Hey fellow makers!
This is a summary of my blog post, on how I got my winning startup idea:
It's nearly impossible to be successful out of the gate. There's too big of a learning curve to get everything right on your first go. But, your experience is cumulative, where each part of your journey makes the next part easier. Keep trying things out and learning. When you do find the right opportunity, you'll be able to nurture your idea into a successful business.
2003: built my first website
2006: graduated college, went after graphic design certificate
2007: made first money online by landing a web design client from Craigslist
2008: co-founded an online puzzle business
2009: quit, but gained first-hand business experience
2010: landed full-time job as web designer and graphic designer
-----------2011-2017: dreaming about entrepreneurial ideas
2017: moved and started web designer business (full-time)
2018: lightbulb goes off and I launched my first digital product
While most of my income is from being a self-employed web designer, I've earned $23.5K in revenue to date from my product. However, I'm working on the switch to full-time maker.
If you're interested in the details, you can read it on my blog post.