Need suggestions Been doing the IM for last 3 years. Earning decently. Many times I have outsourced the jobs to freelancers. One thing that is true is whether I make money out of being affiliate or not, but the freelance service provider definitely makes money, albeit less. And there were several instances of WSOs that made a good deal of money out of providing services to other IMers. ( for eg. Website flipping). Though being an IMer is more lucrative ( or atleast for those who are superaffiliates) but being a service provider is more of a stable business. Now I am thinking of starting a company that provides medium-range technical services to the IMers. Something like modifying a joomla site, fixing a php site , or installing templates kinda. I need your suggestions on this model of business. Why I think this will be successful? I have access to a very large number of fresh engineering graduates who can be trained very fast on the specific technologies like joomla,wordpress,drupal,php. And with a MLM kind of business model , where an individual employee gets a fixed salary ( about $150 per month) + % of the total revenue generated from him/her, I think it would be a good proposition. ( dont be amazed at the figures. I can get the workforce at that cost) With this kind of setup I can initially start taking the medium-range technical work and once the experience of the employees grows , then start targeting more high-end technical work. The bottom line is I am depending on quantity rather than quality INITIALLY. What are the Challenges that I can think of ? 1) First and foremost , to be able to train all of them to attain the desired technical skill in joomla,drupal,php,wordpress. ( Initially these technologies will be targeted from freelance sites like odesk,freelancer.com,elance etc) 2) To find a software/system that can manage the training/assessment/tracking of the progress of skills. 3) To find software that can track the revenue generated by individuals. ( After little bit of googling , MLM softwares seem to solve this issue, but not sure yet. Where I need help from you ? 1) The most important, is it a practical business proposition? , I mean can we generate the kind of money as a group? 2) What other challenges I am likely to face?