Full Time Entrepreneur

Today I have a lot of mixed emotions going on. Although, the one that overwhelms all of the other emotions is excitement. Yesterday was the last day of my day job and so today is my first official day as a full time entrepreneur.

It’s a big step for myself and my family, but I can’t wait to see what I’m going to be able to do online working on it full time. I’ll be continuing my work on this site and EMR and EHR. I also have a number of TV related blogs and so I’ll continue my work on those. Then, I’ll be doing a few little side consulting gigs and speaking events (like this one) to kind of bridge the gap in income.

Then, I’ll also be working to create a new website to help amateur sports teams and other organizations to fund raise (currently called Sportsriffic). I’ll be leveraging the low cost web to give as much back to the organizations as possible. Almost a “Facebook for fundraising.”

In some respects fundraising by these organizations is similar to healthcare. Fundraising hasn’t benefited from technology the way it could, similar to healthcare. I’ve also wondered how this idea might apply to non-profit hospitals, so if you’re part of that I’d love to chat with you. It’s been amazing to see how many people are affected by fundraising and how many different types of organizations could use what I’m building.

This is going to be quite the adventure. I don’t think it will change too much about what I do here. So far, people seem pretty happy with the content I’m creating. However, I’m certainly open to hear feedback on what I could do better, topics I could focus on more, etc. This is going to be an exciting year!

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference, EXPO.health, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.

9 Comments

  • Congrats, John! It’s a scary process but offers huge rewards in many more ways than just financial. Those financial rewards are nice, too. If I can be of any assistance, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

  • John – best of luck to you! Being an entrepreneur is one of the scariest and most rewarding steps a person can take. You lose the security that a full-time job brings you but you also lose the limits on growth, both personal growth and financial growth. If this blog is an indication of your future success, then I believe you will do very well. Congratulations and best wishes to you and your family.

  • Let’s hope that the fund raising website is better designed than this one… or you may not be that successful.

  • Thanks Joe, Damien and Art. It’s going to be quite the experience for me. I’m excited to make it happen.

    Eric, no doubt it will look different. Will be paying a graphic designer for that site. Although, from the stats and the revenue from this site, I think it’s done quite well considering it was done 4.5 years ago for free. Maybe now that I’m full time I’ll do a proper redesign of this site. Been wanting to for quite a while.

  • That’s exciting stuff John. I wish you the best of luck with your new venture. I finally got a chance to sit down late last week and start to read your ebook. It’s easy reading and great material. I’m looking forward to having a chance to finish it this week.

  • Brian,
    Thanks a lot. Glad to hear you’re reading the book and you like the material. I hope you find it useful for the classes you’re teaching. I need to look into doing something like that for doctors to get credit learning about EMR selection and implementation.

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