Ever since I quit my job at Amazon, I’ve wanted to work for myself rather than going back into the corporate world.
First I satisfied that by building a game strategy website, StratFu.com. That was fun, but wasn’t really a way to earn money, as it took too many hours to create the content.
Next I switched to contract work, and created a successful self-employed consulting business. The money was great and the work was varied (and from home!) but it was still frustrating to just be building things for other people.
As of this week, however, I’m starting on a new venture (details still under wraps, but I’ll post when we’re live) with three friends who I met via my consulting work. I’m very excited to be building something for us and to be starting down a road I always wanted to walk but was never sure of what idea I wanted to pursue.
The money I saved while consulting will help us make it through the months where we’re doing the initial development, but we’re all firm believers in “launch something fast, then improve it” and I look forwards to an exciting and busy summer.