What should be my first step for becoming an entrepreneur?

What should be my first step for becoming an entrepreneur?

Here’s my simple recipe for becoming an entrepreneur – or rather figuring out if you’re cut out for it.

Start and finish at least one side-project

Working on something on your own shows whether you’re motivated and committed enough to start something more significant.

That’s how I started about 15 years ago.
I wrote a book. Then two more. Although my books weren’t huge financial successes, they served as a proof that I can actually work on my own – and also make some extra money on the side.

I bought my first iMac in 2009 and started developing iOS games and apps. This proved to be even more profitable than writing books. Thanks, Apple for sponsoring our new car! 🙂

And I did all these in my spare time. I worked in the evenings, and I spent most of my weekends in front of my computer. But I enjoyed almost every moment of it.

Eventually, my side-business grow to the point that I could sustain myself and my family. Finally, I could quit the corporate job. I left the crappy job and the toxic environment that literally made me sick.

Now I’m my own boss, working on projects that I love, and enjoying the freedom of being a solopreneur.

By |2018-07-22T09:39:33+00:00July 21st, 2018|Everyday Life, Lifestyle|0 Comments

About the Author:

Károly Nyisztor is a veteran mobile developer and instructor. He has built several successful iOS apps and games—most of which were featured by Apple—and is the founder at LEAKKA, a software development, and tech consulting company. He's worked with companies such as Apple, Siemens, SAP, and Zen Studios. Currently, he spends most of his days as a professional software engineer and IT architect. In addition, he teaches object-oriented software design, iOS, Swift, Objective-C, and UML. As an instructor, his aim is to share his 20+ years of software development expertise and change the lives of students throughout the world. He's passionate about helping people reveal hidden talents, and guide them into the world of startups and programming. You can find his courses and books on all major platforms including Amazon, Lynda, LinkedIn Learning, Pluralsight, Udemy, and iTunes.

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