How do you explain to people what you do for a living?


As entrepreneurs, we rarely wear one hat to be able to say "I'm a web developer". If you are a solo entrepreneur who makes a living on the internet, how do you explain what you do for a living at generic social events.


asked Mar 30 '14 at 16:25
Charles Wilkins
6 points

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I say I am an entrepreneur when talking to people far from the startup circles. If they ask for a clarification or if I talk to techies I say that I run a software company.

When talking to entrepreneurs I usually say I own a "B2C SAAS business", which is specific enough to relate to or to give my experiences or opinions more context.

answered Mar 31 '14 at 01:13
2,835 points


Depends on the audience. I run a small software company is usually the one most people understand that aren't startup people themselves.

If they press me further, I do a complete 360 and say "I'm kidding, I'm actually a drug dealer" :)

answered Mar 31 '14 at 01:44
Nishank Khanna
4,265 points

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