Why do you start your side projects?
A few days ago, I asked Twitter why they would start a side project. By far, the most popular answer was, Why not?, but aside from that, a few reasons stood out to me.
Building your skills
You choose what tools you use when building something you own - often I will start a project just to try out a new framework.
You own what you build. If it succeeds or fails, it's because of you.
Build an audience
When you create something for free and build in the open, you will find your audience.
To learn how to sell
A great way to learn how to sell is to sell. A great way to have something to sell is to build it.