(Note: I haven’t dropped programming; just sold the site. I still run and maintain another Rails site that is driving traffic to FEND)
That’s right folks. After having built the site; then getting burned out with programming, taking a hiatus where Freelancify was barely getting maintained; I sold the website.
I sold Freelancify mainly due to the fact that I loved the fire and passion Samuel Adesoga had for Freelancify’s future the first-time he approached me. He is a Rails programmer himself and I know with that drive he has; he will be able to take Freelancify and make it much better and gain some major traction. I wish him the best and years from now; I will be scratching and beating my head about why I sold Freelancify! Here’s the announcement he made on Freelancify’s blog.
I am now pursuing a passion of mine: Designing clothes. I have been working in the past months building FEND streetwear. I am going to shift this blog a bit, probably more towards internet marketing and personal fashion designer mumbo jumbo. I am still definitely going to talk about startups and business in general though.. and also Rails as well (I have since Freelancify built a smaller Rails website/app that is going to help market FEND).
Last week, Matt (a current student of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business) emailed me about a presentation workshop he was putting together for class. He asked for screenshots of my old landing splash page that I used to generate 300+ email signups while building my startup app, Freelancify. Since the presentation he was doing was about landing-splash pages in general. I decided to take it a step further and quickly hacked this ‘Hello Stanford’ together for him to use:
Jeremy Lin, a Palo Alto native, recently emerged as a breakout star for the New York Knicks after being undrafted/dropped by several teams. Not only has he broken many barriers statistically speaking, but also overcoming relentless struggles and racial barriers. His story has won the hearts of the nation.
Jeremy Lin. How does he relate to my startup or entrepreneurial path? Besides just out-right hustling.. there’s much more that meets the eye.
1. Be Uncomfortable. Take Risks.
When I started this blog, I didn’t think it was going to do as well and receive the enormous amounts of positivity as it did. I only published two real articles, and from those two; both shot to the front page of Hacker News and Reddit and amassed 30K+ uniques in a span of a week. And hundreds still come everyday.