I had the pleasure of talking to Trisha Coder last Wednesday, Examiner.com news writer, and former news director at KHSL Action News. She loved the concept of Gadgetabulous.com and wrote an awesome article about us. Check out the article.
Archive for January 28, 2012
On a trip in 2010 I had an idea to build a website – a place for people all over the country to go to get cash for their used electronics. It started with a name. It changed again, and then again, and probably again. I learned that the name would soon be the least challenging aspect to building a website because I didn’t really know a thing about how the internet worked. I picked up a few books from some friends, learned the basic concepts of web design and development, and after about 50 mockups, and countless hours of trial and error, I was finally content with the look you see today at Gadgetabulous.com.
I paid a local developer $400 to “tighten the screws,” and in September 2011, Gadgetabulous.com finally went live!
Throughout grade school, middle school and high school I struggled academically. I didn’t care about school and didn’t care about learning. Luckily I had parents who pushed me to go to college and I did just enough to get accepted. I graduated and I was proud of myself. But that came and went and I was stuck in the same position I was in all my life…unmotivated (and underpaid). I never thought I was smart enough to do something I would one day be proud of.
I don’t know what happened, but by age 27 I finally got sick of it and told myself I wanted to prove that I could do something I was proud of.
In 2011 I started my own company! I had achieved what I had set my mind to. And it feels so good! I wish for an amazing 2012 not just for Gadgetabulous, but for all my friends, family, and gadgeteers.
Thanks everyone for making 2011 a great year! -Josh