We start a new interview with Jay Aigner about launching a project-based business. He started with a need to earn some extra money and grew into a multi-million dollar organization. A form of modern-day rags-to-riches story. Except, it is real life and not some children’s story.

A Project-Based Business From Scratch

The promise of using a site like Guru.com or Upwork.com to build a business instead of just a side hustle may not seem achievable. However, Jay walks through his early days and how he grew from one project at a time into a steady income and finally a business with employees. If you pay attention, there are also several time-management tricks and suggestions he touches on.

About Jay

Jay is the CEO of JDAQA, a software testing agency with around $2M ARR. He is a father of 5, a student pilot, and an amateur astrophotographer. His 5 for 5 (5 am wake up, workout, stretch, meditate, and journal) has been something friends, family members, and fans of his podcast have keyed on as something they really appreciate. It is a great way to start each day in a productive way.

He also hosts a podcast called “The First Customer.” That is where he interviews successful founders about how they got their first customer.

He has been featured on several podcasts and is a great guest. His family is also currently being featured in a documentary about time management and successful people. Keep an eye out for more from Jay in the future.

Get In Touch

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Check out the company he has grown from a one-person consulting firm to a $2M ARR software testing agency. It is an excellent way to motivate yourself to take that next step.

Rob Broadhead

Rob is a founder of, and frequent contributor to, Develpreneur. This includes the Building Better Developers podcast. He is also a lifetime learner as a developer, designer, and manager of software solutions. Rob is the founder of RB Consulting and has managed to author a book about his family experiences and a few about becoming a better developer. In his free time, he stays busy raising five children (although they have grown into adults). When he has a chance to breathe, he is on the ice playing hockey to relax or working on his ballroom dance skills.

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