I've been building businesses online since 1999. The big three notable for me were originally online gaming virtual currencies (eg EverQuest, DaoC, WoW, etc), then local search (right around when Yelp was created), and then Examine.com (which I founded as I lost weight and realized how much supplement companies were lying).
Pretty much everything I built was for myself. I wasn't specifically looking for a problem - just curiosity.
Examine analyzes and summarizes the latest scientific research to help you be healthier — no ads, no consulting, no supplement sales. If you in the health/nutrition space, you have likely come across us. We actually spawned the website out of reddit.com/r/fitness over a decade ago (when the sub was only a few tens of thousands of people!)
We're a 100% remote team of ~25 people. My various companies have generated millions (I hate it when people say made, because it sounds like that's what they netted) from advertising (ugh), information guides, and now subscriptions.
Entrepreneurship has always been about freedom to do things that I can - eg I've also done fun stuff like merge my love of cookies and meeting interesting humans to get people to send me cookies in the mail and raise hundreds of thousands for local non-profits, helping Arnold Schwarzenegger with his online stuff, and more.
I actually did an interview here back in 2017 (and my bad, did not realize there were comments I had never replied to), so when I was asked to do an AMA, gladly jumped on board :) You can also find out a bit more about me on my about page or Wikipedia.
And so here we are — AMA :)