I left my job to build a web application development company

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I was working in an online digital agency as a web app developer, and I was doing great as far as money and stability is concerned. However, there were things which forced me to leave the peace, serenity and security of a highly paid job and build something out from the scratch.

Submitted: January 15, 2015

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I was working in an online digital agency as a web app developer, and I was doing great as far as money and stability is concerned. However, there were things which forced me to leave the peace, serenity and security of a highly paid job and build something out from the scratch. 

Firstly, the workload was too much and I could not do justice to all the projects I was working. I felt ashamed when I had to produce some low quality web apps due to strict deadlines and urgencies. Secondly, the learning and development process was slow and not helping me at all. Last but not the least, there was no chance of improvement as the company was not looking to build a solid brand name for itself, they would rather prefer quick bucks over a long lasting relationship with their clients.

So, I left the company with very little amount in my pocket. I wanted to build a web application development company that will never compromise quality and standard over some quick bucks.

I had a reasonably good portfolio to display, which garnered some small sized companies as my first clients. This solved my cash flow problem for a couple of months. This lets me put more focus on trying to garner brand as my client. However, I was not able to develop any business from leading brands. I do get calls from companies and I do pitch them an excellent presentation of my company’s ability to produce quality apps. However, the only problem was urgencies and short deadlines, which I knew would surely put me off my commitment of providing quality services.

I didn’t accept any of those projects, until I almost got broke. At the end of the sixth month of my newly launched web application development company, I was short a couple of hundred bucks to pay off my utility bills. My web developer agency was dying in front of my eyes and I could not do anything to save it. The only thing I had was some low-end projects which I refused. I never wanted to build something which I refrained. 

So, within six months after launching my web application development company, I ended up as a freelancer web app developer. However, I was happy that I didn’t compromise on my principles. I am enjoying my freelancer tenure and I am quite sure that within a couple of years time, I will be able to launch another web design firm, only this time to last more than six months.


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