Everything Passes... Are you prepared for the Challenge?

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I started my own business several years ago marketing a financial software product that I personally developed for a niche market. I had no competition and very low overhead. I sold my software to an organization that had over 5000 divisions that desperately neededrepparttar 117999 type of software that I had developed. The perfect business model. Man, was I ridingrepparttar 118000 High wave of success and satisfaction!

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It's Not Easy

Written by Jude Wright

I bet you've seen allrepparttar ads saying, "Earn $1,000,000 while you sleep" or other words to that effect. Don't you believe it!

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Yes, I lost money. I believed every ad that promised, "Pay me $25 and I'll show you how to market." "Pay me $20 for submission software." "Pay me..." Well, I could go on, but I don't feel like crying in my beer right now. Good thing I *don't* drink or my poor family would've never seen me again!

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