TECH How do you go about hiring developers from this website?

Buck something?

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Sep 29, 2008
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If for example; I had an idea but needed help developing the idea, its naive to believe pm'ing someone 'heres my idea, plsplsplsplsspl dont tell anyone/rip me off/etc/etc/etc"......so do you have them sign an NDA and fax it over? Trade phone numbers? I dont know? What steps do you use to protect yourself?
 

White Stormy

Take that, subspace!
Sep 17, 2002
85,544
Sparkopolis
you make a thread with what you think would be technically involved, so we know if we're interested before worrying with anything else
 

catpiss

I have the opposite problem. It seems that potential customers try brainstorming me for ideas.

Once they know what they want, they shop it somewhere cheaper.

There is an art to dealing with potential clients without giving them too much information. Sometimes you have to give them more details to justify the price. If you don't give them the details, then they shop it cheaper to someone who will underestimate and likely drop the ball.
 

95vr4

OT Supporter
Oct 6, 2004
2,503
Weddington, NC
At least then, you have an advantage of already being launched while they rip off/develop their own site.
Give me a week max and I could have just about any idea/site cloned, up and running. & days isn't much of an advantage. No one tries to copy truly innovative ideas until well after they've taken off. Sites like Ebay, Myspace, Digg....you didn't see clone's start popping up until they were huge.
 

Tony Stark

John McCain has an illegitimate mexican baby
Jun 27, 2003
39,953
well first and foremost you need to ask the permission to post your request. These are busy people so we can't have you cluttering this forum with crap. You need to PM thomor and tell him your idea, your business plan and if you have some proprietary information you need to show that too.

Then after thomor decides whether or not its a viable idea he'll give you permission to post. And don't worry thomor is an athletically fit, generous, decent person that would never profit off other people's ideas. So you have nothing to worry.
 

Die Antwoord

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Nov 5, 2007
7,912
Orlando, FL
well first and foremost you need to ask the permission to post your request. These are busy people so we can't have you cluttering this forum with crap. You need to PM thomor and tell him your idea, your business plan and if you have some proprietary information you need to show that too.

Then after thomor decides whether or not its a viable idea he'll give you permission to post. And don't worry thomor is an athletically fit, generous, decent person that would never profit off other people's ideas. So you have nothing to worry.

:rofl:
 

White Stormy

Take that, subspace!
Sep 17, 2002
85,544
Sparkopolis
well first and foremost you need to ask the permission to post your request. These are busy people so we can't have you cluttering this forum with crap. You need to PM thomor and tell him your idea, your business plan and if you have some proprietary information you need to show that too.

Then after thomor decides whether or not its a viable idea he'll give you permission to post. And don't worry thomor is an athletically fit, generous, decent person that would never profit off other people's ideas. So you have nothing to worry.

:rofl:
 

catpiss

The reverse problem:

I met with a client last week and proposed a site for a meager $6000. This is on the cheap end for a site with extensive custom programming. The client called me today and said one of their friends was going to try to take it on for $200. Now I know their friend will take at least 2 weeks of development. I suppose they are doing it as a hobby. The funny thing is, I expect them to come to me when the guy fails them.

This is the 4th time it has happened in a month. The problem is that I take the time to meet with them and explain what they need. When they come to me, they don't know exactly what they want. I go over everything they need so that I can make an accurate quote. They walk out knowing exactly what they want/need. They then shop their ideas around.

The worst is when prospects ask if we can do the site for free but obtain ownership. My big issue with that is I don't want to take on the responsibility of ownership if they need more money/work. Another issue is that I can't pay my employees with hope. It also screams that they are not confident in their product or salesmanship of the product.
 

pkr

The reverse problem:

I met with a client last week and proposed a site for a meager $6000. This is on the cheap end for a site with extensive custom programming. The client called me today and said one of their friends was going to try to take it on for $200. Now I know their friend will take at least 2 weeks of development. I suppose they are doing it as a hobby. The funny thing is, I expect them to come to me when the guy fails them.

This is the 4th time it has happened in a month. The problem is that I take the time to meet with them and explain what they need. When they come to me, they don't know exactly what they want. I go over everything they need so that I can make an accurate quote. They walk out knowing exactly what they want/need. They then shop their ideas around.

The worst is when prospects ask if we can do the site for free but obtain ownership. My big issue with that is I don't want to take on the responsibility of ownership if they need more money/work. Another issue is that I can't pay my employees with hope. It also screams that they are not confident in their product or salesmanship of the product.
Link to your portfolio?
 

catpiss

Right. Basically I am not going to post my company information on an online forum when my name is catpiss. I don't come here to give or get business. I come here to shoot the shit.

Also, we usually assign 2-4 employees per site, it would be unfair for me to take credit for their hard work as "catpiss". It would also be very unprofessional for me to advertise many of the sites we build as we produce design work for a few large design firms.
 

pkr

Right. Basically I am not going to post my company information on an online forum when my name is catpiss. I don't come here to give or get business. I come here to shoot the shit.

Also, we usually assign 2-4 employees per site, it would be unfair for me to take credit for their hard work as "catpiss". It would also be very unprofessional for me to advertise many of the sites we build as we produce design work for a few large design firms.
Then PISS off
 

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