The Micro-Entrepreneur builds things that people want. He or she is a baker: the Micro-Entrepreneur builds something by formulating, developing, and growing a pie. That pie goes into the oven, and when it comes out, the baker gets to slice it up, share it with others, and eat!
When I was a student at USC, I went to a hackathon where a Googler named Pamela was teaching how to create an iGoogle Gadget. After a bit of learning and a lot of hacking, I invented the “Brain Tuner” iGoogle Gadget.  After a lot more work, the Brain Tuner gadget eventually reached about 60,000 users and got about 800,000 pageviews in a little over a year. The gadget also earned about $4,000 from AdSense. Later, I received an acquisition offer. The buyer and I agreed on a price of $7,000, and I had my exit. Nom nom nom. That was a tasty and satisfying pie, and it was a joy to eat. (Nom Joy!)
Today, I am pleased to introduce you to NomJoy: a Community of Micro-Entrepreneurs like myself; people who build things that people want. The Brain Tuner gadget is just one of the many pies that I’ve baked over the years, and in the coming months I’ll share about others. I’m creating NomJoy because I want to bake more pies, and I want to find and communicate with other bakers. NomJoy is also a place where people can train to become better bakers and entrepreneurs. We’ll teach and support each other. There are a lot of lessons I’ve learned over the years, and I would love to share them with you.
As Micro-Entrepreneurs, we’re participants in a global movement of people who create value on their own initiative, taking risks and monetizing their skills, experiencs, and resources in non-traditional ways. There’s no particular size that characterizes a Micro-Entrepreneur: you can be big or small, rich or poor. You just need to be resourceful, scrappy, and ready to jump right in and make something happen! 
According to Micha Kaufman, “Micro-Entrepreneurship crosses traditional employment barriers like age, location and education.” The products and services offered by Micro-Entrepreneurs are flexible, authentic, and truly unique. If you can create value for others, you can become a Micro-Entrepeneur! The barrier to entry is lower than ever.
There’s no good name for a Micro-Entrepreneur yet, and “Micro-Entrepreneur” is undoubtedly too long and difficult to spell. Maybe we can call them “NomJoys” – people who are members of the NomJoy Community. If you know about Grunts from Mike Moyer’s book “Slicing Pie” — well, I think most Grunts are probably Micro-Entrepreneurs too.
Why Micro? To quote Chris Dixon: “The next big thing will start out looking like a toy”. Disruptive technologies sneak by because they start off small, and people dismiss them as toys.  So there’s no reason Micro-Entrepreneurs must stay “Micro”. Sure, they start off that way (we all do!) but they can definitely become big-time entrepreneurs through a combination of luck, timing, and hard work.
Micro-Entrepreneurs are out to change the world, one small project at a time. Welcome to the NomJoy Community: the place for people like you to organize, inspire, and work.
 My Brain Tuner gadget was developed for iGoogle (formerly the Google Personalized Homepage). Google has since announced that iGoogle will be discontinued by November 2013, but it was fun while it lasted!
 Forbes: I Couldn’t Care Less About Your Boxes- Defining Micro Entrepreneurs - Micha Kaufman
 The next big thing will start out looking like a toy – Chris Dixon