I work 12+ hour days as a programmer at a finance startup in NYC and make a 110k base. What is the best way for me to generate cash on th…

Jag tror alla kan bli entreprenörer. Det här svaret på Quora beskriver en metod (med glimten i ögat). Det är inte enkelt. Det krävs hårt arbete. Men det går.

Självklart kan du inte följa det här rådet rakt av. Du är till exempel inte en framgångsrik programmerare. Men du kan anamma entusiasmen och drivet som du hittar i följande text:

Answer by Christian Pretorius:

Let me just stop for a second and point out how cool this is:
  • You live in New York City.
  • Oh, just a base of 110k… no biggy!
  • You’re a programmer.
  • You get to work in a startup.
.. you might not realize it, but that’s really awesome, but now on to the question:
Today we are going to be making some ”cash on the side”
If you want to follow along at home, you’ll need the following ingredients:
  1. 4 cups of ”People with a Problem”
  2. 1 cup of ”A solution to their Problem”
  3. 4 tbsp of ”A way to tell People with a Problem of A solution to their Problem”
  4. 2 tsp of ”A way to distribute your solution”
  5. 12 fl. oz of ”A way to get paid”
First off we’re going to start by taking our ”People with a Problem” and talking to them. When I say talking, I actually mean asking them questions and listening to what they have to say. Ignoring all solutions they come up with, usually everything that follows the words: ”If only there was…” We’re going to take all of their feedback, boiling it down into the essence of what it is that they really NEED, and not the bullshit they think they want.
Secondly, we’re going to research the interwebs for more on these problems and also look at some of the solutions to this problem that’s out there. You want to be careful of not falling into the age old trap of thinking you need to come up with it from scratch. You want to combine various cool parts of different solutions to come up with what is without a doubt the best solution to this problem. Taking into consideration your skills, experience and knowledge, you want to leverage these to make sure you put in very little effort to maximize the time spent at this step.
Third step is where the fun starts, you want to use all that you’ve learned in steps 1 & 2 and package the core problem and solution in a beautiful way that really highlights it to ”People with a Problem” so that they know that you know how bad their problem really is, and how the world really needs a solution.
Next you’re going to want to get your solution into the hands of ”People with a problem” and make it solve their problems. This is a good time to actually listen to what they have to say and to improve on ”A solution to their Problem” if you hear a lot of the same thing. Don’t take it personally, instead think of it as the results of an experiment. Also, there might be some selling involved here, so remember that people don’t buy logically, they buy emotionally and then logically justify their purchase afterwards. So make sure you stress how much better their lives will be after their problems are gone.
Finally, when the client asks if they can keep your solution, your response is an emphatic YES! While they are very excited, you mention that since this is a trial version, they can get it for US$ X for the next month, but after that it’s going to go up to US$ 3X because of the high demand. Cash is fine, but you’d prefer that they use PayPal, Bitcoin, or just straight into your bank account. This is very important. Make sure that you know how you are going to get paid. Make sure it works. Test it. When they ask to buy, give them the price and details of how to pay, then just wait for them to respond.
Now the only thing left for you to do is to get going! This might seem daunting, but it’s important to remember that as much as we love the end result, it’s the process of getting there that we love the most!

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