What the hell am I doing

Aug 17, 2013

Oh god, oh god, oh crap.

Holy crap, what am I doing? I recently released Bespeak, and I figured this blog would be a good place to record my thoughts, tips, and experiences running a SaaS application. I really have no idea what I am doing.

I have been a Software Developer for a while, I have made more than a few websites, for more than a few clients. I have an idea how to build web sites … I sort of know what I am doing. But what have I got myself into?

I am now responsible for Marketing, Advertising, Customer Service, Billing, Maintenance, Development and everything else that comes with running a business. Why did I think this was a good idea?

My grandfather once told me:

It is a choice to be free, or to be in a cage. It is up to you, if you prefer to be safe, fed and caged, or fly freely and fight for your food.

Why am I doing this? Because I am a Nomad. At heart, I know I will never be happy unless I can take ownership of my work. I know I will never be satisfied with being just some cog in a wheel. This is freedom.

Self-employment isn’t some magical journey, or get rich quick scheme. It never was and it never will be. Startups, Income Hacking, or even opening a shop has been, and always will be one of the most difficult, scary, and stressful things you can do. Any one who tells you otherwise is full of shit.

It is up to you.