Would you hire offshore developers?

In my experience, offshore developers work if you have a highly technical person in the states that can feed them detailed specs and review their work on a regular basis. You can expect to pay between $15-$20 per hour per developer. I've worked with a company called EffectiveSoft (based on...

Jan 20th 2014, 5:35 | 19 answers

Using British accent in screencasts

If we're talking an British accent that is clear and understandable by most English speakers, then I'd think it would add a aura of sofistication and intelligence to your presentation. However, if the accents are like the characters in the Guy Ritchie movies then yes I'd be concerned.

Oct 15th 2013, 7:25 | 15 answers

Outsourcing SEO on sites like Fiverr

You get what you pay for. In this case, you'll get someone using an automated tool to post spammy links and messages on forums and blogs that aren't moderated well. If that's the image that you want for your business, go for it, but I wouldn't recommend it if you want to have a serious business....

Sep 29th 2013, 22:08 | 11 answers
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Cheap transcription for video blog?

So I've used: TranscriptionStar – iSource solution Inc. transcription@transcriptionstar.com http://transcriptionstar.leapfile.com 1291 Weber Street| Pomona |CA |91768 Ph: 714-277-3909 before and they transcribed audio files that went with videos for about $1.25/minute (advertised $1.00 but...

Oct 5th 2013, 18:29 | 9 answers

Need to create a professional Demo / Video Tutorial for my Software Application

Ian Ozsvald is the man behind ProCasts and author of The Screencasting Handbook. He has price estimates and several demos of past work on his site.

Oct 1st 2013, 13:22 | 9 answers

What does traction really mean?

It depends on the nature of your business. Generally, it begins with asking yourself 'what is the fundamental assumptions of my business?' If that fundamental assumption is wrong, then, everything else become irrelevant. Example: if your business is an expense-tracking software, then, the...

Nov 21st 2013, 7:50 | 8 answers

Professional Screencast Companies / Services

The only one I know of is AutoDemo.

Nov 22nd 2013, 18:05 | 8 answers

Web Based or Desktop application for managing your licenses / serial numbers?

For my prior project I wrote my own serial number generator, database and management tool first as a command line interface, then migrated it to a server with a web front end. Users could request numbers and get the numbers they were issued and I could control/query it all via the web. There...

Feb 15th 2014, 20:43 | 8 answers

How can non/coders contribute to a startup?

I'm certain you'll find a ton of valuable advice and anecdotes in this Hacker News post asking the same question: Ask HN: What's a Non-Programmer to do? (134 Points, 78 Comments) Spencer fry wrote an entire blog post elaborating on his comment.

Feb 3rd 2014, 5:43 | 7 answers

Create website promotion video

Camtasia Studio http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp (appears to be the leader for this type of software. Ian Ozsvalds Screencasting Handbook at http://TheScreencastingHandbook.com is currently free. It will give you good tips on how to do this. Instant demo http://www.instant-demo.com/ is...

Jan 22nd 2014, 22:26 | 7 answers