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Old 09-27-2009, 05:05 PM
 
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Hello,

I have developed an online business model, and am now starting to feel out what it will take, capital and investment wise, to get the ball moving.

I have moderate computer expertise, and know "how" the business model should be implemented, but I have ZERO computer programming experience.

Does anyone here have any idea of any freelance TRUSTWORTHY, independent programming companies out there? What is the typical hourly rate? I'm working with a very limited budget, so any advice is greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:33 AM
 
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There are thousands of contract based computer programmers and business specific programming shops out there. I would expect the hourly rate you pay to be about $30 and up for an individual programmer, $65+ for a company, based on experience and country of origin. The more experienced and trustworthy they are, the more you will pay.
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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A lot depends on what you want to have programmed. Some stuff is easy one-off coding that has few "gotchas." Other stuff is very complex.

Typically, the first stage is systems analyst questioning and evaluation. What do you want the program to do, what do you want the input section to look like, what do you want the output to look like, what are your plans for expansion, who else will have sayso on implementation, and so on. The very worst situation is to go into a programming project without a clear idea of exactly what is needed. The next is going into a project where the goals are changed midstream.

I'm old school, and do basic linear programming rather than object oriented programming, and I won't touch anything for less than $75/hr. However - I write every single line of code so that I know what is going on. A lot of "programmers" just combine pre-programmed building blocks to work off a database.
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:03 PM
 
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I think that what I want to do is the "one off coding" you describe above. It's all technology and based on applications and websites that are already "out there," in different forms, used by different applications. I need it tweaked for my specific expectations and application.

One part is a "social network" component, the other is an affiliate tracking component. I searched online for "out of the box" ready-to-go programs that could be customized, but I think what I want to do will require just a couple more layers of complexity.... again, building off of non-novel models.

Interesting things to think about, though, so thank you. It's times like this I wish I had studied programming myself, as it'd be up and running by now, lol.
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:28 PM
 
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Drop an ad at the nearest college for any aspiring programmers. Offer that they do the work for free, you supply software they need, they get their name on the program, you as a professional reference, and a cut of revenue it drives.

You'll be beating programmers off with a stick.
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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"You'll be beating programmers off with a stick."

Some of them NEED to be beat off with a stick.
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Triangle Area
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Hello,

I have developed an online business model, and am now starting to feel out what it will take, capital and investment wise, to get the ball moving.

I have moderate computer expertise, and know "how" the business model should be implemented, but I have ZERO computer programming experience.

Does anyone here have any idea of any freelance TRUSTWORTHY, independent programming companies out there? What is the typical hourly rate? I'm working with a very limited budget, so any advice is greatly appreciated.
There are few sites that will take bids for the programs that you might want to get. I know 2 that starts at low. These are the 2 websites that i will recomend. try and see if these will help. www.elance.com or www.getafreelancer.com. I hope this helps. good luck.
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Old 09-29-2009, 12:23 PM
 
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There are few sites that will take bids for the programs that you might want to get. I know 2 that starts at low. These are the 2 websites that i will recomend. try and see if these will help. www.elance.com or www.getafreelancer.com. I hope this helps. good luck.

Thank you! I will definitely check those sites out.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:38 PM
 
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i am interested in a computer programmer for internet start up -- i am old school also-- 75.00 per hr is fine but i would rather agree on one set fee if this is possible-- project will take many months--do you have the time and are you interested?
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