Taking control of your career can be lifechanging – the freedom to work on what you want when you want is intoxicating. In 2004 I was going to give it all up, ready to go back to school so I could earn my commercial captian’s license with the goal of driving tugboats in San Francisco Bay. Luckily, a friend talked me out of it as he needed some help with a project he was working on at PayPal.
Thus started my journey as a solo developer… which hasn’t always been fun. Turns out that it’s really easy to screw the whole thing up if you don’t start with a solid plan. That’s why I made this video.
I’ve packaged everything I’ve learned about running a solo business over the last 15 years into a solid, tightly-edited hourlong video.