As a child, I enjoyed reading the various stories of gold rush successes and failures. At some point, I realized that not every gold panner was guaranteed a success, and it was the secondary industries, like the people selling the supplies, that had better chances of profit and success, even if it wasn't the glamorous job.
As a web designer and developer, I am somewhat like that supply salesman. I'm making and selling a product that every successful business needs, but the product doesn't rely on their success for my success. Sure, it's nice if the gold panner finds some gold and needs to buy more supplies to keep going, it's not a requirement. My success relies on my product being good enough for the gold panners to come back when they need more, and hopefully tell their friends to pick me as well.
Just a thought for the day.