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Posted By: Steve MacLellan In Response To: Re: Ambit Energy (Mel. White)
Date: Monday, October 24, 2011, at 3:48 a.m.(pst)
In Response To: Re: Ambit Energy (Mel. White)
A lot of folks will tell you "it's already been done before" but don't let this stop you. Take an interest in something, and work it until you can turn it into an income.
A couple of women in a bordering town where I live are making news with their soap products. Here is a link to their website http://www.pearlanddaisy.com
They have been invited to sponsor the official gift lounge, backstage at the 2011 Canadian Country Music Awards and claimed the best new product award at the recent Atlantic Craft Trade Show in Halifax.
Here is a write up about them in the local paper
I was also reading a story this morning about a 15 year old kid. Pierce Freeman is a mere 15 years old and already Apple's approved his second app. It's called, Boomerang.
Read more: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/SciTech/20111023/pierce-freeman-app-developer-111023/#ixzz1bh3n8it2
This kid has 5 businesses on the go including an animal photography business, a computer consulting business as well as a web design firm.
It isn't that hard. Years ago in the early to mid '90's I decided I would like to be a web developer. I took an interest in it. I didn't know anything about writing webpages, and knew even less about running a business, but you learn what you need on the go. If you decide to go after something -- things just fall into place. By 1998 I had my first paying customer. A year or so after that I went at it full-time, and am still doing it.
You know what's going to be big in the coming years? Social media managers. A lot of businesses are realizing they need to be marketing through Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn, etc... but they have no one on staff who has the knowledge to put this marketing to use.
As I write this, there are several people who are working full time doing this managing a dozen or so clients each month. They do the the work for the business such as blogging tweeting, facebooking, etc... And everything you need to learn how to do this can be found online.
If you can help someone else (or a business) solve their problems, it doesn't matter how old you are. I'm 52, and I'm not finding any shortage of people who will hire my business. Ya' just gotta' get out there and do something.
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