I think that it depends a lot on where you are located if you could survive on a stand alone IR business. Many of us,(myself included) are from more or less rural areas that could not support such a business. We have to diversify out of necessity. In a larger metropolitan area, a person has a better chance to specialize. I don’t believe that a poll is a good indicator of preferance unless the location of the respondants is taken into consideration. I have found IR to be an excellent “stimulator” service. I have taken many jobs from compeditors by being to provide “that little extra” service.