Domains piqued my interest ~15 years ago, but I didn't try to make a serious living from it (and turn it into a business) until ~10 years ago. 100 hours a week, at least. No partying. No watching television. No weekends off. No vacations. Work, and work. Then work some more. Seriously, because... The only thing you can control in business is your effort; make it count! My budget began at $10 when I bought my first domain name and multiplied from there as I figured out what worked, what didn't work, and I reinvested in what worked. Lost plenty of money. Made plenty more. The words for it are easy: it takes me mere seconds to type them. The work behind it is the hard part that almost no one is willing to do.