May 28, 2012
Okay, so you have found yourself unemployed or underemployed. You might be feeling bad because your family is depending on you to get things done and support them. Or it could just be you, but even without anyone else to support not having a way to take care of yourself is one of the lowest feelings you are ever going to have to deal with. The reasons you're unemployed or underemployed don't matter anymore. For me it was a complete inability to cope with civilians and their shit. Regardless of the countless ways it was possible that you got here the way up is pretty clear when you're sitting on the bottom.
May 28, 2012
This blog is dedicated to helping those veterans of IRAQ and AFGHANISTAN who are either out of work, underemployed, or cant keep a job because of difficulties brought about by our wartime experiences. I am going to outline what I have done in the past, what I am doing, and what I intend to do […]
September 3, 2012
Everyone has those things you do that cost them lots of money. No matter if it is duck hunting, brewing beer, or rock climbing you have things that you enjoy doing. The idea of making a business from a hobby is nothing new and it has some advantages and disadvantages. The benefit of using a hobby for income is that most likely you are decent at doing it else you probably wouldn't be doing it as a hobby. The equipment necessary for doing it commercially may not be any different than what you already own or may just take a slight investment to get started. The downside is that any hobby, even a popular one, is a limited scale market limited by geography. There is also the overlooked problem of taking something you enjoy and possibly ruining it for yourself. The easiest way to make you hate a hobby is to start doing it for money. Getting into a business that offers a product or service from something you enjoy is probably the least disruptive ways to start a business. You are usually able to scale into it over a long period of time gradually increasing your involvement until it is a source of reliable income.
August 29, 2012
Using Your GI Bill at Harvard by David Roberts When I left the military after service in Iraq I didn’t have a allot going for me. I ended up getting a job in private security in Iraq and Afghanistan but after almost 10 years of gunfighting that is winding down. The writing […]
August 10, 2012
Once you have successfully gotten a good business rolling you need to work on your image and your personal marketing. Just because you are a one man show working out of your mom’s basement doesn’t mean you have to appear that way. Having a professional looking business card with a well designed logo […]
July 26, 2012
Just to let ya’ll know owning any business is tons of hard work. This was captured on my smartphone just a few hours ago while cleaning drywall out of a commercial building that was covered in mold spiders and termites. This may be one business I own out of five but they are all […]
July 23, 2012
A Micro-business is a very small business with small overhead expenses and startup cost. The reasons I think it is better to have one or more Micro-businesses over a traditional small business has to do with changing markets and overhead expense. I believe it is better to have multiple ( I have four) Micro-businesses that are unrelated in any way. My businesses are Bug Out Vehicles.net, Roberts Environmental Services Inc., Self-Defense Training Online (not published yet), and my book and college are going well. Since I am a veteran I have the Post 9/11 GI Bill. I treat going to school as a full-time job since they are nice enough to pay me 1600 a month to go.
July 17, 2012
Well so far everything is rocking with the new business(es). Im building a curriculum now for my disaster training site, self defense site, and zombie training courses. I am building the three separate courses (businesses) using material that can be used in more than one course. My original goal of making over 1000 a month with 100 dollars […]
June 28, 2012
This is a challenge I am giving myself to make a new business with $100 dollars or less and turn it into a profitable business within 100 days. I will measure success at a profit of around 1200 a month or more with no more than 10 hours per week of input. I am putting […]