Daily deals site catered towards meatheads. What is a meathead? You'll get a different opinion based on who you ask, but you can check out the urban dictionary definition here. Currently I just set up an opt in form using phpList to gather emails and styled the form with Adobe Illustrator. I plan on doing some A/B testing on the form and using Facebook to market it. Facebook will probably be the most efficient way to reach my target audience, although my CPC will probably be pretty high. Check it out here.
Testing my knowledge of python by building a job board similar to the jobs section on craigslist. I like the simplicity and usability of craigslist, but think several things about it can be improved. It's certainly a work in progress, but feel free to check it out here. I am using google app engine to host the application.
I have always been interested in writing a book, but never really knew what I wanted to write about. After much thought, I came up with an interview preparation book. After I graduated in 2010, I was going on interviews left and right. I'd say I averaged about 1 interview a week for 8 months. That's a lot of preparing! I decided to compile everything I learned about the interview process into a short guide (~13,000 words). It took me a couple hours a day for about 2 weeks to write, but it was definitely rewarding to see it be completed. It's for sale on Amazon
Tried to put together a community based website for those with stomach issues. From my own experience with stomach problems, I've found more helpful information from talking to people on what does/doesn't work than just getting advice from a doctor. This site would be a place for people to get together and share helpful information. Starting a community is a lot harder than I had originally thought and I never really had the time to put into it. I did build the whole site myself though (using a Joomla! template) and learned a hell of a lot about Joomla!.
This was my first real shot at an online business. I paid about $200 bucks and had the whole thing outsourced on Odesk. It was built with the Joomla! CMS. It was supposed to be a resume service catered towards wall street professionals, by wall street professionals. Catchy, right? These wall street professionals were basically myself and friends I had working on wall street. I was actually driving a good amount of targeted traffic by answering resume questions on a popular wall street community site, however I never had a sale. I attribute it to the fact that I did not reveal my name or any of the writers, since none of employers knew we were doing it. Who would want to pay a couple hundred bucks from some anonymous person? Nonetheless, a good learning experience.