My name is Tarek, I live in France, I work full time as a Project Manager (I`ve got a background in software development) and I`m planning to set up my Micro ISV (1)
I don`t want to build an empire, I just want to make a good living out of it and maybe hire another developer if the sales become really good (My current definition of really good is at least 6 times my current monthly salary)
I want to become a product company, I know already the type of product I want to build, I will be selling my product online via the Internet, using the try (45 days free trial) before you buy scheme. I might try to go try the retail route in case the product will be selling well online
I will be creating the product and starting marketing & selling it while keeping my day job (I need to pay the bills) and since
I`m not very sure if my venture will be a success or a total failure, I prefer minimizing the risk for now, and I will only quit "the man" once the sales start arriving on a regular basis.
The difficulty I see will be time management & low morale, that`s going to be really hard to go to work on my product after a hard day at work and on the week end.
I`m thrilled to have joined such a vibrants community, because it`s nice to share experiences and balances things off with more experience business persons.
The benefits I can see from this community is knowing that I`m not the only the one who had decide to choose to follow the entrepreneurial route (I might not be as nuts as I`ve intiallytought) and I can get advises from what seems a very supportive community.
I look forward chatting with your on the forums.
If you`ve got any good tips & advises for creating & growing a (online) business while having a day job + a family (wife + 18 months toddler)
Excuse me in advance for my rather poor English but I`m just a poor French farmer, so expect a lot of grammar & spelling mistakes from me
Here`s a feature request for the web site : Spell Checker
Congratulations to the Sloan Brothers for creating such an awesome community.
Best Regards from France,