Example 1:ResultsPeople were really happy.Donations pay for the overhead.Over 12 million songs have been played through theservice.
What did I learn? There are real problems that haven’t yet been solved. If you solve a problem you’ll make people happy. Happy people give back to support you. Making people happy is addicting. Don’t underestimate the press machine.
Example 2:ProblemI was going to networking events and meetingpeople but getting manageable or useful datafrom the interaction.Unable to realistically manage anything fromthese interactions later.Need better ways to ask for cute girls’ phonenumbers.
Example 2:SolutionDevelop a platform to facilitate exchanginginteresting and dynamic information whenmeeting someone.Requires mobile clients and a web application.
Example 2:The RealizationI realized this project was bigger than myselfand needed support.If I wanted to succeed, I had to treat it as morethan a hobby.Applied to a local incubator in hopes of ﬁndinga co-founder, mentorship and some seedcapital.
Example 2:The RealizationI had to position myself to focus on what Icared about.I left my job at a big, evil, well payingcorporation to do freelance and work onHollrback.Before I knew it I had started...
Example 2:Step 4Expect the best/worst.Take pride in small victories.Spend a lot of time supporting new users.
Example 2:ResultsTo be continued...Hollrback is gaining traction but there’s a longway to go.
Example 2 Would you like to know more?But it’s come a long way since that ﬁrst video.
What did I learn? I had to give up a lot. It’s a roller coaster ride of extreme highs and lows. It probably hasn’t been healthy for me. Always looking for the next “win”.
Things I learned aboutmyself. I like to build things. I like to solve problems. I don’t like being bored. I like to learn. It’s only worth it to me if I’m passionate about it. It’s not about money. I can’t go back.
Thanks! Le .c om t ’s as be g fri kan end eg ab s! Scan my Hollrback Card and feel free to contact me at any time!