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    Just thought I 'd share this story that was in my local newspaper this morning.

    http://www0.mercurycenter.com/business/top/017764.htm

    Kind of nice to here that someone is making it.

    Brew

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    Thanks for posting that! That is a great story...

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    Yeah, that is a great story. It's encouraging that a one-man team can have so much success. Sometimes dot-coms overdo it with advertising and over employment and thus they go broke.

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    Great story and inspirtional for all of us. However, maybe that guy shoudl spend dome of all that money he made this year and pay a professional to redo his website because at the moment I would be slightly put off by doing any business with him.

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    I thought that article would give a bit of uplift to some. Living here in Silicon Valley (San Jose) all we read about is the layoffs and the doom of the dot coms.

    Most of those that failed, were handed mege bucks and just went crazy. Like any business, you half to have a business plan.

    Agree with Nicky on his website. But with his earning of $200,000 bucks, maybe that just shows we all spend to much time in design when the average visitor or client doesn't really give a hoot about how nice the site looks.???? It could use a facelift though.

    By the way, (in the paper) there was a breakdown of what his expenses were for the year. If anyone would be interested I'll post them.

    Brew
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    Great, I think it would be interesting to see what he spent his money on!

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    Oh ya - that is such a horrible frontpage site.

    You can tell frontpage just by looking at it. Might as well have Microsoft Theme stamped at the top.

    Anyways - interesting note.

    That article had Website spelled Web site. Annoyed the hell out of me.

    oh ---- hehehe look at that cheap counter at the bottom. Its amazing how something so unsophisticated can do so well. Makes ya think.
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    Here's the break down on his year 2000 expenses:

    EJOBSHOP
    EJobShop had expenses of $15,469 or 0.9 percent of its $1.7 million in revenue in 2000.

    Automobile expense: $1,058
    Bank service charges: $477
    Depreciation expense: $2,855
    Dues and subscriptions: $284
    Total insurance: $500
    Licenses and permits: $200
    Marketing: $1,412
    Office supplies: $3,257
    Postage and delivery: -$18 **
    Professional development: $125
    Software: $65
    Total professional fees: $550
    Total taxes: $800
    Total telecom: $3,136
    Total travel and entertainment: $768
    ** refund from a FedEx bill in previous year

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