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Build profitable startups without VC funding

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Rauno Metsa
June 12, 2018

The maker movement is happening and I really like it. There are so many internet products you can make without any VC funding just by doing everything by yourself.

You don't need a fancy office with sauna and ping pong table. You don't need boring meetings or company retreats.

You need a laptop and your brain.

Keep your job

You still need to eat things and wear things and pay your rent so it's a good idea to keep your job while making your product.

You can quit your job as soon as you get enough monthly recurring revenue from your products.

If you're young and you don't have a wife and children yet, you can do it much more quickly then those who have. When you have a family to support, you need to be more careful (obviously).

Having a meaning helps to be happy

We're spending so much time at work and even if we're not physically in the office, we're still thinking about work. We're always working.

It can be hard to find a meaning in your work at a big organisation, but having a meaning affects your happiness the most. Bunch of money and office sauna can be nice, but humans get used to it very quickly.

You don't need a lot of money

You need some thousands per month from your solo internet products. You don't need to work from 9 to 5. No office, no managers, no meetings. Only you and your laptop.

You can travel the world. You can pick up your kid from daycare at lunchtime and have an icecream.

You can make a lot of money with internet though.

Start making today

It usually takes some time to build a profitable internet product, so start making today!