the majority of the people fail in IM? that's only in IM? people keep calling IM like something different to real business. It's just business, majority of people fail in business, but it's not impossible to make a good business, it's just different to having a job. And by the way, if people don't start companies or businesses, it's hard to know who is going to employ the others. If there are jobs, there are companies providing them ... and not all the people is working with amazon, apple, microsoft, EMI, Sony ... etc. there are a lot of small companies online and offline, there are small business and people is living with them. We can be afraid starting a new business (online or offline), and it's quite normal to be like that. But that's not a reason to not start an idea or business, it doesn't matter if you don't know what's going to happen. NOTE: I was writing this to the guy who started a thread about IM being dead. The thread was deleted and still wanted to say this. Have a nice day everyone and thanks for reading.