I’ve always had the entrepreneurial bug, as a kid I would mow lawns, house sit, and sell candy from Price Club on the playground. Lately, as […]
WHO AM I?
My name is Colin Smith and I am
a Father, a Husband, a Product Manager,
a Technologist, a Digital Entrepreneur.
Hi, I’m Colin. I am a 37 year old man who makes a living online from sunny Southern California. I am a father of a little boy and the husband of an amazing woman. I have a small group of amazing friends. I am a very lucky man. I am a Product Manager, a Technologist, a Digital Entrepreneur. I have created this site to chronicle the trials and tribulations of my goal to make a living as a digital entrepreneur — but first a little history….
For nearly 15 years I worked for Oakley — the action sports consumer goods company. 10 of those years I spent in the Design Department as a Test & Development Engineer, a Product Manager, and a Brand Manager. To be that close to 50 amazing designers and product managers day in and day out has left an impression on me. I learned a ton. I created a lot. But I was a technologist in a non-tech company. So I left…..
In early 2014 I joined Mophie, the battery case for your iPhone company, as their Software Product Category Manager. I was in charge of their entire software product line — it’s vision and execution. After a year and a half I was laid off, along with the entire software team during a corporate restructuring as a result of their core business underperforming. It has left a bad taste in my mouth of wanting more. Of wanting to create my own vision and to execute it — to start a business.
It didn’t start there though, ever since I was a kid I have dreamed of starting and running my own businesses. I mowed lawns. Pet and House sat. Created community directories for my neighborhood — getting in trouble by the USPS. Even sold Now & Later candy from Costco for $.10/piece to kids on the playground in elementary school — which apparently there were regulations [school rules] against.