I've not blogged for 6 months and perhaps it will be another 6 months before I blog again, but I intend to keep a record of my attempts to set up a hobby company on behalf of my wife to bring in some necessary background income.
I was recently introduced to the term "sitcom" by a friend - Single Income Two Children Onerous Mortgage: very appropriate.
The inspiration for this venture was the book the "4 hour work week" by Tim Ferris http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/.
In short I will be creating a web site targeted at the small/medium business. The product will be a tool for automating the creation of an entry level web site for the non technical user. I will use a collection of tools and technologies that I know (and some I don't) and a balance of licensed/open-source software. Cost is a factor, but following the mantra of Tim Ferris I will outsource (or buy in) where appropriate.
My efforts can be followed at http://www.cloud9sites.com
I am already well on my way to getting a site up and running based upon Dot Net Nuke, SQL Server and hosted on GoDaddy Windows Servers with .NET 3.5. The home/landing page is now in place and I am working on the store front aspects in the background.
There are many things that I have yet to solve, but that's what makes it interesting!
Cheers - Jon.