Good Morning: As a subscriber to your newsletter I Haven't Made My $100,000 Yet Part Time. When Am I Going To Make Money?

Written by Ross Reyman

ABC News carried a story of a man who was selling his 3-year-old Internet business for 3.2 million with stock inrepparttar company that was buying. He stated, " I want to do something else with my life. I just graduated from high school and want to have time for college activities and have a full social life. Besides I can invest and do my thing."

We have all read these stories. College students in a small room started Yahoo. We read and at least hope that we can do something ourselves..

So many who read these things want a miracle? Ads for Internet opportunities tell of that at least 100 thousand, at least a better home with a new BMW inrepparttar 117868 three car garage. After all Bill Gates, andrepparttar 117869 person selling yourepparttar 117870 opportunity made it.

Here are some things that must be considered to live a real life onrepparttar 117871 Internet.

1) MOST BUSINESSES ARE UNDER CAPITALIZED. Only about 2% of all SMALL businessmen are still in business 2 years after they start. Why should it be any different onrepparttar 117872 Internet? The biggest reasons for failure is not enough money. After you buy your computer equipment, you need about $400 to start at least. Yes, there are those who started with less who made it. Ruth Townsend of Cortland, New York started with free ads ( It is being done allrepparttar 117873 time. But only a few make it. Butrepparttar 117874 Internet business cost considerable less to start thanrepparttar 117875 hundred thousand needed to start most businesses.

2) LACK OF TRAINING. Some men and women think that owning a computer isrepparttar 117876 key to success. The computer age is still just starting. We arerepparttar 117877 silent movie stage. We need to learn and learn more. Take one course at a time at your community college. The way computer science of going, we will always be in need for more training. Spend at least an hour per week learning computers, business skills. Admit that you don't know everything. When you find something that you don't know, go to people who will help you. One site has some courses aboutrepparttar 117878 Internet at Use other people's energy.

Ready to "Go Pro"? Leaving the 9-to-5 Routine

Written by Steve Cartwright

Althoughrepparttar title may lead you to believe that this article only discusses issues involved with leaving your "other job" to become a free-lance Web builder, don't be mistaken - A Web builder's job is hardly ever finished, andrepparttar 117867 normal work-hours of "9-to-5" will soon become a thing of that past, if you're ready to take that big step. Web builders can frequently be found in their offices at odd hours ofrepparttar 117868 morning, and often on weekends, so don't be too surprised if, once you're full-time in this profession, you get a call at 2:00 a.m., asking you where you put such-and-such a file, or whatrepparttar 117869 password for some odd FTP site is. Computer professionals in general are well-known for their rather free working styles and hours, as well as often times not seeingrepparttar 117870 light of day, for weeks on end. This becomes especially true, when you have clients in foreign countries, who operate on time zones different than your own.

Many of you out there are not yet employed full-time in a Web professional capacity, but are more likely starting out, either as hobbyists, freelancers, or part-timers for organizations that have limited Web development needs. But, as time goes on,repparttar 117871 urge to develop bigger, better, and more sophisticated sites will take its toll, and you may be called upon to make a decision as to whether to try your hand at Web building full-time or not. In most cases, builders want to give it a go, and make a full-time career out ofrepparttar 117872 Web industry. One thing in particular that will be a challenge, is convincing prospective employers that you have enough experience, and skill to fillrepparttar 117873 position being sought.

So, how should you prepare for this, and when isrepparttar 117874 correct time to make your move intorepparttar 117875 Web industry, as a permanent career switch? To say, "Seven months, two days, and 14 minutes after you build your first site isrepparttar 117876 correct timing" would be an impossible thing to do. Bringing it down to specifics is not a science, but more like an art, and you'll have to rely a lot on your own instinct, as well asrepparttar 117877 self-confidence you have in your own abilities. Look atrepparttar 117878 position you're applying for, in regard torepparttar 117879 skills you possess. If you find yourself consistently not possessingrepparttar 117880 skill-set sought, then you need to spend more time honing your knowledge in these subjects. At some point, you'll see that certain advertisement and say "Hey! I fit all of those requirements!". Bingo! You've just realized thatrepparttar 117881 time has arrived.

While you're waiting though, there are several key things that need to be prepared. First and foremost, get yourself together a good resume, in HTML format PLUS a text-only format. No Web development company is going to take a potential job candidate seriously, when they haven't even takenrepparttar 117882 time to prepare their resume in an online accessible format. Likewise, Web companies have a tendency to request resumes be submitted via e-mail, and that means having a resume ready in text-only form. When creating that HTML resume page, make sure that it is one ofrepparttar 117883 cleanest pieces of code you're created in your entire development history. Make sure that every browser can access it, without error messages, that layers don't show up in 3.0 browsers placed on top of each other at every turn, and that it downloads quickly and efficiently. Creating dynamically generated, dHTML pages, with hi-resolution graphics that take 10 minutes to download is a sure way to NOT impress a prospective employer, and a bad reflection on your design style and judgement.

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