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Terms of Use

We certainly try to provide useful and accurate information, but any free content accessed here, including news and advice, is provided without warranties, express or implied. (Of course, please feel free to let us know if you find any errors.) If and when we sell products we clearly state any warranties or terms.

We try to link only to trustworthy web sites, but we can make no promises about other sites. A link to a web site does not mean we endorse it or accept any responsibility for the content or use of that web site. If you do have problems with one of the sites we link to, however, let us know, because we do want to refer our visitors only to quality web sites.

Disclaimers

Advertising – Selling ad space is how we make money. In addition to income from banner advertising we are compensated for the sales of some products we link to. But we strive always to give honest information and reviews in any case.

Sources for Money Data – To see of how we arrive at the numbers we use on the site, see the explanation further down this page.

Our Privacy Policy

It’s very simple: We always respect your privacy!

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If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Ownership and Contact Information

Webhiker LLC
7181 Primm Pl
Northport, FL 34287
steve @ stevegillmanĀ .com

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Average Wages and Profits: Our Sources

Throughout the site you will see references to average wages for jobs and examples of potential profits for businesses. Take them all with a grain of salt, as you should when dealing with any statistics like these. But for those who want to know what our sources for the information are, here is an explanation.

Average Wages

We rely heavily on the the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is part of the U.S. Labor Department. You can find employment and wage estimates for over 800 occupations at their website:

http://www.bls.gov/oes

Note that these are estimates of the number of people employed in certain occupations, and estimates of the wages paid, largely based on surveys that may or may not present an accurate picture. Also keep in mind that even though there are 800 occupations, the categories still require lumping together of many positions. Pizza delivery drivers, for example, might be thrown in with truck drivers, even though the pay of the latter is likely much higher. Those who are self-employed are not included in BLS estimates.

Finally, if you visit the site you’ll notice that some estimates are based on more recent data, while others have not been updated in years.

Revenue and Profits

There is no good database which tabulates average profits for industries or specific types of businesses. We use examples, and rely on websites that gather information on businesses, like:

http://www.Manta.com

Of course, what one mannequin seller makes each year does not necessarily indicate what you might expect to make if you get into the business, which brings us to one final point about our numbers…

Use Your Own Common Sense

We are not selling business plans on this site nor promising any accuracy about the numbers we use or what you will make with any job or business. Who could promise these things? When we use specific numbers we have a source, but that doesn’t make it that meaningful in terms of any predictive value.

Or we use numbers in an example, to show what is possible–this is not a promise. Sometimes, particularly on the pages that are part of the section on money making ideas, we just throw out guesses, but we acknowledge that they are just guesses.

Sometimes we use numbers based on our own experiences. These are just examples, of course. Selling walking sticks for $15 doesn’t mean others can’t get $80 for theirs, or find no buyers at $5

For all the inaccuracy, having some numbers helps, even if it guarantees nothing. It helps to know that some tattoo artists get $15 for temporary tattoos, for example. You might make more or less, but at least you have an idea. It helps to know that a used furniture store or two can make hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual revenue–it gives you something to aim for. It helps to know what are the average wages of professions you are considering, because if you apply for those with a higher average you increase your odds of making more money, even if there is no guarantee.

But nothing here (nor anywhere else–including in government statistics) can present the whole picture nor guarantee any result.