Billing Clients or Building Products?

Mar 29

Well, do we wanna build up this whole thing again and go chase business that we don’t want and get into pitches and win or not win business based on the whims of people who are stupider* than we are? Or is there another way?
Jim Coudal, excerpted from Bootstrapped, Profitable, & Proud: Coudal

That question led to this insight:

If you have the skills to do client work, you have the skills to make your own product. You’re selling yourself short by selling that on a work for hire basis.

I’m currently trying to do both, client work and building a product (and holding down a fulltime job, and writing a book). We’ll see how it goes.

*Caveat: I don’t think my clients are stupider than I am.

One Comment

  1. Red

    Even the Masters (Da Vinci, Giotto, Titian, etc.) called themselves prostitutes. Everyone has worked for hire to pay the bills at some point. No shame in that.

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