“If coding is bad for profits, what am I supposed to sell?”

Sent by Jonathan Stark on March 18th, 2017

You may have heard me say in the past that coding for clients is not a great use of time for an experienced developer.

There are much more profitable ways to spend your most precious resource. 

But what are they?

Here are a few things off the top of my head that I’ve done on behalf of my clients over the years, all of which were dramatically more profitable than coding:

Clients place great value on these things and more.

Have you ever done any of these things? ​Could you? Can you think of similar ones that you’re already doing (probably for free)?

Adding a few of these into your mix of offerings is a great first step away from the hourly billing treadmill. 

Sell your head, not your hands. 

—J


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