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View Poll Results: How successful at business have you been?
I've never made a dime in any sort of independent business venture 9 10.23%
I've made money, but not enough to cover costs 6 6.82%
I've made enough to cover costs, but not enough to live on exclusively 28 31.82%
I've made a living off of business profits 22 25.00%
I've made above & beyond what I'd ever be able to earn as an employee 20 22.73%
Other (specify) 3 3.41%
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Old 9th August 2008, 01:50 AM   #11

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Dear fnds,
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Old 11th August 2008, 02:45 AM   #12

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I am a new comer in the business field.I don't get much profit.But i made a living off of business profits.What about you all?

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Old 15th October 2008, 02:36 PM   #13
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Running a business is really not easy. It requires time, money and patience. I can say that I am doing fairly good at it.

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Old 7th November 2008, 04:13 PM   #14
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I make a solid full time income that greatly exceeds what I used to make when I was in the corporate world. My prior experience was in accounting. I worked for a defense contractor and also the last company was a corregated plant.

I now work full time from home for myself. I have to say, I like the freedom and ability to pick my own hours. I would have a hard time returning to the world as an "employee".

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Old 21st November 2008, 02:11 PM   #15

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I've been doing fairly well, getting out of debt with the earnings I receive. My username is my website that explains what I do and shows proof of payment.

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Old 3rd February 2009, 10:02 PM   #16
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I do ok. It pays for itself and leaves me enough to live on. Hopefully one of these years it will get me to the six figure take home.

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Old 6th February 2009, 08:07 AM   #17
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With all honesty, I don't set such high expectations for myself to avoid unnecessary disappointments. I can't say that I'm totally successful now, nor a failure either. All I can say is that I'm contented and happy with the way my business is going. Let's all have a great money making year this 2009! Cheers!

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Old 8th June 2009, 08:32 AM   #18

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Default Job What Job! I Can't Work For Other People!

This is what I do. I make a full time income from home and not one of my businesses cost over $25! I love the freedom. Can't stand lazy excuse makers. Here's how I did it. In February of 2008 my manager at Sears came by and made one of her usual condescending remarks and tried walking away without feedback. I caught up to her and said, "In less than six months I will be leaving Sears and NEVER will I look back"! Her reply, "Yeah right, keep dreaming Brad". On February 25th I shot my first YouTube video. I shot two to three videos a day while I was working and in four months I was able to quietly walk in, clock in, say goodbye to the nice people (none of them were managers) clock out and I have NEVER looked back! My best day so far is $1800. I am currently building a retirement style residual income from a $10 program...

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Old 8th June 2009, 06:39 PM   #19
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Have been doing very well - but am always trying to improve - there is always room to move up.

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Old 1st August 2009, 03:42 AM   #20

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Default Successful - very!

I just celebrated 25 years in business in July. And it's been 22 years since I had my last full-time job.

My business is doing quite well currently, in spite of the US economy, and has allowed my wife to be a stay-at-home Mom and stay-at-home Nana for the past 25 years.

I still operate out of a spare bedroom in my home, mostly because I call on my clients at their location. I do some business from home, by phone, fax, and internet, but generate the greatest part of my income from face-to-face sales in the B2B world.

For the past 10 years I have been helping others start their own home-based business, leveraging my knowledge of my industry while benefiting others.


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