| 7:53 am on Nov 9, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Started by doing minor freelance coding work of the 'reverse auction' type which required nothing but the PC I already had for being a student. Out of the proceeds paid webhosting. On the webhosting built a site. On the site built a business, etc...
| 8:24 am on Nov 9, 2007 (gmt 0)|
- temping full time and working on my site in my free time; to
- checking train tickets in Waterloo station part time and working on my site part time; to
- doing freelance transcription at home 40% of the time and working on my site 60% of the time; to
- doing very occasional freelance work (English teaching, proofreading, markup) about 5% of the time and working on my site the rest of the time; to
- working on my site full time.
No seed money involved.
| 9:29 am on Nov 9, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I used a severance payment from my last employer to get started.
I didn't need any significant capital but I did need money to live on. I took £12K from the severance money and allowed myself £1K per month for a year. At the end of the first year I had about £6K left, second year about £14K, third year I started saving again.
It came to a halt there and there has been no more growth but I am happy to be my own boss, working from home and making a reasonable living. I celebrated by 6th anniversary of doing this on 2 November.
| 11:34 am on Nov 9, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I didn't have any seed money. I worked a full time job and drank a lot of beer and taught myself HTML from online tutorials in the evenings. My first website was on a free server using a free domain name. I didn't plan to make any money. I just wanted the largest platform I could find so I could yell as loudly as I could about things I considered extremely important. The internet won hands down.
Then somebody told me about affiliate marketing...
| 1:04 pm on Nov 10, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I work so anymoney I require comes from a savings account, its amazing how cautious I am with my own money.
best not to borrow to start a business IMO
| 2:29 pm on Nov 10, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Got the money from my cousin Veto. Only 2 pt VIG. No, not really... Just took it step by step and built it while working my main job. Thus, now, eight years later ( or so), this is my main job.
Also, its Duct tape, not duck tape. It is not derived from ducks. :)
| 5:04 pm on Nov 10, 2007 (gmt 0)|
There is a brand of duct tape called "Duck Tape". :)
| 5:45 pm on Nov 10, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Compworld, Now you tell me, you know how many ducks I used up getting that much tape?
Lawman, Thanks for the save!...KF
| 1:31 pm on Nov 14, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Started with selling various stuff. Saved up since I was ten.