I'm a freelance developer, formerly from the business sales world (Capital One Bank, HSBC Bank). About six years ago, before I knew ANYTHING about programming, I got involved with an internet startup and discovered that unless you really know technology you can't manage IT people effectively. So I learned how to program in HTML, CSS and PHP. Then I left the business world, because frankly corporate life isn't for me, I discovered.
So to the question: now I've decided to stop working with clients on projects and develop my own project. Aside from the risks of any project failing (especially online), I'm wondering how much work is too much work. I've decided to completely bootstrap this project, do all the programming myself and go for it. I've been working sometimes 20 hours at a time, programming. I figure I have to keep this up for another two weeks. But, I've not called on any new clients, or tried to get any new business, I'm completely focused on my new project. This is it. I want to go for it.
Is this the right way to go? Or is it better to 50/50, spend time on the project, and spend time on clients. I'm ok financially. I'm broke, I can't go on vacations or buy a new car, but I have a roof over my head and I'll be ok, short term.
Hope the question isn't too vague. I've come up for air after a long night and was asking myself this question, and wondered if anyone had any feedback.