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>>>>>>> I wouldn't recommend being self-employed. Most folks do go broke at it, you know, check the statistics <<<<<<

I'm also self employed (going on 9 years) and I agree with you 100%. I was one of the few to survive. I would also like to add a few things: be prepared for nuclear winter, have a cash reserve of at least 6 months, study and know what you want to do, don't go into a business blind, and cut all expenses to the bone. You may never get rich working for some else, but can go broke working for yourself. Never lose sight of the one single fact of finance, REVENUE - EXPENSES = INCOME, most of the dot-com companies forgot this, now they are dot-gone.

Over all, I earn about 10% less working for myself than if I worked for someone else. After all is said and done though, I don't think I can ever go back and work a normal 9 to 5 job.

Best of Luck.
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