two startups like this guy did. I didnâ€™t start a startup because nothing has seriously caught my attention, yet. Iâ€™m watching a wedding website thing a friend is doing. Fun webbing. Fun traffic numbers. But thatâ€™s all window dressing to the core money making activity.
Iâ€™ve been impressed with the rise in Google ad dollars from web sites. If Iâ€™m really lucky, Iâ€™ll make a couple hudred bucks this year. Small potatoes, but itâ€™s truly done on a shoe-string budget. People are on my pages because they went there to find something they need. Not because I marketed them there. Or tricked them. Or sold them. Itâ€™s just me being me. Not trying to sell anything. Participating in the web community as I have since I ran an on-line BBS back in 1992. I think my next plan will be to get ads onto my blog and wiki. Itâ€™s not done yet because I donâ€™t know how yet. If I can make such â€œaccidentalâ€ income, very good. If not, Iâ€™ve enjoyed being part of the web since its antiquity back in 1995, and am thankful to all the people that have helped. Two, in particular, deserve pro-bono links: QSL.net Ham Radio and a friend’s Web Development Company.