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Hustle Got Real
Miguel started Hustle Got Real in 2017. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: 
Q: How did you get started on Hustle Got Real?
I was born in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) 32 years ago. Even though I became a software engineer, right after getting my first job, I realized that I was more interested in the business impact of what I was doing than in the technical aspects of it. I learned how coding could enable me to develop and execute an idea right from scratch, with no other investment than my own time, and started working on small side projects to generate extra income. Eventually, I came across a course on Udemy originally called How I made $100,000 my first year selling on eBay with no inventory.
I found the idea fascinating, and I devoured the course. In just two days, I had my eBay store set up and ready for doing business. I was a bit skeptical at first, but I kept building up my store with all kinds of items. A week after I took the course, I sold my first item: a mousetrap! I still remember the first time I heard the item sold notification sound from the eBay app. Even though I had only made a few pounds, I took a screenshot because it proved that the model could work at scale.
My new venture was rapidly taking off, but it wasn’t long before I faced the most common obstacle in any drop shipping business. Since I wasn’t holding any of the products I was selling, success was not guaranteed whenever I got a sale. I needed to check the supplier’s website and hope that the product was not only available but at a price that would allow me to make a profit.
I envisioned an automated system that would remove the product from my store as soon as it became out of stock on the supplier’s website. If my supplier changed the price, this system would change the price in my store accordingly. I studied a few options available in the market, but they were either too expensive or challenging to configure. I had a very clear image in my mind of what I wanted.
At the time, I couldn’t imagine that the piece of software that I was about to design would become what we know as Hustle Got Real today. I wasn’t thinking about selling it to other people at that time. I created it because I needed it for my store.
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