hey bhw, time to share my story. My university exams are over, and i have a (almost) free summer, where i'm planning to finally start doing something in the internet marketing world. I've contacted two accountants for an information about the adventure i've planned to start (classified under "internet marketing services", but i'd like to start in the website flipping business, articles flipping etc) and the fixed monthly expenses, which include the accountant's fee and the social security (pension) agency's fee. The grand total is: $500 each and every month (converted in dollars). Bear in mind that this number is a fixed cost, and it's inevitable. Meaning that if i don't do anything for that month, i still need to pay $500. Plus, you need to add a 10% tax on the profits (returns minus expenses) and another 3.9% tax for the region where i live. So, would you do it? Do you think is gonna be worthy? I think i need a rock solid money making method. I just don't need to do some spare things, i need to invest a lot of efforts. Just to give you an example, if i make 1000$ a month, i'll need to pay $500 in anyway, and supposing that i've had a $200 cost, i'll need to pay another $30 (returns:500 - expenses:200= 300*10%=30) and another $11 (300*3.9%=11). That leaves me with a $259 pure profit in my bank account. But i earned $1000. Dam it! Does this sound crazy? Well, welcome to Italy.