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I got skillz, now what?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by proimage, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. proimage

    proimage Registered Member

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    Allo, BHW, been here for a bit and i try to contribute as much as I can. Have picked up a few jobs in the hire a freelance section but recently lost my job.

    I don't even know if this is the right place for this post, so moderators, take it easy on me :) if it;s in the wrong place, let me know and I will move it.

    I have skillz in the following areas:

    Web Design
    Web Development (PHP/MySQL)
    Email Marketing
    Mobile Marketing

    I can code anything, design anything, and market anything. The problem is, i give quotes all the time, and then find out people think I charge too much. I can't compete with overseas developers who work for $10/day.

    I CAN: deliver a quality product , work during US hours, and get the job done.

    So now what? Open to ideas.
     
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    acotut Elite Member

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    If you work expansive find expansive clients that appreciates and wants quallity work.
     
  3. lancis

    lancis Elite Member

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    Job will never make you rich, mate. If you have the skills - use them for your own/affiliate products.
     
  4. MandLoys

    MandLoys Regular Member Premium Member

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    As lancis said: why don't you do affiliate marketing instead of working for clients?
     
  5. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Do not sell services - sell products.

    Build a tool that can sell - sell it and make $$. Much better than $5/hour programming ;)
     
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    shariqcomp6 BANNED BANNED

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    thats simple......how about selling a pencil for 500$?
     
  7. proimage

    proimage Registered Member

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    The terms "New and Improved" and "Limited Edition" can do wonders depending on the niche LOL.

    It all boils down to researching the target niche. With that being said, I do a bit of email marketing myself and do ok. But my passion is web development. I'd love to do more affiliate marketing, but cash is tight and almost non-existent at times since I lost my day job. I need a cash infusion but that's not going to happen without spending it.

    so back to square one, how can I market my services to clients here - to make money to fund the other money makers? Same problem applies, I give rock-bottom quotes only to be outbid by overseas developers, it seems like most ppl go with the lowest bid even if it means sacrificing quality.

    Thanks to all the other members that replied with advice.
     
  8. Neo240

    Neo240 Power Member

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    It should be quite easy. sell them ice+(VAP=value added product)=eg..icecream, unique ice models made by kids. Should be pretty profitable.

    As for selling Pencils,pretty possible if you devote the time factor. For eg a picture by nelson mandela was sold for quite a good sum..i forgot the exact amount...but little known is that the paints he used also brought a hefty price approx 7k£.

    Anything can be sold if you have the right mindset. For eg. let a renowned person do some work with it and the sell it to collectors.

    So does that make me a man or do i have yet to prove it? JKing. ;D
     
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    GreenGoblin BANNED BANNED

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    This is the best advice right here.
     
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    shariqcomp6 BANNED BANNED

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    i am in....tell me what i have to sell and to whom i have to sell?
     
  11. shariqcomp6

    shariqcomp6 BANNED BANNED

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    added you on skype...will need more details....