After declaring at the beginning of the year that I was going to create a software company and working hard to get something going, I decided to pivot toward something I could do in a shorter amount of time. My major focus was to create a product or service with software and quickly push that product out to the market this year. While my intentions were noble and true, it became very apparent that I was going to need more resources to accomplish this feat – and I became unsure my previous approach would get me what I ultimately wanted.
Now, after going through some notes and taking a couple of courses on Lynda.com to stay sharp, I decided to try an experiment to help me determine if I really wanted to create something positive and profitable. For the next several months I am going to blog an eBook that I had in mind – and try to market and sell that eBook. This has less risk and could help me determine if the eBook is a viable project to help me with my startup/entrepreneurial chops as well as help me improve my writing.
The eBook is going to be on something I’ve done for the last 11 years and continue to enjoy doing – adjunct teaching. I’m going to tell my story of how I got into adjunct teaching over 11 years ago and how that journey has led me to work for 2 major universities part-time and garnering an Excellent in Teaching Award this past year. There are several principles to share from my approach so I hope to capture those insights into an eBook and then market the eBook to see if people will buy it.
I think the work I put into this project will serve me well as I continue to look for new ways to expand what I do as a teacher and as an entrepreneur. So over the next posts, I’m going to start writing about what I did to contact schools, how I got my first teaching job, how I became a part of a growing teaching community, and how my award has helped me evolve as a part-time educator and expert. Hopefully by blogging my ebook that will give me the discipline to create the content and organize it into something that creates value for someone else.