Hello Everyone. I've been trying to think about what to say here, and it occurred to me that this is an entire thread where I could say pretty much whatever I wanted to, and not necessarily all at the same time, so that is what provoked me into posting. I have high standards for myself, and frequently if I can't make it perfect, I won't do it at all. So here, I'll live with imperfections and work on getting it "complete" if possible. First off, I'm real big on learning. I've been in situations in my life where things stagnate and routine sets in and I'm miserable. I need something new, constantly. And, in forums like this one there is an economy. You give at least as much as you get. I'm also big on teaching. However. Since I've become self-employed, I've learned to believe in the value of my own time. There's a big difference between taking whatever some employer thinks you are worth and looking someone in the eye and naming your price with the understanding that if they don't like that price you are likely to not have any money at all. I've developed the ability to do this, unfortunately it's for-real. I really believe my time really is worth money. Always. Every second. The time I waste at a red light, the time I waste standing in line, the time spent sleeping, the time I have to spend driving to this job vs. how long it takes to get to the other job, etc... I am acutely aware of every single second and the fact that each second has a dollar value. I don't watch TV. I brush my teeth in the car while driving, and usually eat there too. Etc... And I can't turn it off. My future financial success depends on it. I mention all of this because while I am very glad to help someone out with what I know (which btw is computer repair), I am extremely impatient and can be very rude to people that do not have at least some awareness of the value of my time. I'm giving it away for free, and some people think that is what is worth. They think "free" is worth "nothing". Sometimes, people that I call "mouth breathers" will call me in the middle of the day, while I am working, on my cell, and I will take time from my work to sometimes try to help them fix their computer. Young college students get special sympathy for me. Except for when they make the mistake of not paying attention to me. I'm interupting my work day to provide free computer repair advise to someone that couldn't afford to pay someone to fix the computer that they need for their studies, and in the middle of this service, they choose go "off-mic" to tell their "significant other" that he think she looks better in the blue sweater and not the red one. I hang up immediately, and will not answer when they try to call back. Strike one and you are out. Keep that in mind. Having said that, I do computer repair for money. Malware removal, system optimization, building, upgrades, etc... Pretty much whatever people need. My skills have been created by the demand of the market. Laptop downgrades (Vista to XP) are popular, and I'm good at it. All that is pretty much for free, if I have the time and if the person is polite and has at least (as I mentioned) some awareness of the value of my time. I mention all of this because this is my currency, this is what I hope to use in order to pay for what I am looking for, which is some good, general information on where the money is and how it can be had. I've made the decision that I'm going to make my income in the comfort and safety of working indoors on a computer vs. exposed to elements and risks outside. And since this is where I am going, it would be a good idea to become as fully-informed on opportunities as possible. Okay, guess that's enough for now. I'll write more later if I think of something, and if I'm not too embarrassed by what I've written so far, lol.