Full Time Entrepreneur

Posted on April 2, 2010 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Today I have a lot of mixed emotions going on. Although, the one that overwhelms all of the other emotions is excitement. Yesterday was the last day of my day job and so today is my first official day as a full time entrepreneur.

It’s a big step for myself and my family, but I can’t wait to see what I’m going to be able to do online working on it full time. I’ll be continuing my work on this site and EMR and EHR. I also have a number of TV related blogs and so I’ll continue my work on those. Then, I’ll be doing a few little side consulting gigs and speaking events (like this one) to kind of bridge the gap in income.

Then, I’ll also be working to create a new website to help amateur sports teams and other organizations to fund raise (currently called Sportsriffic). I’ll be leveraging the low cost web to give as much back to the organizations as possible. Almost a “Facebook for fundraising.”

In some respects fundraising by these organizations is similar to healthcare. Fundraising hasn’t benefited from technology the way it could, similar to healthcare. I’ve also wondered how this idea might apply to non-profit hospitals, so if you’re part of that I’d love to chat with you. It’s been amazing to see how many people are affected by fundraising and how many different types of organizations could use what I’m building.

This is going to be quite the adventure. I don’t think it will change too much about what I do here. So far, people seem pretty happy with the content I’m creating. However, I’m certainly open to hear feedback on what I could do better, topics I could focus on more, etc. This is going to be an exciting year!