About 3 years ago I was in sales and had an idea for a web app but no coding skills. I spoke to 50+ customers a day in my sales job and knew the product had a market.
I looked high and low to find someone technical to help me build it and eventually was able to get a programmer on board.
The programmer was top notch (no idea how I managed to convince him) but when the product stalled to gain traction once we launched (first 2 months) he got antsy and bailed. I barely had a chance to really market the thing.
At that point I was broke (including about $7K in credit card debt) and had to get a job even though I knew deep down I had to get this idea out there. I spent the next two years learning how to code on the side of my day job. Finally, after a lot of struggle I’ve been able to build the product myself and re-launch.
It’s still in beta, but I’m proud to introduce, http://www.movebuddha.com