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How to get started as a xhtml python mysql freelancer ?

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I made something that i was hoping it could make people happy enough
so i could make a living by providing support for commercial use of
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dfo/

But in reality i am a lousy sales men and was wondering how you people
sell stuff as a developer ?

May 25 '07 #1
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On May 25, 6:48 pm, gert <gert.cuyk...@gmail.comwrote:
I made something that i was hoping it could make people happy enough
so i could make a living by providing support for commercial use ofhttp://sourceforge.net/projects/dfo/

But in reality i am a lousy sales men and was wondering how you people
sell stuff as a developer ?
What does it do exactly. I am sort of looking into database stuff as
a way to organise files that could be loaded from disk.. I would
start with your basic journalism (about yourself of course) who what
where why exc about my "product" I don't have the whole story on
freelance although I do know that you can bid on products on different
sites..

my thoughts anyway... Is your product usefull with my product???..

https://sourceforge.net/projects/dex-tracker

May 26 '07 #2

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gert wrote:
I made something that i was hoping it could make people happy enough
so i could make a living by providing support for commercial use of
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dfo/

But in reality i am a lousy sales men and was wondering how you people
sell stuff as a developer ?
In my experience, you don't make money by selling support unless you are
a large company selling support for a large project or a wide array of
projects. The people that will use your library will mostly be
developers and not end-users, after all.

To make money from things you develop, I think you need to take your
library and either build an application that has wide appeal and sell
that, or sell yourself as a custom developer that can build the
application the customer needs, using the tools you are comfortable
with. You can then build in the cost of developing your library that you
will reuse for the custom applications.

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pkm ~ http://paulmcnett.com
May 26 '07 #3

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On May 26, 2:09 am, Paul McNett <p...@ulmcnett.comwrote:
gert wrote:
I made something that i was hoping it could make people happy enough
so i could make a living by providing support for commercial use of
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dfo/
But in reality i am a lousy sales men and was wondering how you people
sell stuff as a developer ?

In my experience, you don't make money by selling support unless you are
a large company selling support for a large project or a wide array of
projects. The people that will use your library will mostly be
developers and not end-users, after all.

To make money from things you develop, I think you need to take your
library and either build an application that has wide appeal and sell
that, or sell yourself as a custom developer that can build the
application the customer needs, using the tools you are comfortable
with. You can then build in the cost of developing your library that you
will reuse for the custom applications.
And where do you find customers, most people i talk too fall a sleep
let alone understand when i say the word xhtml ?
What does it do exactly.
Forum, shop, appointments, invoice, EAN13 barcode or just simple sql
statements web based. Code is very straight forward. Applications
included are just examples of what mod_python basically can do for you.

May 26 '07 #4

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On May 25, 7:55 pm, gert <gert.cuyk...@gmail.comwrote:
On May 26, 2:09 am, Paul McNett <p...@ulmcnett.comwrote:


gert wrote:
I made something that i was hoping it could make people happy enough
so i could make a living by providing support for commercial use of
>http://sourceforge.net/projects/dfo/
But in reality i am a lousy sales men and was wondering how you people
sell stuff as a developer ?
In my experience, you don't make money by selling support unless you are
a large company selling support for a large project or a wide array of
projects. The people that will use your library will mostly be
developers and not end-users, after all.
To make money from things you develop, I think you need to take your
library and either build an application that has wide appeal and sell
that, or sell yourself as a custom developer that can build the
application the customer needs, using the tools you are comfortable
with. You can then build in the cost of developing your library that you
will reuse for the custom applications.

And where do you find customers, most people i talk too fall a sleep
let alone understand when i say the word xhtml ?
What does it do exactly.

Forum, shop, appointments, invoice, EAN13 barcode or just simple sql
statements web based. Code is very straight forward. Applications
included are just examples of what mod_python basically can do for you.- Hide quoted text -

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People do put python stuff up for bid at rentacoder. What I am seeing
is general stuff, I would say as part of my web presentation That I do
custom work or whatever, part of it is to be that person and then do
it... You might try google I have an add on the side of my screen
that says freelance web designers part-time or Full-time Earn up to
$40 an hour..

When I was looking at your page I couldn't tell what it was, I see
that as a problem from a promotional standpoint (I do google adds so I
am big on self promotion)... I would add to that you are available
for custom work... maybe do some stuff with paypal or some payment
system. You may want a wider focus, and screen shots of stuff you
have done

May 26 '07 #5

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On May 26, 5:55 pm, "Eric_Dex...@msn.com" <Eric_Dex...@msn.comwrote:
On May 25, 7:55 pm, gert <gert.cuyk...@gmail.comwrote:


On May 26, 2:09 am, Paul McNett <p...@ulmcnett.comwrote:
gert wrote:
I made something that i was hoping it could make people happy enough
so i could make a living by providing support for commercial use of
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dfo/
But in reality i am a lousy sales men and was wondering how you people
sell stuff as a developer ?
Some suggestions:

- give more details on the front page of the sourceforge site, on
what your product is about and its benefits.
Consider creating a web site for it.

-write articles about it / post on appropriate newsgroups about your
product, giving code examples of how it can be used, and the benefits.

- if you haven't already, create a personal web site - its better to
get your own paid one than to use a free one, and put (objective) info
there on your skills, your past experience, your open source work,
your writings, etc. Give your contact info too.

I've done this myself and it has resulted in getting leads for
contracting work. Be patient though - work leads may not come in a
hurry.

- join sites like Elance.com or ODesk.com for getting work.

Vasudev Ram
Dancing Bison Enterprises
http://www.dancingbison.com
May 26 '07 #6

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