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Podcast: What it's like to Start Your Own IT Website

Jeff Edwards| December 28 2018

| Podcasts, IT insights, How to, TechSnips


A lot of people dream of leaving their day job and starting their own business, but for many, the risk, and the leap of faith required to take it, is simply to great of an unknown. For the 40th edition of Defrag This, we spoke to someone who's taken that risk to launch his own IT e-learning platform. 

Adam Bertram AKA Adam the Automator is a 20-year veteran of IT. He’s an automation engineer, blogger, consultant, freelance writer, Pluralsight course author, and a Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, as well as a frequent Ipswitch contributor. Now, Adam has added another title to his resume: founder of TechSnips, an e-learning platform for IT pros. 

Adam left a full-time job to start TechSnips, so today, we’re going to talk about TechSnips, what it is, and what it’s like to take the leap of faith that is leaving well-paying, but unfulfilling full-time job, to start your own enterprise.

TechSnips is exactly what it sounds like—a platform where you can find short clips with how-to's answering specific IT questions, such as "how does PowerShell's pipeline parameter work?" or "how do I install Python on Windows?"

It's the same kind of content in a typical IT training course, but stripped down to what really matters—the demo. Each snip varies in length, but most stay under the five-minute mark, and they rarely surpass 10-minutes (I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen one that does). All of the snips are free, and they’re created by a group of over 50 seasoned IT pros who Adam has recruited for the site.

It's what we in the marketing would call ‘snackable content,’ only Adam doesn’t work in marketing, so his content is really quite filling. You won’t find yourself hungry for more answers after watching a succinct yet info-laden TechSnips demo.

For more information on TechSnips, and on Adam's journey from remote-worker to business owner, listen to the podcast embedded below, and don't forget to check out Techsnips.io!

Topics: Podcasts, IT insights, How to, TechSnips

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Jeff Edwards is a tech writer and analyst with three years of experience covering Information Security and IT. Jeff has written on all things cybersecurity, from APTs to zero-days, and previously worked as a reporter covering Boston City Hall.

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