By annadante 🌺 8 months ago・10 comments

Hi all!

What was the reason to start your side project/startup? What are you up to?

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My side project is centered around remote work and the future of work. Starting in my remote work journey it was rough. I had to learn a lot about self-discipline, autonomy, figuring out how to socialize enough so that I didn't feel isolated - it was a lot. I wish there had been someone there to guide me along the way. Someone I could vent to or ask questions to about how to overcome co-worker tension or how to set up a productive workspace in my home.

Because I didn't have and I had to figure it out on my own, I started Remote Newbie. It's a platform for remote workers getting started or transitioning into working from home created by me.

Right now, I'm focusing on building relationships with my subscribers and the community and hosting monthly webinars to give folks a safe space to ask questions openly. In January, I'll be heads down building a course around this topic and will be offering it for free to anyone getting started with this very new style of working/making a living.

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Ah, I feel you! where are you located geographically? :)

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I think the first reason why I started all this is because I wanted to create things. I would not have think of me as a creative person before, yet I wanted to create.

Another reason is I wanted to be my own boss. I wasn’t always happy to work for someone, especially when I felt like things could be done differently.

I also love the freedom that comes with it. It doesn’t mean it’s not harder for a lot of things, but I really care about this way of life.

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yes, freedom is awesome, and the sudden stuff that you have to do because no one else will do it. Like accounting, taxes and stuff, figuring out incorporation, followup-ing like you never followup-ed :D

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Accounting, etc. is really the not-fun part and I definitely didn't become an entrepreneur for this 😂

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Look at all this fun we're having filing taxes 😂

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this community is amazing! what's your stack?

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Originally I was only developing on iOS, I started to learn Node.js less than a year ago, and now I'm trying to handle things out with the front-end aspect (so JS, HTML, CSS...). What about you?

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I started with C#, asp.net core, then I transferred to NodeJS, because as in remote jobs Js is more popular. However, my heart is still with C#.

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The first programming language I learnt was C and loved it! I probably don't know much about it now though 😝

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