What if you look at your blog in 1 year from now and there would be 20 blogposts? How would you feel if people tweet a link to your blog adding “must read”? Would it be nice to be recognised as an expert in your technology?
How would you feel if people wrote emails to you thanking you for sharing your knowledge? What if your resume consisted of just 1 line? An URL to your blog? How would you feel if publishers contacted you about writing books?
What would it be like if conference organisers contacted you about speaking as a recognisable blogger? What if I tell you it’s possible to blog and not sacrifice your family time?
BLOGGING FOR BUSY PROGRAMMERS
E-book by Andrzej Krzywda
Hi, I’m Azat, and as of this writing, I’ve created five books on programming (both self-published and traditionally published). And I want to share my experience with you so you can avoid mistakes, pick the easiest and fastest route to success, help others learn tech, and add a source of passive income.
Publish your first book and become a programmer that writes, or simply progwriter! The ProgWriter resource will include materials on how to: Conduct a proper research and identify trends; Produce a good book fast and easy; Apply the best tools and skills to tech writing; Structure well and use proper styles; Pre-sale and launch a book; Properly and effectively market a book
PROGRAMMER + WRITER
E-book by Azat Mardan
Hourly Billing Is Nuts will give you the confidence you need to begin the transition away from a commodity position to premium pricing. You’ll find dozens of essays that will convince you once and for all that trading time for money is absurd. You’ll also learn about an alternative to hourly billing that will free you from the constraints of the time-based model. If you keep an open mind, internalize the stories, and implement my advice, the benefits will be life-changing.
HOURLY BILLING IS NUTS
STOP TRADING TIME FOR MONEY
E-book by Jonathan Stark
When it comes to money and passive income, the only person you can rely on is yourself. Unfortunately, there are a lot of obstacles in generating multiple income streams... especially if you're doing it for the first time.
Disclaimer: I am not an online course guru that sold millions of dollars worth of online courses on Udemy. I am skeptical of those claims, because what are the chances of such success? I am just a regular guy whose English is not even that great. If I can sell over $20,000 online with my books and courses and even more in-person with live trainings, then maybe you can create a $100-200 per week income following my secrets.
Needless to say, you can create online courses in your spare time and anywhere in the world. Also, you can pick any subject. When I created my third online course, I wasn't an expert on the topic, but I became the expert in the process of making the course. Discover what you need to learn to thrive... and master online courses creation and other income generating strategies that really work.
E-book by Azat Mardan
The Independent Consulting Manual has all you need to know about building a successful high-profit consulting practice that fits the life you want.
Whether you're just starting out as a freelancer, running a small agency, or even just using consulting to fund a SaaS business, the Independent Consulting Manual has what you need to know to build and grow a successful consulting business. A roundtable of expert authors, all of whom have built six-figure consultancies in the last five years, share the lessons they learned and what you need to know to succeed.
Take a moment and ask yourself: What would you do with 10%, 20% or even 50% more money than you are currently making? Now look through this list of topics included in The Independent Consulting Manual to help you make that dream a reality.
INDEPENDENT CONSULTING MANUAL
GUIDE TO BUILDING SIX-FIGURE SOLO CONSULTANCIES
E-Book by 13 authors
If your website is like most consultant websites, it's probably not very effective. Everyone - especially in our industry - has (and needs) a website, but for most of us it's just a "Read more..." version of our business card. And because your website isn't creating business on its own, you're left with subcontracting, begging for referrals, lots of networking events, going through agencies, or - shudders - oDesk. Though I haven't seen it, but I'm almost certain your website is all about you, and that's why it's not generating the kind of business you hoped it would.
Can you imagine what your business would look like if you got two, five, or a dozen inquiries a week (from real people with real money)? Or if you built an army of fans that could convert almost immediately to clients when you're ready and available to work with them? A steady and consistent stream of new business is a healthy business, and The Blueprint will help to get there.
The Blueprint is the result of practical experience and a lot of research, discussions, and absorbing tons of analytics data. The psychology of why people buy - what triggers and hurdles need to be overcome in order to make a sale - are largely the same if the customer is buying a hamburger or a $50,000 website. I've taken this fact and converted it into a series of steps that can be used to jumpstart your consulting website and condition visitors into becoming new clients of yours.
SELL YOURSELF ONLINE
E-Book by Brennan Dunn
I'm going to take you backstage and show you the inner workings of an email course funnel that has generated $101,430 (and counting) over the last 9 months.
I'll share my screen and take you step by step through the entire funnel, from the optin form to the email lessons to the sales page—even what happens when the email course is over.
You'll see the three main parts that make this email course so effective, as well as the exact copy that's producing thousands of dollars of revenue month after month.
And I'll share a set of simple yet effective copywriting techniques you can use to both make sales and educate your customers at the same time.
Video by Josh Earl
BEHIND THE SCENES OF A SIX-FIGURE EMAIL COURSE
As a software developer, you have a HUGE advantage when it comes to building long-term wealth: You earn far, far more than the average guy off the street. And with the right investment approach, you can turn those paychecks into a long-term source of income that doesn't require you showing up every day and punching a clock.
When I was 18, I set a goal for myself to "retire" by age 35. I could see that the only tool that would allow me to meet that goal was investing in real estate. John Sonmez started investing in real estate at 18, and by the time he turned 32 he had built enough wealth to retire.
And by my 32nd birthday, I had built enough monthly, residual income that I never had to work again unless I chose too. In this course, I'll show you the simple, low-risk strategy I used to build a retirement-level income.
This is NOT your typical "get rich in real estate" kind of course. In fact, my approach is pretty much the opposite of "get rich quick." And like everything I offer here at Simple Programmer, this course comes with a 1-year, unconditional money-back guarantee.
Video by John Sonmez
SIMPLE REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
FOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS
Are you tired of working in the same area of code and the same feature for a long time? Days or sometimes even weeks? Feeling disconnected from other team members? That’s a sign that something needs to change.
We will show you how small changes in the process that you can push for, can help you deal with those struggles. Working on your project should not be stressful. You can deliver something valuable even twice a day and be proud of it.
Let’s face it. Lack of self-growth is boring. Professionals invest in their skills. When we learn at home, we don’t spend time with our family and diminish our hobby. We want to learn at work. Is it possible?
Yes! But we need a workflow which will embrace that fact. It needs to give us a chance to work on the parts of the code, that we are not most skilled at. Back-end developers can help by doing front-end related tasks. And vice versa. They just need to get a chance.
Confusion in this area costs the project’s money and client’s happiness. We prefer clarity. But we are often not so sure about current priorities. We would like to work on tasks that are most important right now and deliver the biggest value to the client.
Book by Arkency
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Andrzej Krzywda’s book is full of examples and tips how to: ★ Don’t worry about your English ★ Ship what you have ★ Stay motivated ★ Why blogging is beneficial for you ★ How to reach more people
Wojtek Ryrych - lead Ember.js developer at Selleo
Josh Earl is one of the few people that I’ve ever trusted to ghostwrite for me. It’s a demanding job because I have a reputation in the marketing world as the guy who writes the best emails in the business. Josh is a very thorough researcher. He gets the style and tone exactly right. He is ideal for speaking to an audience that pays close attention.
Perry Marshall, Google AdWords guru and author of the best-selling Definitive Guide to Google AdWords
I would whole-heartedly recommend Independent Consulting Manual to freelancers and consultants because it not only understands the difficulties of running a consulting business but it gives you proven strategies to grow your business with better clients, whilst working on better projects, and being happier throughout the daily turmoil of working for yourself.
Charlie Irish, Startup Clarity
Reading the Independent Consulting Manual, it's like the whole world (or a dozen very smart and kind folks) is conspiring to help me succeed with my business. :-)
The info in the book works. Just this morning got another client from Senegal. Yes, Africa. Found me through my website, and contacted me. And last week I got two new leads from Australia and Switzerland. Try it, for the cost of a nice night out it might totally jumpstart your business.
AppSumo Review of Sell Yourself Online
Great material and quite a few "Aha" moments for me. Finding clients is definitely one of the hurdles that I feel more confident overcoming now.
Marc Altshuler about of Sell Yourself Online
Jonathan is an absolute legend when it comes to ditching hourly billing. He has personal experience in value pricing as well as experience with helping others implement it. I have purchased other books on this subject and never recommended those books as they were dry, overly technical and made the whole topic too complicated. Hourly Billing Is Nuts is the opposite of those books. 2 thumbs up.
Casey Stevens, Boss lady at Kiss Automation
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING?
Hi, I'm Andrzej Krzywda, the founder and CEO of Arkency, a Rails consultancy. I spend time reviewing dozens of legacy Rails apps every year, finding patterns, applying fixes. I care about code quality, maintainability and explicitiness.
Jonathan Stark built a six figure solo consultancy by ditching hourly billing for value-based fees. He has a decade of real-world experience successfully applying value-based theories to software development projects. With his coaching program, he teaches freelancers, solo consultants, and boutique firm owners how to do the same.
Has over 12 years of experience in web, mobile and software development. With a Bachelor's Degree in Informatics and a Master of Science in Information Systems Technology degree, Azat possesses deep academic knowledge as well as extensive practical experience.
Hello! I’m Kai Davis, a Digital Public Relations / Outreach Consultant in Eugene, Oregon.
I help educational product creators manage their most valuable relationships and build new ones. I also work one-on-one and in group-settings with freelancers and consultants to teach them how to productize their services, raise their rates, and build a pipeline of leads.
I make my living now providing great software and products to freelancers and consultants from my upstairs office, with my wife and two girls just a room away. I love what I do, but most importantly, I love the success stories and kudos I get each day from my readers and customers.
I’m Josh Earl. I’d like to help you get more customers—and earn more money from every sale—with copy that your customers love to read and buy from.
Hi, I’m John Sonmez, the Founder of Simple Programmer and author of “Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual.”
I created Simple Programmer with the goal of making the complex simple. As a software developer, I often found that people tend to have a way of making things appear more complex than they really are.
Today, Simple Programmer is focused on helping software developers, programmers and other IT professionals improve their careers and live better lives.