Is being a maker a disadvantage in the job market?
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As you know I believe in stacking multiple streams of income. I currently have ~10 SaaS, a productized service, a course, and I consult.I’m missing one important stream of income, though. A job.I decided to apply for a full-time job at popular tech companies I admire, usually fully bootstrapped – on top of the other things I do.I wouldn’t do it for the money, as I’ll always make more from my own company. For context, I’m running at $10k MRR, and I’ll easily surpass that in the months to come.
Of course, I am top-notch at what I do so I typically pass the interviews with no problems.
I believe being a prolific maker, with revenue, should be an advantage in the job market. It means you have plenty of experience, and you can bring to the job what you learn from the other activities. It’s a win-win for everybody.
Making revenue on the internet, being a founder is not easy. It should count for something!
In the end, though, I always get rejected from companies I apply to.They can’t seem to see how having a full-time job and having active SaaS products are not mutually exclusive.They usually want people who are 100% committed to them, so they prefer candidates who have less experience than me, and who perhaps only worked for someone else without ever earning a dime from their skills on their own.
Please stop this. Only hire makers. Only hire doers.