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How to offer programming/database contract services? [closed]

If you are an independent consultant/contractor, working for multiple clients, how do you sell your services? Do you believe applying to job offers for regular positions and offering your services to ...
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Is there a name for when a sales team irresponsibly promises non-existent features? [closed]

It's a common issue to see a company's sales team promise new features in order to close a sale. Many times these new features are still in development or are still being designed. Sometimes features ...
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Have you used a Framework/Lib whose LGPL License? if yes, what are the impressions of your customers? [closed]

I am trying to make my first app for sale, I would like to ask some questions for those who have already sold their software: Have you used a Framework/Lib whose LGPL License? if yes, what are the ...
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Is there a way to combat Sales perpetually overcommitting?

I seem to be repeatedly stuck in a situation where release dates are set not based on anything technical, but because someone in Sales has committed to a customer by then. Based on discussions with ...
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Is the market of small-scale development/production tools that difficult?

I was wondering, is there an economic rationale in developing and marketing a small tool (standalone or rather plugin)? Of course, let's assume that the tool does indeed solve a real problem from the ...
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Can software licensed under GNU General Public License v3 be sold by the original author?

As I know, softwares licensed under the GNU GPL is totally free and not allowed for sale. However, today I found this program called Minitube and it is sold even though it is licensed under GPLv3. ...
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How do I pitch ASP.NET over PHP to a potential client? [closed]

I work at a Microsoft shop doing mainly web development. We had a client who asked us to review (improve) the data model for his web app, but said that he wants to develop his app in PHP (he knows "a ...
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Can we price a software based on its lines count, language, technology and stuff like that?

Recently a friend of mine bought an inventory application from a vendor, who used an statement like "built based on 10000 lines of codes" as a marketing slogan to increase its market share. I've also ...
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Should sales staff interfere in application analysis and design?

We're working on a kind of CMS, a fast, hosted, centralized website builder like Weebly. We also use Scrum development model. But there seems to be some problems here. Our sales manager always come to ...
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best hosting structure to sell your app on a website

I'm considering trying to sell a small desktop application (I would be considered a one-man mISV, I guess?) at a price of about $20-$30 USD. I would distribute to customers by download only. I get ...
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How to sell your libraries?

If someone has created something like a DevExpress library, or Infragistics, Telerik, RavenDb etc., what's the easiest way to start selling it? What are the required steps? Is there some rules for ...
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For very short programming jobs, how should one approach the concept of a contract?

I am wondering what other contractors in the field of software development do when a potential client approaches them with a spec.. in terms of contracts. In my experience, clients will often be happy ...
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Charging for Open-Source

Is it viable to charge for an open-source product? Both legally and financially, it seems like a very strange thing to do. However, I keep hearing people say that it's possible. Are there even any ...
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Customer buys software for function it cannot do and then complains. How to resolve?

I have come across this several times when selling a prepackaged solution. Customer buys the package, which clearly sets out that it can do XYZ, but the customer wanted it to do ABC. The ...
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What problems should I be aware of when franchising my code?

I provide a web service using a site and recently I got a proposal for franchising that service to another company. The problems come when they want all my code to run in their servers. I understand ...
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is there an “app store” for regular pc apps?

I have written an app for the computer in java, but i don't want to give it out for free. I only want to charge somewhere between $0.99 - $2.99, is there a website that i can upload it to, to do this ...
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Licenses that allows distributing an application without the source

Let's say I'm planning to sell a .NET application in my website. If I need to use a library A (a reference to the compiled assembly, not the source code)... Under which license could be A so I can do ...
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is it possible to sell a web site

There might be a situation where one of my clients won't pay for the web site that I've made. So I am wondering if it is possible to sell a web site? It is an internet shop, so there is no content ...
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Anyone had success with selling source code, at sites like code canyon? [closed]

Recently I came across two sites that help programmers sell source code - binpress and codecanyon. Anyone have experience/success with sites like these? Would you use them again? What was good about ...
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Selling middleware

I am close to completion of a useful suite of tools for 2D game development (with mobile platforms in mind), for working with sprites and animations. Can anyone advise the best way to sell and ...
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How to process payments for a software (activation code)?

I want to sell software online and I need an easy to implement payment processing system. What I'm actually going to be selling is an activation code (one per purchase) that would activate the trial ...
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How to sell/distribute my software? [closed]

I'm working on a personal project (Windows desktop application) and started thinking about trying to make some money from the application (not the source). I'm not expecting to make a billion dollars ...
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What are the best strategies for selling Android apps? [closed]

I'm a young developer hoping to sell my apps I made for Android soon. My applications are basically 99% finished so I'm investigating what would be the best marketing strategy to use to sell my apps. ...
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Sales Manager: “Why is time-estimation so complex?” [duplicate]

A few days ago a sales manager asked me that question. But at this moment I didn't know a answer which he can understand. He isn't a programmer! At the moment I work on a product which is over 8 ...
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Are there fees associated with listing my app to the salesforce marketplace?

I am a web developer and i want to take my web app to the cloud.Could anyone take me through the steps involved.Do they like have a lamp installation which they will assign to me or will i continue ...
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What needs to be done to sell software to the government? [closed]

I'm making software that could be of use by businesses and the US Government, but I hear that dealing with the government is a huge hassle business-wise. Why do they have such a bad reputation among ...
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What are the most over-saturated iPhone App category/markets? [closed]

I'm considering learning iPhone development and Objective C but don't want to avoid developing something for the most saturated markets and app categories. What categories should I avoid? Are there ...
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How do I sell my software on the Internet? [closed]

I'd like to sell my software on the 'net but am not sure how to do the whole Merchant setup. I have access to Commerce Server 2009, and I want to seem professional so a plain old PayPal account is ...