Hello All! I've had an idea for weeks now, and have yet to implement it. I can't really seem to comprehend the entire picture, it just isn't clear to me. I wanted to receive feedback from the BHW community, on some general questions I should ask of myself, to help me sort out my business idea and carve a pathway for me. With that said, here is my idea. I live in a small community. The population was 2,358 at the 2000 census. I guess you would call it a retirement community, which to me, means lots of elderly inhabitants, that most likely still use Dial-Up and AOL to gain access to the Internet. That is where I wish to monetize. I want to start a business, in which I offer computer consulting, just the basics for now, to see how this all works out. If I could get the business started, then of course I would move more onto advanced topics, such as overclocking, programming, internet marketing (I wish ), and more. In order to even begin to make this a reality, I know I will need some start-up capital. At the moment, I have about $1000 in my savings account. I did a little research on my competition, and only found one opponent, a low-budget looking website, that charge an outrageous $70/hr, for simple tasks such as setting up someone's cellphone, *rolls eyes*. I work part-time at the moment, the night-shift. When my shift is over, I head straight home for the computer. I've been doodling design concepts, logos, company names, just not getting anywhere. Believe me, if I had the funds, I would have hired a designer ages ago. I want to tackle this one step at a time. I really don't know what I'm doing, and it's not as if there is some book on it (I've looked ). About getting money, I've tried Article Writing (coming home from manual labor to type away at the computer...that's not for me, I can barely see straight), Cookie Stuffing (the community I was involved with seemed to have dwindled away), and starting up mundane desolate blogs that nobody visits, begging people to sign up with my affiliate links. I'm at a stand point right now, so that's why I'm writing this. I'm really starting to see that Internet Marketing fits the 80/20 rule, 80% actually taking action, 20% being skill. For the interested, I've uploaded an image of some of the things I've been working on, just to prove that I'm indeed telling the truth. Those random shapes are logo concepts. I'm really proud of the Bunny Theory one, but just the logo, everything else was just copied (I still did the work, but it's not original), it's from Squarespace. The image is at the end of the post. Any comments and advice would be greatly appreciated. Should I just stick with this part-time job, until I gather sufficient funds to hire a designer? Do I add Article Writing into the mix?