I started a random chat app aside from my full time software engineer job. It now generates constant revenue surpass my salary. I was happy because I always wanted to be "free."
The whole thing sort of grow out of surprise. We just released it and spent very little for promotion. (lifetime-value of a user doesn't justify buying ads constantly anyway.) Then gradually added new features along the way when user requested.
The revenue used to grow so much (because the starting point is low😛) that it was quite exciting to work on it. But the growth has been slow down and therefore excitement decreased these days. :/
I started to wonder, do I really like it? I do love the feeling of having real users using my product. But honestly speaking big part of my motivation was money. Then, It is just another "job." And if I have to live on this money, is it actual freedom I want?
I said to myself that I would quit my fulltime job when my app earns the same amount, but when things actually come to this point. I started to wonder what should I really do?
How to make myself feeling exciting again? :(