I had the chance to interview Keith Mander the day before he left Ireland to become a traveling entrepreneur. Keith could have simply enjoyed a nice career at Google or Facebook, where he has spent the last 4 years. After having learned a lot about online advertising in these companies though, he came to the conclusion that it was time for him to develop his side projects into his own startup.
Up to this point, we haven't dedicated much time to bootstrapping although I think that it still is the best way to start a company. And I believe that Keith makes a really good example of how you can leverage your current job to start your business. As this is only the beginning of the adventure for him, we'll need to get back in touch with him in a year or so to see how things have turned out. There is however much to learn already from the way he secured stable earnings before going solo.
Here are a couple of websites that Keith manages and that will help you understand the kind of projects he's focusing on:
Enjoy, share your passion for startups and don't hesitate to recommend entrepreneurs to interview :)