Mubs is a developer, dad, and a maker. He loves to code and to create products for himself and his friends, and to date, he has created over 80 different projects. Take a look at the list of projects by Mubs, it's extensive!
Mubs says that he truly does not need a lot of sleep. Once the kids are in bed and the day job is done, he is able to stay up and work into the night, 2-3 in the morning, then get some sleep and be up again at 6am to start it all over again.
Product Hunt used to have a games, podcasts, and books category. They eventually shut them down to focus on software. Mubs and his friends have been missing the podcast category though, and given the rising popularity of podcasts, it seemed now was a good time to launch PodHunt.
Mubs says he has pretty low expectations for the outcomes of his project. He does not have VC funding, nor does it really cost him anything outside of his time. He does not have much to lose, only the upside to gain.
PodHunt feels like a long-term project, given how much the industry is growing. At the same time, he cannot predict where it goes, so it makes sense to keep making stuff and following along, and to catch the waves as it comes.
[editor's note:] Mubs shared this after we ended recording: WillRobotsTakeMyJob was a cool weekend project he created with a friend, which got millions of visitors, got him coverage on Lifehacker, Fortune, Mashable and many more. They eventually sold that property to a new lucky owner. So much for a weekend project ;)
Mubs started working from home nearly twenty years ago and never stopped.
During the first internet bubble, a company he was working for went bust, so he got another job, but needed to move away from the New York city. Talent was scarce, and he was good, so even though the concept of working from home was still entirely new, they encouraged him to keep working.
During his first job, Mubs would spend over an hour sitting in traffic. He tried to beat the traffic by leaving the house super early in the morning, but three months in, he had enough of both. Work from home seemed like a much better option.