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Scott started caddesignhelp.com in 2015. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: 
Q: How did you get started on caddesignhelp.com?
Before I started my business, I went to college for mechanical engineering. I then worked a few corporate jobs as a design engineer. But in these jobs, I spent maybe 10% of my time actually doing design work. The other 90% was meetings and paperwork, which I hated. On top of that, I was required to be at my job 8-5, Monday through Friday. I had little control over my schedule.
> I worked this as a side hustle for about 6 months before quitting my full-time job and doing this full time. That was probably the hardest I ever worked in my life.
After 10 years of this, I was pretty depressed. I had a good salary but the lack of control of my life and freedom was taking a toll. I would have gladly traded less money for more time and freedom.
When I finally took the first step, I didn’t have any hopes of achieving what I have achieved today. It seemed impossible to replace my full-time salary. I started the business as a side hustle.
The 2 books I mentioned talked about taking a skill you are good at and enjoy (in my case, 3D design and product design) and using that to create a business.
I found my first clients by going to some in-person networking events. I launched my website before this but never got any traffic or clients.
I worked this as a side hustle for about 6 months before quitting my full-time job and doing this full time. That was probably the hardest I ever worked in my life and I knew after 6 months one of the 2 had to go (cad design or my full-time job). It was a pretty easy decision, the cad design business was way more enjoyable.