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Peter Gibbons

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« on: November 28, 2009, 05:02:30 pm »
I think the odds of creating a small supplemental income stream with any of those are not that bad.

Creating substantial income stream ... that's a bit tougher.

What are your view about the odds of succeeding in those endeavors?

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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2009, 06:08:13 pm »
I have come around to the "concensus" view of this issue. It's all about implementation and process and persistence, not about the stellar genius of one singular drop-dead-ef'ing awesome idea. The more persistent you are and the more consistent your process, the better your odds.

I'd put writing books as dead last in terms of revenue generation potential, unless your aim is to support and publicize a consulting type business with publications. Book authorship through conventional publishing houses seems totally like a sucker's game, unless you are a very canny and talented self publisher.

SaaS and downloadable software (with the accompanying risks and challenges of each) are the proverbial "boxer shorts business formats" - the businesses where you can do 95% of the work wearing your boxer shorts in a spare bedroom or the basement.
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