I have been following the discussions and the podcast for quite some time and thought I'd make it official.
My background: I live in Germany, and started my career working some years for a large enterprise.
As the corporate-reality sucked the life out of me I decided to quit. Since two years I am working as a freelancer doing development in various niches.
And of course I am working on some side projects, mainly plugins for WordPress and Joomla.
At this in point in time I don't want to reveal my products as I might have some trouble coming up in regards to the brand names. More on that in a separate thread which I will post later. Cliffhanger alarm...
Like many of the forum members I would not mind to have the side projects become my main gig eventually.
However revenue is just not there, yet.
Thus for now I greet you from step #1 of Rob's stairstep approach.