I started my first Internet company in 2002 at the age of 19. It was a price comparison website for cell phone plans coded in PHP 4 and marketed through SEO. It was highly successful until Google penalized the site for disobeying their guidelines.
My next company was similar in nature but instead of relying on a single web property it was built to scale. The result was a thriving lifestyle business with five employees at its peak.
In between, I’ve graduated with a master’s degree in Information Science.
Unfortunately, my business was no longer profitable at some point. Revenues were still largely dependent on Google and there have been some major changes in recent years. As a result, I had to lay off my employees in 2019.
During the last years at my company my focus was on the development of web applications. So it was obvious to offer my services as a freelance software developer after shutting-down my company.