You do not have to reinvent the wheel to make a living. All you need to do is provide a quality product or service at a reasonable price and you will be just fine. I am at a local burger chain here in town called the Habit. They make good burgers and grilled sandwiches at a reasonable price. The place is clean and the service is good. As a result the place is busy and they are making a nice living. The recipe for success is not a mystery. Make stuff that's good. Provide quality service. Sell it at a reasonable price. Rinse and repeat.
What do you think?