DO YOU WANT TO HAVE FINANCIAL FREEDOM?
Financial independence—having enough savings, investments, and cash to afford the lifestyle you want for yourself and your family—is an important goal for many people. It also means growing a nest egg that will allow you to retire or pursue any career without being encumbered by the need to earn a certain amount each year.
What is Financially freedom?
Idea: Music Submission Platform”While in DC, I kicked off a music blog called Indie Shuffle (as a hobby). I quickly became hooked on the “game” of generating more visits, and in the process started to teach myself the fundamentals of front-end development. By the time 2013 rolled around, the blog had become a full-fledged online publishing company, and I was ready to make it my main focus.
One of the biggest frustrations of running my music blog was that by the time I took it full-time, I was receiving upwards of 300 email pitches a day from artists, record labels, and publicists, all looking to have their music featured on Indie Shuffle. After a while I simply started ignoring them, though I knew in the back of my head that there had to be a better way.
Then, toward the end of last year, I decided that a good way to learn some new coding languages would be to try and solve this problem by developing a website to streamline the process. And thus, SubmitHub was born.
The idea was simple: interested parties could send their songs (SoundCloud or YouTube) to Indie Shuffle on SubmitHub. We would then receive the submissions in a consistent feed from which we could either give it a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” — the former meant that we were planning to blog it; the latter meant that we weren’t interested. In the back of my head, I figured it might be possible to one day charge a small fee in exchange for a few words about why we weren’t interested. (e.g. “You can’t sing in tune.”)
At the time, my main focus was on solving my own problem. I hadn’t given much consideration to the thousands of other music blogs who might want to use it. I suppose in that sense I was lucky: I was already “part of the problem” and therefore had a good understanding of what was needed to “solve” it.”