Going Solo

After working at Fuel Industries for almost two years and working with some really great clients on some very cool projects, I have made the decision to go solo.

It's funny though because "going solo" isn't a very accurate description of things. There are some really supportive people, especially within 9rules, that have been there to lend a helping hand or to let me know of possible work opportunities.

And with so many possibilities, I really saw the chance to pursue my passion: developing quality web applications.

I believe in the concept of "build once/sell many" applications, like Mint or Basecamp. I've held this belief for many years and now I've finally gathered the courage to make a go of it.

So, got any tips or links on what and what not to do in your first year of business?

Published December 19, 2005 · Updated September 14, 2006
Categorized as Other
Short URL: https://snook.ca/s/481


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Thame said on December 19, 2005

Good luck, man. Whatever you make or do, I'm your 1st customer :D

Dave Simon said on December 19, 2005

I'm anxious to see what the future will hold from Mr. Snook...

John Labriola said on December 19, 2005

Funny ParticleTree posted a feature the other day about starting your own business: http://particletree.com/features/a-guide-to-starting-your-business/

Also Garrett Dimon wrote something for Digital Web Mag a few months ago:

Hey good luck to you!

Jeroen Mulder said on December 20, 2005

I don't believe in luck, so, instead, I'll just wish you a successfull first year of going solo. :-)

If there's one tip I can give, which I've learned being a student, is don't nitpick about your expenses. You should still have fun, because if you don't have fun, why would you be doing it?

Peter Flaschner said on December 20, 2005

Congratulations Jonathan! Get ready for the ride of your life.

Phu said on December 20, 2005

I'm sure "The Snook" doesn't need any luck so I'll just say congratulations and that be sure to keep us updated!

A horse with no name said on December 20, 2005

I love to see you finish your CMS.

Jonathan Snook said on December 20, 2005

horse: it's definitely on the list. :)

Kaanon MacFarlane said on December 20, 2005

If you continue to make sites as dynamic and beautiful as this one you'll do well. Your'e site inspired me to get off my duff and work on css as well as the backend stuff.

TIP: go for the big boys. They pay the best.

khaled said on December 20, 2005

Well I've said it before, but fantastic news dude, hope it all flies in the direction you want it to. Looking forward to seeing what you're going to be up to ...apart from Borg that is ;)

gecko2 said on December 23, 2005

First time on this site and I absolutely love it. A work of art, and I don't give many sites I visit the thumbs up at all.

Ben said on December 23, 2005

Good luck, I'm sure you'll do great.

robyn said on December 28, 2005

woot! congrats on taking the leap into solos-ville.....can't wait to see what you'll get up to. :-)

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