June 3, 2020
There are so many internet products you can make without a VC funding. You don’t need a fancy office with sauna and ping pong table. You don’t need boring meetings and company retreats.
You’ll just do everything by yourself.
Keep your day job
You still need to eat things, wear things and pay your rent, so it's a good idea to keep your job while making your products.
You can quit your corporate job as soon as you get enough monthly recurring revenue to cover your expenses.
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 organization, 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.
But you actually don't need a lot of money
This obviously depends on your current life situation. If you have a family to support, you need more money than when living alone.
But how much money do we really need to live? There are probably a lot of expenses we can give up to live a more minimalist life.
You maybe need some thousands per month from your solo internet products to start with. This is totally doable! And then you don't need to work from 9 to 5. No office, no managers, no meetings.
You can travel the world. You can pick up your kid from daycare at lunchtime and have an ice cream if you want.
You can make a lot of money with the internet though. A lot of people do, and MakeHub lists them to inspire you!