I have a lot of ideas, and a lot of skills e.g. making apps, dealing with APIs, app management portals, SaaS services, website building, IOT, data automation, custom CMS, web hosting & servers, general I.T., studio photography, videography, graphic design and more. I have the skills to take an idea and create a logo, branding, and a website for that idea in a matter of hours, as well as then follow up with video demo, accompanying app, or graphics for online ads and marketing and other (useful) things. Potentially I'm an 'MVP machine', but I want to be able to use my skills in more areas or in more ways, and perhaps travel once the world opens up again, to learn new skills and techniques in different industries, in different countries. Where can I find startups to help - with my skills, to turn ideas into a business/ service with them, rather than for them, so I can actually share in the profits and build something long term? For example a niche website service, or an internal business app, or a SAAS type business. Thank you Please note: I originally posted this 8 months ago, I am reposting to allow for better interactions and the potential to make connections. Here is the original question, if anyone wants to read the answers posted there: https://clarity.fm/questions/7191/i-have-a-lot-of-ideas-and-a-lot-of-skills-where-can-i-find-ways-to-use-them-to/23692
I work with a lot of startups. You're welcome to contact me so that I can get to you know better and help connect you with them. I'm also currently working with a friend on starting our own startup (after completing a previous one). He is also very talented (programmer / Data analyst and other skills), so if we all meet and get along, maybe you can join us in the process.
Answered a year ago
There's are 2 ways you can upskill yourself.
1) The straight forward way - get a job where they will train you up. The only problem with this is that most jobs require you to have a knowledge base before they are willing to hire you. Also, there's only so much you can learn in a job, they will train you up to the extent that you can complete your tasks, and ususally training will end there.
2) start your own projects. These can be weekend projects such as what I build recently in one day to teach myself basic web design: http://getsolitaire.com/ , you will learn end to end skills that no job will ever teach you.
Answered a year ago