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I am always fascinated by the stories on how people leveraged themselve into the game.
Some work 2 or three jobs. Others borrow off of relatives or friends. People
sell off their prize possessions, an vintage auto, their motorcycle, their prize guitar, etc.
I personally got my stake by robbing the neighborhood 7/11. JUST KIDDING! :o)
About four years ago I was involved in an auto accident. A guy ran a stop sign
and plowed into my drivers side. I didn't get hurt but it messed up the side
of the car pretty badly.
The insurance company gave me a check for $3,300.00. As the car was drivable
I decided to use the money to launch my first commercial site.
Unfortunately the site bombed, but it gave me the experience and the knowledge to
continue on and become moderately successful.
The downside to this story is I drove a semi wrecked car around for a couple of years. I had to duck tape the drivers side door shut and get in through the passenger side. Needless to say my wife was completely humiliated.
Well that's my story, whats yours? Only In America!...KF
PS>>>Only in America<<<,I am sure there are other stories like this from all around the globe!
[edited by: King_Fisher at 7:55 am (utc) on Nov. 9, 2007]
No seed money involved.
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.
Then somebody told me about affiliate marketing...