Archived entries for entrepenuership

Pay Me For My Work, Not My Time

As I have said before, I recently switched companies. One thing that I used to hate about my old job was when I would finish work too early and have nothing to do for the rest of the day. I found a much similar situation on my first project with my new job. I am a consultant for a small company, which pretty much means we work as sub contractors with larger companies. However, I don’t feel that the problem of pay for time rather then pay for work is unique to my field. I talk to a lot of people about this issue and it seems to a problem across multiple industries. Now the problem does not really apply to people that are hourly employees, they are explicitly paid for their time, I am talking about salaried employees.

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A Hour a Day

A while back I read an article about Markus Frind and how he initially started Plenty of Fish. I am sorry that I can’t remember exactly where the article was, but has a good profile on him. Anyhow, I read that initially he had a lot of trouble getting started, basically getting focused. In order to overcome his problem of not being able to focus, he forced himself to spend at least an hour a day working on the site. Eventually it got to the point where he would find himself spending more than an hour working on it. Fast forward to today, this guy makes about 10 mill a year from online advertising on plenty of fish. Continue reading…

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