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The End-Of-Day Crash

Posted by | Posted in The 9-To-5 Droll | Posted on 02-10-2008

Get your head out the clouds.

I hate it. I find that even if I’ve sat around doing bugger all for most of the day, when the little hand strikes four I’m shattered and ready for bed. It makes me wonder if this nine-to-five malarky is really worth it…

Well, OK, nobody need wonder about that – we all know it isn’t. But it’s a necessary evil in this life unfortunately. That is, until you’re a millionaire, which I’ll be by the time I’m 30 I’m hoping. I’ve yet to come up with a brilliant idea to make me my millions, but I’ve got a little over five years to get on with it.

I’ve always wanted to own my own company. Even as a wee nipper I thought that I’d like to be my own boss, even though I had absolutely no idea what it was I wanted to do when I “grew up”. It seems that lots of people are doing it these days too. By all accounts, it’s property development that seems to be making all the money. But as we know from all the business buzzwords, such as “penny-pinching”, “housing markets”, and particularly “credit crunch” (which sounds like a breakfast cereal to me) now might not be the best time to get into the property game. That, coupled with the fact that I have absolutely no interest in it, puts a rather large downer on the whole idea. Still, if the right investment came along I’d jump on it like a morgage lender on a credit crunch bandwagon.

No, I’d rather do something internet-based. It’s all very well having many and various skills when it comes to web development (such as I have) but going freelance still involves long hours, endless hassles, and of course, stupid customers. Money they might very well have, but brains, patience, understanding and the willingness to listen to those who know better are all slightly harder to come by apparently.

I think the best way to make money online is via advertising. If the all-encompassing Google business model is anything to go by, the best strategy is to give away every quality product for free in order to gain a massive user base, and then stick a few ads in on top. Job done. The only hard part is coming up with an idea that hasn’t already been done. In fact, some companies are finding it so hard that they simply come up with new buzzwords with which to label their products in the hopes of making a sale, even though it’s a completely unoriginal concept. (Cloud computing, anyone?)

So will I make a million before I’m 30? I hope so. I cant be doing with this 9-5 thing for much longer. But if not, I’ll just come up with a new buzzword that describes laziness, build a website to promote it, and take advantage of all the people who think they know everything to make them promote it for me. And, as Google would have me do, I’ll stick a few ads on it.

Job done.

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