| ||Ask HN: Am I just a wantrepreneur?|
428 points by ced83fra 4 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 148 comments |
|I am a wantrepreneur. For over 7 years, I have wanted to start something. Really hard, wanted.
Surely, I have tried to find an audience for a twisted "Come Dine With Me" (but who would host 3 others random unknown people in their own house??), have started some websites (extractemailaddress.com, linux-commands-examples.com) in the hope to get a big enough niche audience... But all I can get is an average of 8€ per month of donations, which barely covers my hosting costs.|
I am trying to get new ideas done. But after one day of programming for my job, I am exhausted and I cannot extract any brain-juice any more. And if I try to work during the week-ends, I can't rewind enough for the next week. And my progress are damn slow. It seems I would need a year to achieve what a good programmer could do in a week.
It seems to me impossible I would be one day a Takuya Matsuyama who makes enough for a living with its app (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18216783), let alone be a Mark Zuckerberg.
Even if I have some theoretical knowledge of starting things, as I have read news, stuff, feedback on HN and other sites for years.
Creating a successful business seems to me like the only viable career path to me. I don't see myself as a good developer (maybe it is due to the First month in a new company imposter syndrome, https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18257767). So this is not a long-term plan. And I have nerver learned to do anything else. So the only thing left is to create some things, and be successful enough in at least one to make a living out of it.
What should I do?
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