By Adam Jusko, ProudMoney.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Internet changed my life. In the late 1990s I was building a semi-successful Web development/writing business, when I realized that chasing new clients and then keeping them happy was going to crush my soul. I began trying to develop my own Web sites. Many of them were terrible, but in my stumbling I realized a wonderful fact: a guy in his basement on a computer could now reach and influence the world in a way never before possible. I was hooked! Twenty years later I have developed a number of successful Web properties, sold one for a handsome sum, and I continue to experiment with the many possibilities still available. (This site is one such experiment.)
Enough about me, let’s talk about you. You have some skills, some expertise. Maybe you want to leverage those skills into a full-fledged business. Maybe you just want to make more money than those skills are currently bringing you. The answer may start with the Internet (although it definitely doesn’t have to end there). And a nice resource to guide you is the new book Entrepreneurial You by Dorie Clark.