Notes from Today’s Episode:
Do not be seduced by doctrine that pats you on the back for weakness and mediocrity; by philosophies that encourage you to ‘remain as you are’.
Being a techie gave me that capability to shape-shift and thrive in various industries
These problems have always been around here, but if you want it bad enough there is always a way; I don’t look at the challenges but the solutions…
I believe that programmers should be the richest group of people in Nigeria, if only they knew how to monetize solutions…
Most programmers get it wrong from the beginning, they start out thinking of selling their time as a service; you should be looking at the market place for a software need and since you have the skills; you then create the solutions for these needs; after doing this you need to learn how to take that product to market; one way to take your product to the market is through Facebook ads… You can monetize through Admob and or licensing
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There are low costs ways of starting out; there is Microsoft Bizspark, you need to learn to bootstrap, you can also launch your app in market places like JVZoo and get subscribers to your solutions, you don’t need money, you just have to be more innovative
To get anything you need to be able to express yourself intelligently, step out of your comfort zone and learn these things, learn to speak, get in to places that require you to express yourself
Handle the inevitable rejection like it’s simply a rite of passage. You have to be willing to look like a fool for a period of time. This is the price that you must pay.
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