[Short answer: No.][link] Long answer: No, but nobody takes advice like this no matter how good it is.
[link]: http://blog.groovehq.com/post/47537406719/does-startup-life-have-to-be-a-24-7-grind “Does Startup Life Have To Be A 24/7 Grind? | Groove Blog”
I try not to cover too many startups here, lest the blog turn into an even lower-rent Techcrunch, but [Zaarly is an interesting idea][link]. They’re building a mobile platform to allow anyone to accept payments for or request assistance for anything.
There are many nights I’d have gladly paid someone $10 to go buy me some Taco Bell at midnight. If the pay hits a certainly level I could certainly see some people supporting themselves being a sort of 21st century digital Jeeves to their local community.
[link]: http://cleveland.zaarly.com/ “Zaarly – Join the buying revolution!”
[A fairly exhaustive list of tools for startups and individuals who live like startups.][link] Bug-tracking, performance monitoring, analytics, life, the universe, everything. via @kenseto.
[link]: http://startuptools.pbworks.com/ “startuptools / FrontPage”
[David Heinemeier Hansson][link]:
>The just-give-it-away-for-free-and-they-will-come-and-we’ll-be-rich automatron is as broken now as it was in 2001.
[link]: http://37signals.com/svn/posts/2284-eyeballs-still-dont-pay-the-bills “Eyeballs still don’t pay the bills – (37signals)”