Having a vision from an early age can be all you need to carve your own career path. Mitch understands this well, seeing that he started his journey as an artist from the age of seven years. He spent lots of time on the farm with his grandfather, from where he learned how to make money from doing a few chores.
Mitch narrates the impact a rumor about a video game that would help artists create their own video games had on him. Listen to the podcast for details on what happened next and Mitch’s journey to being a video game artist.
During his stint in the art industry, Mitch made a decision that saw him quit his corporate job to become a digital nomad. Then, he spent a lot of his time with entrepreneurs trying to understand their journey.
In his quest to discover new things, Mitch struggled to figure out how to develop a guaranteed art program. After around three years of trying, Mitch was unsuccessful. He even tried collaborating with a professional, and still, they could not do it. According to Mitch, the art industry can be challenging.
Mitch says he now understands why parents are hesitant when it comes to sending their kids to art school. Listen in to know his reasons. After years of struggling, Mitch finally found a qualified person who was recruiting 12-year-old children to engage in realistic paintings. He gives a detailed explanation of this concept in this podcast.
Mitch realized that while realism is essential, there was a shortage of teachers. He wanted to devise a system where interested learners could access lessons anywhere just as they would with physical learning. It is at this point that Mitch began assessing technological solutions in the search for a system that would help him actualize his dreams.
His search yielded nothing, and while he had the option of using chat rooms and forums, he knew that was not going to work. Mitch started considering custom solutions that would help him make online learning smooth for everyone.
To succeed in the entrepreneurship world, you should identify your customer’s problems and come up with viable solutions. Mitch already understands what his customers want, and he shares all this information with Geordie in this candid conversation. Listen in and grab a few lessons.
Mitch launched his first MVP on Evolve Artist, his first tool, but later moved it to Bubble. By this time, they had around 100 users and four blocks of curriculum, each of which he charged $300. Mitch says that art students who sign up for his program pay a more affordable price than they would for a physical art college.
Listen to the conversation for more details. Mitch says that building Bubble was a learning process for him, and it took him some time to be comfortable with it. After years of managing the Bubble app, Mitch tells Geordie that he has since become self-sufficient and hardly runs into problems. Geordie and Mitch discuss a SaaS idea that they developed together in less than 30 days. Here, Mitch tells Geordie how he came up with the concept of time tracking.
The discussion at this point is long and engaging, and you do not want to miss it. According to Mitch, knowing how you spend your time changes your relationship with both money and time. It also transforms you into a better decision-maker. Listen to the podcast and understand why a time management tool makes you more efficient.