I’ve only talked about my company, MediaLeaf, in passing here on the blog. It’s high time that I give a little overview of what we do, where we’ve been, and where we’re going.
I have been working on various websites and online projects since the late 90’s. I (with the help of my wife, Jennifer) did everything from freelance design and hosting to selling items on eBay. We used to make ridiculous profits selling items on eBay, before the site became so over-saturated. eBay paid for a significant portion of our college experience. Here’s an example: Each year after New Year’s you can buy wall calendars for around $5. We used to sell those for around $50.
After graduating college in 2001 I began working on several nights-and-weekends projects in addition to my full-time job. Everything from freelance development to starting my first membership website. We continued building and growing those businesses until 2004, when I incorporated the company and MediaLeaf Technologies was born.
The second MediaLeaf membership website was started in 2004, opening the door for me to quit my day job and focus on MediaLeaf full-time. MediaLeaf has continued to grow ever since. Along the way we have added several business, such as SparkCDN and Shrinking.
We’re still a small company, currently with 6 team members. We do a tiny bit of client work, such as SEO and hosting, but 99% of our revenue is still generated from our own sites.
MediaLeaf is evolving and we’re becoming a bigger player in the web app space. Over the next couple years I’m planning for us to focus heavily on mobile and broaden our portfolio of web apps even further.
I expect that our team will continue to grow in the next 5 years, but I don’t necessarily want us to ever get larger than 10 or so people. Our core values and providing excellent customer service, quality products, and being nimble, so preserving those is critical.
Feel free to contact me with any questions regarding MediaLeaf.