Introduction and Background

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  1. moneymase

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    Hello, I'm Mason. I've frequented this forum on and off for a few years now. I had a little proof-of-concept success a few years back, but my life was too tricky then to dedicate proper time to my ambitions in IM, and I was honestly too desperate to grow my IM projects carefully and precisely. Since then, I've spent a great deal of time working boring IT jobs to build up some starting capital. Now that things are relatively stable, I have turned my attention back to IM. The reason I was originally drawn to IM was my background in the Technology field. My experience working as a programmer seems to be a clear advantage, as it seems many in IM have to resort to outsourcing their coding requirements. Another potential advantage is my wide range of interests-- security, technology, science, nature, etc. I've noticed that many people in IM seem to lose momentum when the work becomes too boring. And while part of that could be laziness, I think it's primarily a motivation issue. Sure, money is the chief motivator. But how long will a bodybuilder be interested in keeping a blog about knitting?

    So my goal this time around, now that I have the proper resources, is to keep it interesting. Half-efforts are a waste of time, if not to learn about how not to waste time. I'll be researching for a few months to find something that is both profitable and enjoyable to work on. And then, I will find another, and another... and another. I will probably bug some of you senior IM gurus with my newbish questions, but I'm hoping I will be able to pay it back with a good warm success story.

    Cheers! :)


    EDIT: The username is an inside joke... When I was younger, I earned this nickname as the boy always making a get-rich-quick scheme. Sometimes, they worked... Though "rich" to a kid can be measured by how much candy and skateboards you have. LOL