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Aj Mathia
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I assume most people here work or are involved around the java space.
For the working class I have a question.
Do you indulge in any alternate cash flow activities along with your regular line of work? (PLS exclude other Software related ventures)
How do you prioritize your time for these activities?
Has it influenced your efficiency in your current jobs? (for better or worse)


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Jeroen Wenting
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I've sold a few photographs but I don't engage in active marketing so it's more or less hit and miss (sometimes someone approaches me having seen one of my photos and asks to buy it for publication somewhere).


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Aj Mathia
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Hi Jeroen Wenting
What was your marketing approach?
what other approaches you were considering?

I guess if you are good at photography it sure give you a decent alternate cashflow opening.

Cheers
Jay
Alan Wanwierd
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I used to play (Bass Guit.)in a working band and we'd gig once or twice a week and rehearse once a week.

Weekend gigs were fine no problem, but getting I did have to rush out from work regardless of what was going on in order to get to rehearsals on time and had trouble getting up in the morning after late night mid-week gigs..

Typical gig consisted of getting to pub/club at 7pm setting up and having a 5 minute soundcheck, running out to grab a bite to eat, playing from 8:15pm-9:30pm having a break and a drink, then playing from 10pm-11:15pm. After packing everything up and having a "wind-down" drink and a smoke it was rarely before 1am that'd I'd get home.

Although this did provide me with a small cashflow income, it wasnt exactly making my bank account overflow and after considering the amount spent on petrol, junk food, beer and cigarettes when on a gig - it was little more than a self-financing hobby.

I guess you could argue that my efficiency at work may have been negatively impacted by late nights but conversely having enthusiasm for life kept me mentally healthy and therefore more alert at work! (Nowadays that enthusiasm that "raison d'etre" comes from my family).
Aj Mathia
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Originally posted by Adrian Wallace:

I guess you could argue that my efficiency at work may have been negatively impacted by late nights but conversely having enthusiasm for life kept me mentally healthy and therefore more alert at work! (Nowadays that enthusiasm that "raison d'etre" comes from my family).


Na I wouldnt argue i like the nightlife in aust and if i can make some bucks in the meantime or atleast breakeven sure will be worth it.

The reason i brought up this topic was because i was considering to take a break after my current contract ends and focus on a business i was setting up.
I dont want to clobber both areas but having one foot here and another there.
At the same time i dont want to quit from IT completely
so trying to strike a balance.
Jack Daniel
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Invest in Real E$tate... in FL

Aj Mathia
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Originally posted by Jack Daniel:
Invest in Real E$tate... in FL



Real Estate is a long term investment
not ideal for fast cashflow
Aj Mathia
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Hi Everyone,
Anyone else who does some other side business along with their IT lifes??
 
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