I’ve been a motorcyclist all of my life. Constantly building, riding, racing, and generally having a lot of fun.
While working as a professional race mechanic & engineer, my wife was home working on a website. Looked kind of interesting, and since I was kind of into computers, I wondered if I could build one, but what to build?
At that moment, I knew the purpose. Went home, and launched Wakularacing.com four weeks later. Knew somebody else out there must have the same problems I did finding dirt track stuff reasonably priced. Didn’t even care if it made any money, it was done as a service to fellow racers (and a bit of a gouge to the onse that tried to screw us over).
It went off! Any profit made was rolled back into expanding.
Within 3 months, I burned out my little website, and expanded. 9 moths after that, expanded again. Now, it’s on its own colocated server, and this is the 6th version of the site. It’s also a full time job, I’m a Superthins distributor, way more products, and I keep changing and expanding them.
When people ask, I tell them, “I quit my low paying dead end job, and created my own low paying dead end job….” .
Beats real work, nobody tells me what to do, and I get to talk to a lot of interesting people. The concept I started with, though, remains the same. Decent parts at fair prices. Pretty simple…..