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be it online business selling an informational product or whatever whatever. well?
when i was a young teenager i liked anime a lot and drew in that style on photoshop/oekaki applets. anyway, through deviantart i built myself up a profile and people were interested in commissioning me...so i did that until i was about 17 or so. i did end up making quite a bit of money, but it involved hours and hours of work, which wasn't worth it when i also had school/having a life to consider.
it wasn't a business in the sense that i had structured business models/forecasts and all that, but to be successful it did need exploitative marketing and carefully planned pricing.
i need a job now but won't go into that again because the interest isn't there anymore. but it was very fun then
is the interest not there as in there's no market for it now or you mean that you're not into it?
the market for all this is still going strong. in fact, in places like north america people also sell prints at anime conventions, where others are actually excited to know you are going to be there. wish i grew up there, because that would have been amazing if i could have done it :D
Set up a publishing business to buy out a magazine, with one of the directors of the company I was previously working with, and then ended up doing things like show guides and other literature for the big London conferences/trade shows.
Went well - profit in year one and no debt - but then the industry was looking pretty dodgy, and I sold my shares to the other guy and got out, fortunately just before everything went tits up and advertising revenues plummetted.
Just to emphasise I did warn the other guy, and we're still friends. He's since kept things running by hitting other sectors, but the work was always longer hours than I wanted, so it's not something that I worry about too much :)
and it turns out it was that guy who everyone thought was cool about something in the past but actually he harboured and incredible grudge and built it up into the thing that drives his villainy?
Well anyway, one day you'll pull that mask off your arch-enemy and it'll be that guy. And he'd have gotten away with it too if it wasn't for those kids and their damned dawg.