Craig sorry about the tangent, I was feeling a bit out there yesterday.
The economy problems going on now, sound a lot like what My grandparents used to talk about of the "great depression". I am not old enough to know but I am old enough to have lived with people that lived it.
As I reflect I wonder, did they always keep three months of bills in cash in the box in the pantry? did they always have 3 or more months worth of food in the pantry? did they always darn their socks when they got a hole? did they always find a way squeeze every cent out of every dollar? did they never care about fashion? why were they always afraid of getting a credit card, why did they not buy a house until they could pay cash? why did they not even own an air conditioner let alone use one?
Looking back I think those relatively few years of their lives changed their lifestyle forever.
My grandfather was born with a silver spoon, and he always said he could not believe it all went away in a day, and he would never let that happen to him again.
In truth I am looking forward to the crash, I think the giant reset button in the sky once pushed will bring people back to a quality in moderation mentality. rather than if it`s cheap enough I`ll take two.
The one thing that is a bit scary, and it already is starting. I don`t do anything all that high tech, I cut up wood and put the pieces together in a different order. it isn`t all that hard (that`s why every guy that retires says that`s what he`ll be doing when he`s not fishin), I do it because I love to do it, with unemployment in new jersey at 7.1% this week, people have to do something to get by, probably 1 in 4 households have the basic tools to do what I do, and the internet is just giving away the plans, the competition for me I expect is going to explode out of desperation. I suppose not all small business is of passion, some are of desperation.
One last question, do you think ranking high on a search is going to be all that good when it`s the would be competition checking out your prices so they can under cut you a few cents. or they want to get into your niche.
time will tell, I for one can`t wait.