Haven’t you wondered this before? I mean I know I’ve mentioned it a few times but most of the comments/emails I get are that I look older than I actually am and I’ve wondered this that maybe I’m not doing enough to help readers understand me so considering I told you how this blog actually started, maybe you’d like to know a little bit more about me. By the way, before I begin, I have wondered how old some other bloggers are and sometimes I’m surprised because I can’t really guess well and I usually overestimate the age most of the times. So if you don’t mind, let me know how old you are, not that it makes a difference but its a good way for me to get a better visual.
How I Got On The Internet
I’ve been on the internet since I was much much younger, maybe around 11 or 12 and my first email account, just like most of you guys, was with Hotmail. I used to get on the internet and check my email or browse games and even though I was never a real gamer, I would enjoy the java based games from 9 years ago.
Starting Up My Company
By the time that I was 13 years old, I had started to play with Dreamweaver, FlashMX and Frontpage enough to know what I was doing. I even had a fair bit of experience with Photoshop by then. At that time I decided to get into the web design business and started by completing small projects for individuals at freelance websites. The pay wasn’t too high, usually between $20-$50 for each job but the time input was minimal and considering I went to school in the day, it was pretty good part-time pay.
Through these projects I met my future clients with whom I helped develop over 30 professional websites and other projects including some for companies like RadioShack, Cisco Systems and Northstar Parts. I was even contacted by companies such as Bentley but with time running out, I was unable to actually accept some projects.
Quitting The Business
When I was 18 years old, and was a sophomore at the University, I decided that I probably wouldn’t have enough time to devote to the web design business and decided to take a break, knowing that I would return sooner or later with a new venture. Sure enough, 6 months later I came up with my blog.
Its been a great and long journey filled with tons of experience and stories and most of what I blog about today is taken from what I learned as a teenager trying to establish himself in a business market that was already over saturated with too many web designers and freelancers who were in it to win it.
I guess this entire story helps you get an insight into who I really am and why I say some of the things I do. Hopefully this also helps my credibility in backing up what I say But I would really like to hear from you guys. Tell me a little bit about you by blogging about it or if you don’t want to do that then you can mention a little bit of it in the comments. It will help you connect with your audience better, so its worth a shot!