[By request] -- IAMA guy who spent years as a corporate drone working 80+ hours a week. I became an entrepreneur and last year made slightly less than 300k from sales of self-published books, staying home with my family and enjoying life. AMAA. Oh...
I started working in corporate America in 1995, making 27k a year in IT. By 2001 (my best year), I made 146k as a software dev manager.
After being unceremoniously booted out by an evil Senior VP, I worked for DHL and IBM until I got fed up and decided to forge out on my own.
After many embarrassing failures and a few modest successes, I hit my stride writing and publishing books.
Not sure what you'd like to know, whether how I failed or how I succeeded, but ask away.
EDIT: Here's a bit more about me and why my name might be familiar to you --
This is the comment that gained me some small Reddit notoriety -- http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/bo5pe/what_is_the_stupidest_thing_youve_ever_had_an/c0qtp3d?context=9
This is the AMA I did after that: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/c91hx/by_request_i_am_warlizard_ama/
My Jeep: http://i.imgur.com/MIXJn.jpg
My rifle: http://i.imgur.com/Hq3fA.jpg
My highest karma comment: http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/r8gjg/do_all_men_watch_porn/c43r4hk?context=5#c43r4hk
I have a subreddit (/r/warlizard) and a twitter (@War_Lizard) if anyone cares.
EDIT 2: If anyone wants a PDF copy of anything I've written, send an email to [email protected] and I'll send you one.
EDIT 3: This is the book that I wrote because of Reddit: http://www.amazon.com/The-Warlizard-Chronicles-Adventures-ebook/dp/B004RJ7W74
EDIT 4: It's nearly 1 and I've got to go to bed. If there are more questions tomorrow, I'll continue to answer them until there are no more left.