October 2012 - I landed my first real opportunity... Telecom company asked me to take on Channel Management role and help them expand their business across Canada.
January 2013 - After finding about 50 potential resellers and about 10 very promising ones, I realized that company I was helping is not truly ready to take on new resellers. To get them to be more serious about this expansion, and to make sure my time is now wasted, I demanded $3000 per month stipend for my time and expenses. They agreed and my first revenues rolled in.
February 2013 - After having to chase my money and realizing that company in question is still not ready to the primetime, I decided to sever my relationship with them. I just did not feel comfortable promoting their business when they are so damn slow in responding, providing necessary documentation and finally - paying their bills.