Many people don’t know this, but Speedlancer isn’t my first company. But it is my best :)
I founded Speedlancer based on the learnings and the insight I had of outsourcing through running my previous company in the eCommerce space.
As I’ve delved into, I took that site from 0 to 130,000+ paying customers and 320,000 unique visitors per month (equating to $600k in the same year I let it effectively die a peaceful death… actually the asset is still for sale hint hint ;)), and notably a 10 minute work-week for myself.
The thing is, it wasn’t going to change the world. And even more to the point, I knew it was well & truly at its peak. So that’s why I gave up.
I was probably stupid. Well at least any sane person would have called me stupid. The sane person would have decided to focus on selling the site at its peak, but I made a conscious decision not to waste any more time and to instead let it die peacefully.
Why? Because as an entrepreneur by heart I am a natural risk taker. I preferred to leverage my time and my early learnings on something that can truly change the world. And I had some capital behind me to be able to take a bigger gamble, which I was ready to do!