TL;DR – Work with me on my product business as a full-time-ish (~32 hours per week) developer and have that extra time every week to work on your own software product. Plus while working with me, you’ll learn what it takes to build, launch, run, and grow a successful software product.
You’re a developer. You want to start building and selling your own software products. But you’re working full-time. Well, more than full-time. You often work until 7 or 8 PM and when you get home there’s just no time to do more work. Besides, you’re tapped out. You’ve used up all your creative energy at work. Sometimes you even have to work weekends, so the ones you do you have off, you spend with friends and family. Seems impossible to start that product business.
I’ve heard this story a lot. In fact, I was this story. Then I quit my job and went freelance. It afforded me more flexibility, but with the ebb and flow of freelance and the need to constantly be chasing new clients and dealing with existing clients, there was very little creative energy left to devote to building a product business. I mean, freelancing itself is a business, so trying to start a new business while you’re furiously running another one is very difficult. I’m certainly not saying it can’t be done, but even with a disciplined approach, it is very challenging.