When I was 18, (and still now) I was looking for ways to make some money. Problem is, being 18 means you probably don’t have skills most people want. If I was 18, had no skills and was looking to start a business, here’s what I’d start. Let’s start with the Angry Interrogatives™. “Where the
“Who wouldn’t want to work for themselves! Make your own hours, wear whatever you want, make more money?” Hell yeah! But then you’re brought back to reality and you’ve got all the reasons why not: I don’t have enough money! I don’t know how to start a business! In the 1800’s there were two ways
Longest drive I’ve ever done was 11 hours, going across a good chunk of the country. It was a vacation, so I was excited, and even though every mile looked like the last, I didn’t mind the drive. When I had my last job, I had a 20 minute commute. Not bad, all things considered.
FedEx, you know about them. You use them to ship stuff. But you probably don’t know the history and how close they were to death. Every successful business has points where you can lie down and die. The business just goes under. (But of course, we’re not talking about businesses here.) “Times are tough!” “It’s
When you live on a plantation and pick cotton, given no money: obviously that’s slavery. When you work full time just to pay for debt from buying useless stuff, like a car with heated steering wheels or a 4-year degree in Medieval Romantic Poetry you’re still a slave. Just because your plantation is air-conditioned, doesn’t
Are you really happy with your dead-end job? My last job was recruiting for manufacturing companies. They’d pay us a decent amount of money to find different people who they need for their factories. One of the jobs that we would pretty much have a standing order for was machinists. If you didn’t know, machinists
Note: This is the follow-up to How a Very Profitable Business Works – Or, Why You’re Still an Employee and if you haven’t read it already, this won’t make much sense. Read that first, then come back. Have you ever tried to make money online? Tons of people have, but only a few people actually put any
Every Very Profitable Business has three things in common. I came to this conclusion a few days ago and think that it’s the most fundamental rules of how a Very Profitable Business works, and I wish it was taught to me in business school. I haven’t seen these principles explictly expressed anywhere, so go ahead and tell