Hello, my name is Karl Clement

What are you working on these days?

I cofounded a consulting firm called Dignified. I also build side projects. I'm currently preparing 3 possible products. I'll likely need your help choosing. My personal website can tell you more

What can the WIP community help you with right now?

I'll need your help to keep me focused. Help me choose which one to start. Here are my options: 1: Password security startup, 2: Novel domain registrar, 3: Stock buying tool for trends

What can you help others with?

I'm a senior fullstack engineer and virtual CTO to many companies. I can help you build your product (almost anything).

Something else you want to share?

I live on the road. I'm currently in Vancouver for the winter. I have a Shiba Inu named Gina. I love peanut butter.

Hey Karl. Welcome to WIP!

I think one of the common mistakes makers make is to focus on their ideas rather than the problem they are trying to solve. If you've found a real problem, you can take different stabs at solving it. And as you do this, you learn more and more about the problem space and your solutions are more likely to succeed. The reverse doesn't really work. You can't start with a product, and then try to apply it to different problems until you find one that matches.

So I'd rephrase your question to "which problem should I solve?" – and to answer that I'd look at 1) how real is the problem (are people already spending money trying to solve it?), and 2) how passionate and knowledgable are you about this problem?

Gina is hella cute btw! 😍