Last year, I quit my full-time job to become an entrepreneur (again...)
It has been an amazing year with so many ups and downs! Last week, I made more in a month than I did as a consultant🎉
Here are my Projects:⬇⬇⬇
• 📧 RevSync
An easy way for creators to turn their Twitter followers into Newsletter subscribers. $1600 in sales in the first month.
• 🤖24 Hours of NFT
Sell every second of the day to NFT artists. They can display their work on the seconds bought! 8079 seconds have been claimed by 200+ artists.
A chrome extension that redirects you from distracting sites to sites you actually want to go to. 175 people have been using it for the last 9 months.
• 🧠 Braincaps
A nootropics business that develops and sells supplements to enhance cognitive functions like concentration, memory, and mood. $195.000 revenue in the first 2 years with 10.000+ customers. Left after 3 years.
When I was just a little boy, I told my father that I wanted to become my own boss and not work for anybody else. Just like he did!
Wouldn't we all?
But I actually followed through and founded my first "successful" business in my first year of uni, where we reached $195k revenue in the first 2 year.
Not bad for a busy student right?
I loved being an entrepreneur. I got to meet some of the most amazing people. I learned a lot about business and myself, but I hated my product. So I decided to try something else.
And that's where the fuckup happened🤦♂️
I wanted to learn something about bigger internal business and their challenges, so I finished my MBA and got a job as a digital innovation consultant/project manager at an amazing young and fast-growing company.
I learned a lot but struggled even more...
The little boy in me became bored and unsatisfied. I felt very stuck and started to really doubt myself and the path I was on. But I am not the type to just sit around.
So I saved some money and quit my job👋
The first half-year was though. I struggled to find something that excited me. I started to feel really depressed and struggled with my mental health for a while.
That's when I decided to learn something new!
Now I just needed some like-minded people to share this with🤔
So together with my girlfriend, I grabbed my bags, left Amsterdam, and moved to indie hackers paradise Bali to meet an old friend of mine.
Now let's get to work!
First I made 24 Hours of NFT, where NFT artists can buy seconds of the day to have their art displayed on. Forever!
Today, over 8000 seconds have been claimed by 200+ artists
Next, I built RevSync in just 10 days! I have learned so much from my previous project.
So I launched it on ProductHunt and became #3 of the day!
Today, I looked at last month's revenue and realized I made more in a month than I did as an employee! My stress level is way down, my head is full of ideas and I just feel like myself again.
The little boy in me is proud again.
To be continued
Feel free to ask anything about tech, business, work/life balance, etc.
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