Why I Love Building MyNiceTie

benbuie | 3/18/14

There are two things I love about MyNiceTie: helping people through micro-finance, and helping people tie a tie.

Today, I’m thinking about how teaching people how to tie a tie is surprisingly satisfying. It is crazy to think that thanks to YouTube I’ve taught more people how to tie a tie than anyone in the history of the world. They randomly made my tie video more popular than any other video and now my how to tie a tie channel is pushing more than 25 million views.

Although that success is cool, that is not what brings satisfaction. Every once in a while a fan posts a comment or sends me an email and shares their story about how my video helped them. Sometimes it helps them at a wedding, sometimes at a funeral, sometimes its a single mom teaching her son, and other times its a boy without a father. I feel great being able to help, even in something so insignificant as learning to tie a tie.

I got an email from a fan tonight that I shared on the blog at MyNiceTie. Who knew that teaching someone to tie the Eldredge Knot could effect their employment status, but it just may.


About the Author

Ben currently works as a contract web developer and business consultant in Boulder, Colorado.

His passion for entrepreneurship led him to study business and learn to code. Although he never anticipated working on the web, Ben has spent the past 9 years learning everything he could about building and operating websites and web assets.

When not at work, Ben spends a lot of his time with family. He is married to a “beautiful” woman and they are raising 4 energetic boys. In his spare time he loves keeping up with technology, playing guitar, eating Sweet Cow ice cream, and painting (although he has very little time for painting these days). Other than that, Ben is a supporter of freedom and liberty, a fluent speaker of Russian, and he tries to be a humble follower of Jesus.

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