QBike is the web's leading CSE for bicycles, bike parts, apparel, and triathlon gear. It was established in 1998 as a side project, focusing on database technology and search techniques. The site was soon discovered by cyclists everywhere, and visitor volume reached 7,000 users per day.
I partnered with a snowboard enthusiast to create this website in 2005. It quickly gained traction, since there was no CSE for snowboarding gear at that time, and snowboarding was certainly a sport on the move after its appearance in two Winter Olympics at that time.
On the heels of the success of Snowboard Pricing, I created Ski Candy to focus on only ski equipment. Soon, it surpassed SBP in terms of visitors and sales! I had taken a different approach to on-site SEO, and it paid off.
I took over Hike Space in 2007. It was a project amongst 3 friends in San Francisco, coming on the tail of the MySpace craze. I had over 100,000 products from the top outdoors and camping stores listed within 1 week, and traffic took off. For the design, for the first time I tried a full picture background image for the body.
I got a call in 2002 from three tool industry veterans in Seattle, WA. One of them was a cyclist and knew the QBike model, so we teamed up to start Tool Pricer. We didn't form enough manufacturer relations, so this website has been on the back burner for a few years now.
I saw this domain on eBay and couldn't resist! My initial idea was a retirement/financial planning website on the web, hence "netiry" was a good word. I've since re-purposed the site as my own.
I did a fundraiser in support of mother, who is a cancer survivor, and I used one of the popular online fundraising websites. I had the idea shortly after that micro-fundraising was a great idea - instead of people feeling they have to donate $20, $50, $100 or more, what about giving small amounts to a cause you care about? I was thinking in terms of raising money for little league baseball team uniforms, accepting donations an art project, etc. Turns out, there are a whole lot of micro-giving websites out there!
I bought this domain on eBay because the name was such a great fit for the CSE space, and that is the primary type of website I run as my own businesses. After the launch of my handbags website www.todaysbags.com, I used Price Basis as a complimentary website for shoes.
I bought this site for my friend Christina Chang, whose dog Angel is nicknamed Puppie-O. It was just for fun!