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I guess the millioneires in WebmasterWorld are just working (aka spamming ) quietly for their second or third million! ...
A million is not what it used to be ..You will be even surprised to find who are all the millionares in your neighbourhood ... Read the book "The Millionaire Next Door"
Romantic Idea ...it feels good to dream or talk like this but in practice i bet one will become so bored after 2 or 3 years :)
>> In the US, what a million buys in the midwest is more than what it buys on the coasts
Agreed , but still IMHO 1 Mill is a good nestegg but not something extrodinary that one can just stop working after making it!
so the title should read "what if....internet multi millionaire"
Classic bricks and mortar FTSE 250 shares;
Set up a record shop; indulge in my vinyl fantasies and seek out rarities for pleasure (whilst at the same time knowing that certain vinyl offers phenomenal returns over time...);
Set up courses for the masses teaching how to surf the web;
Finance a few up and coming chefs;
Spend a few grand on art - Scottish colourists if affordable ; )
Set up small - one, two man manual skills firms, ie, plumbers, electricians, hvac (especially hvac in the UK/EU!).
Buy, or invest in, cheap property "up North" or/and in C/E Europe;
Buy 50% in my local curry house to enable them to expand in the way they deserve;
Hmm, as for the spending money; pay for Jon Lucien [jonlucien.com] to play a personal gig in my local pub...
That's for starters - if I haven't gone bankrupt before then...
That's $50,000 a year. No debt, thank God. No kids to send to college, either. So, I go to work every day, but it's a job that I love (usually) which doesn't pay very much. Tried an Internet deal for a while, but the love died.
So, that's what I did with my million, which took me about 25 years to make.
I've already decided what I would do if I made a million online. Told my husband to make me walk away. It's Vegas. Walk away while I was ahead, invest the money and do something new.
Exactly , but it would not be the life of an millionare :)
There are two ways to become rich ...
One is the "The Millionare Next Door" way , working hard , live frugual and investing conservatively . The majority of the millionares in the US of A are made this way!.
Other is the "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" way which preaches the "Work smart not hard" philosophy and advises to take calculated risks! ...
The former makes you a millionare and the later makes you a multi millionare and i personally prefer the later :)
Bwahahaha! IS there such a thing anymore?
Bubbles. That's all it is, a virtual push-button economy based on building and maintaining bubbles.
Have followed the link and must go off at a tangent; the Tulip is not a native flower of the Netherlands...
Although we associate tulips with Holland, both the flower and its name originated in the Middle East, where both are associated with turbans. Tulips were brought to Europe in the 16th century; the word tulip, which earlier in English appeared in such forms as tulipa or tulipant, came to us by way of French tulipe and its obsolete form tulipan or by way of Modern Latin tulpa, from Ottoman Turkish tülbend, “muslin, gauze.” (Our word turban, first recorded in English in the 16th century, can also be traced to Ottoman Turkish tülbend.) The Turkish word for gauze, with which turbans can be wrapped, seems to have been used for the flower because a fully opened tulip was thought to resemble a turban.
Unfortunately, it's not likely to happen....
Set up a 128 machine Beowulf cluster in the garage, with a complicated heat exchanger made out of old fridge coils, set up in a way to cool the garage during summer, heat it in the winter (which would most likely mean setting up the coils on the outside wall of the garage and having it vent outside summer, inside winter. Not that technically challenging).
Have it hooked up to satellite broadband, only wire the receiver to an old 9 foot dish instead of one of the new, small, "pizza" dishes (there are mod schematics avail online to do this, you actually get a more stable connection with a large dish). Dish should be prominently displayed on roof of the garage.
The cluster should be hooked up to a large projection screen for a monitor.
Dedicate the whole works to downloading and processing units from SETI@home
The reason: Just so I can see the look on the city zoning guy's face when he comes by to ask exactly what the heck I'm doing, and I tell him, in all seriousness:
"Looking for aliens."