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My problem is now I have a resume full of failed projects. Not super great track record for getting new clients or getting a full time job.

That’s a consideration. But if you phrase it correctly, your part actually succeeded. You are not responsible for the whole company, only for your own part.

building a website that no one uses doesn't really demonstrate your skills at building scale-able systems.

It doesn't demonstrate you wrote maintainable clean code and it doesn't demonstrate that you wrote something that scaled more than 1 user.

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