I created a business in 3 days with Reddit's help, and now it's been 4 weeks and I'm quitting my software engineering job. AMA!
My short bio: One fateful Friday morning, I saw a photo of a little flowerpot made with fired and retrieved hollow point bullets posted to /r/woahdude. I have a background in shooting, tinkering, and artistic stuff, and I knew immediately that I could start a business off of the hollow point flower concept. The a amazing power of the internet, Reddit, and social networking in general, allowed me to build this website in no more than 3 hours and create a business in 4 weeks that rivals my engineering day job!
So after 4 weeks, I've made the biggest decision of my life, and I'm taking the big plunge into the entrepreneurial abyss. No more job security! No more steady paychecks! This is scary!
Edit: Wow, this totally blew up! I'm seeing this post near the top of /r/all! I'm having a tough time typing because my hands are shaking. Here's coupon code for you Redditors: REDDITROCKS It'll get you a free bullet flower magnet with each order. I've been working on the magnet prototypes, and I wasn't planning on selling them for a while, but I'll do something a little crazy and give you the first "shot" at them. If you've already placed an order with me this morning, but didn't have the coupon code, use the contact form on my site to email me and I'll upgrade your order. Finally, there's no way I can fill all these orders right away (especially with Mother's Day coming up), so please understand that it may take me up to 1 month to ship your items. Thanks everyone!!!