It was way back in 2005 when I sold my first digital product.
I was in a full-time job, lived with my partner (now my wife), had no kids and so had time to spare in the evening.
One evening, I decided that instead of wasting my time playing computer games and watching TV, I would be a little more productive with my spare time.
After some thought, I had an idea to create a job search website with the aim to sell it on eBay.
I spent about two days (around four evenings) designing, coding and testing it. I wrote it in PHP and the data was stored on a SQL database.
It was rather simple, and allowed employers to sign up, login, and post vacancies. It would also allow people to apply for these vacancies. The owner of the website would make money by charging employers to post their vacancies.
After some simple testing, I wrote a long sales page for my eBay listing and started the auction.
There was quite a bit of interest, and it sold for £500.
After taking eBay charges and hosting costs in to account, I made just over £400. Not bad for two days work!
After taking charges and hosting costs in to account, I made just over £400. Not bad for two days work!
Instead of being fired up by this success, and start on another website, I left my fledging web development business idea to wither and die.
About a year later (late 2006) I created a poker odds calculator for Texas Hold’em. In my next post I’ll let you know what I did with it.