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What's the likelihood someone would invest in my future?

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posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 01:00 AM
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a reply to: Tehthehet

great wisdom above starred man




posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 01:03 AM
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a reply to: Tehthehet

Thank you! Some great advice.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 03:00 AM
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a reply to: deadlyhope

back in the 1970's when in England I met a bloke who was considering paying a blokes university fees for him in return for a % of his earnings for the rest of his days. sounded like a form serfdom to me.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 11:42 AM
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I agree with one of the other posters about not getting yourself into unforgivable student loans at this point.
I am going to be blunt now, please don't take it the wrong way.

I am an investor, what would be in it for me?

Is your niche' niche-ey enough?
My first impression, without a doubt is no.

It is more about providing a needed service or item to a person.
That is where your value is built.

I see a lot of failures with businesses when they want to sell what THEY like also, the mistake is in thinking the market will be as excited.

If you really like x industry, then you need to find where the money is at in x industry.

While I know less than jack about x industry, I do know about pay structures.
My guess is the owner makes bank and the coders do all the hard work.

Long term, where do you want to be?

Should you get into years of school, or build your credit to pay rent and pay one employee?
To start your own company, or train yourself to make someone else money?
The initial battle to get going sucks, but the payoff is well beyond the sacrifices made.
-that IS literally the million dollar question

There are a bunch of ways to aquire businesses. You can often buy distressed, restructure and profit easier than from scratch build ups, so you have some options.

I just wouldn't willfully place myself as an employee in an industry w/o outside assurances of upward movement within a company.

Just my opinion, take it with a grain of salt



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 02:07 PM
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a reply to: deadlyhope

0% if you are set on website development,it is really easy after a little learning to create your own website,a professional can set up a decent website in the course of a few hours,im no expert but i set up a website for my machine shop in just a few days all by myself and it looked good,i didn't like paying for it though so I took it down once I started getting some business.(yes I'm cheap)I have a nephew in high school that has a class where he is being taught how to make website's,if they teach that in highschool it is pretty easy to learn.(at least it was for me,but I also figured out how to use Photoshop really well in about 3 hours so take that with a grain of salt)

Stick with software development if you want to get anywhere,software development is much harder and unlike web development it will lead to job if you don't half-ass it. Even then though you will need portfolio of your work or you won't get anywhere you tell company's your skills but they will physical proof. Software development is also a very in demand job and will continue to be so as out technology advances.

Keep in mind though that you most likely won't be invested into until you are quite successful,took me many years and thousands upon thousands of dollars before anyone invested in my machine shop/gunsmithing shop. For someone to invest into your business it has to weigh in the investor's favor or you aren't going to be worth it for them. If you wish to operate your own business it will take a lot of money and hard work but it will pay off if you really work at it.

Last bit of advice from a successful business owner: don't borrow any money you'll be paying it off for years and it can ruin your credit.
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posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 09:11 PM
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a reply to: Mandroid7

The unemployment rate in my state is 0.5% in this particular field.

The average wage, 40,000.

My current yearly earnings: 20,000.

I'd gladly give back some my extra earnings for several years to an investor - As in, they front me with 40,000, and I give them a larger amount back - If a bank wouldn't be willing to do this loan in the first place.

0.5% unemployment pretty much means I'm a guaranteed product. ( Or, chances are 199/200 in their favor. )
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posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 09:14 PM
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Based on the number of hires, I am set on web development. Northern Utah is like one of the Tech-hubs of the nation and unemployment is as low as 0.5% - It'd be an instant double of what I make now, and would be well worth it.

However, my dreams are set on software development eventually. I've been told it requires a lot more, though, and cannot be done overnight.
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posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 10:30 PM
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originally posted by: deadlyhope
a reply to: VashTheStampede

Statistically, I am set on web development. Northern Utah is like one of the Tech-hubs of the nation and unemployment is as low as 0.5% - It'd be an instant double of what I make now, and would be well worth it.

However, my dreams are set on software development eventually. I've been told it requires a lot more, though, and cannot be done overnight.


You know you are 100% correct there

I would keep in mind that with global trading Economy will take on a new form export/import and outsourcing jobs is next. To achieve better gdp's and economic equilibrium it will be now not what the persons job is within the nation but what country has the resources, expertise will specialise on specific job. Silicon Valley is the target industry. Utah has mixed economy but information technology is definitely at the top of the list. I think you are on the right path



posted on Jun, 2 2016 @ 03:13 AM
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There are a great many people in the programming field that have aptitude and are proficient and skilled so in that regard you are merely one of many. If you are innovative and creative and imaginative, you may pull ahead of the pack and separate yourself from the rest of the crowd. The star athlete of a high school finds himself overshadowed in college by the numerous other high school standouts. The college stars find themselves among exceptional athletes when they try to go pro... there are many levels of proficiency. To be a star at the highest level, you must stand out. Invest in yourself. You may increase your proficiency, you may have aptitude and skill, but it is in your ability to be creative and imaginative that you can stand out, not being just another drone of the massive hive.




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