I’m Barry. I’ve spent the last 7 years or so building bootstrapped businesses online, but for some odd reason I was really REALLY, consistently bad at it early on.
My timeline (aka. product graveyard):
Rezzible.com - 2007
WoodenCube.com - 2007
BibleApps.com - 2008
Opensocial apps - 2008
Blogger gadgets - 2009
Chrome extensions out the wazoo - 2009
Appointron.com - 2010 (Hey, profit!)
Impulsv.com - 2011
CrashTasks - 2013
Ambassador - 2013
Helllo - 2013
In 2010, I founded Appointron, my first actually profitable startup with my current co-founder Matt Tharp, and since then I have been getting much better at building SaaS products that earn a profit, though sometimes I’m given to build things that sound really really cool but have little chance of making bank. I need to get over that Artix Phase.
I’ve been an avid follower/fan of Rob Walling and Patrick McKenzie and recently attended BaconBizConf (twas great), where I met Ian Landsman and gushed over his presentation on Dribbble (I’m still convinced it will change everything for me).
If time/money permits, I’m going to try to attend MicroConf 2014, though it sounds less and less likely that tickets will even be attainable.
Lets see, I live in rural Kansas with my family, which suits me just fine. There was a time when I hated living in a small community, but now that the internet is my home-country, its not so bad now.
It would be my pleasure to meet any of you if you’re ever near the Wichita, KS area.
Barry Welch @ Daring Labs