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Do YOU have the balls to try? Part I (hotornot.com)
19 points by matt on Feb 19, 2007 | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments



It's a little unfair to chalk it up *just* to balls. I've got one of those cushy, fat, boring Java jobs, because I have a wife and three kids, and it turns out they like eating. And wearing clothes. So, for the time-being, I'm working at night on the tools and technologies that I think I want to use, so that I'll be ready once I've saved enough dough (and karma with the family, given the probable time commitment) to self-finance for 6 months. What about the rest of you? Any other working moms or dads out there scheming to launch start-ups? If so, how do you plan to make that happen?


I have a family and children, they like to eat and wear clothes as well, often they do both at the same time.

I got started on a project but was unable to hang on long enough to make any revenue, so I licensed the code to a company that I do a lot of work for, they pay me to work on the code and they let me keep what I make.

This means that over time I have been able to improve my product, without an investor, I have not always been able to work on exactly what I wanted with it but everything has been useful. I am now ready to give producing an income a shot again and I am pretty sure I will make it this time around.




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