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Homesteading for Freelancers

A talk by Matthew Bass at Indieconf

About the Talk

November 13, 2010 10:45 AM

Raleigh, NC

Raleigh, NC

Teascript is a Rails-based application that went live in late 2006. It generates and manages academic transcripts through an AJAX-enabled interface. The application was built using the principles outlined in 37 Signals’ book ‘Getting Real’ as well as many of Nathaniel Talbott’s ideas about ‘homesteading,’ building targeted revenue-generating niche web applications. In this talk, Matthew will outline how he used the homesteading mindset to go from an empty Rails project to a fully deployed, usable web application generating passive income on a monthly basis. If you’ve ever been interested in creating your own software product, this talk is for you. Join Matthew for an interesting look at how software developers can leverage their talent to quickly build small, agile services that target specific niches, with the goal of creating passive revenue streams.

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