As solopreneurs, our failures can benefit us in a variety of ways. Here’s how my rookie epic fail is now a comical tale.
It's not quite an epic fail, but it was definitely a lesson for me: someone contacted me for my services, we talked on a Zoom call, we decided we could work together and I gave them my regular price on the spot, without doing any research on the company. After a couple months, the team lead from them reaches out to me and asks if I'm at home and available in a couple of days, because they want to come and visit me with the company's private plane. The company sent a senior developer, a mid-level developer and junior developer using a (small) private plane to meet me in person to facilitate connection. The moment I heard this I realized I should have charged at least twice as much. At least.