Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 33275
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2018/10/20 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2004/9/1 [Computer/SW] UID:33275 Activity:moderate
9/1     Create your own software empire in 30 minutes!!!!!
        \_ It says Ross Perot made his fortune from software.  Did he?
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Even if you don't know how to write a single line of code ... Create Your Own Software Program in 30 Minutes or Your Money Back This startling new invention (Patent Pending) creates an infinite number of high-demand software programs which you can sell royalty-free at any price. "In less than 20 minutes from the time I got the download instructions for 'Make Your Own Software' I had already created a fully-functional, working piece of software. I don't even know a single line of programming code and I created professional software in a matter of minutes. com From: Mike Chen Philadelphia, PA Friday, 9:12pm Have you ever dreamed of starting your own million dollar software empire? Have you ever dreamed of waking up every morning to discover you've earned a few thousand more dollars while you were asleep? Before you answer those questions, let's play a little game of "what if?" Let's see if you're the kind of person who is smart enough to benefit from this new invention. Don't worry, not everyone is, but let's see if you are ... What if you owned your own million dollar software empire? What if you could easily crank out new software products to sell every day with little or no development time? What if those products were all high demand and extremely useful? What if you could sell them for any price at almost zero expense? What if you could do this without knowing a single line of software code yourself? What if you could do this without hiring a software developer to do it for you? Load up a "recipe" Set a few options Click a button and ... And what if you could create as many of these programs as you like (the possibilities are infinite) and sell as many copies as you like at virtually no cost to you? And what if we didn't have to play any games of "what if?" Have you ever dreamed of starting your own million dollar software empire? Some of the greatest fortunes in the world were made in software. Bill Gates Ross Perot Mark Joyner Steve Jobs And the list goes on ... Of course, you know about the great titans of software and the millions and billions they've made. But what you may not know is that there is a small legion of people out there who have quietly become independently wealthy through selling software. Just a few short years ago I was working my way through school as a clerk in a drugstore ... Since then I've done a few things I wanted to do my whole life: 1 I quit my life-sucking job. see photo here) 4 I'm living my life day-to-day as I want. One day I woke up and decided to go into business for myself selling software. Three months later I was able to quit that dead-end job and start working for myself full time. One year later I was making 5 figures a month consistently, and I didn't have to put in 12, 10 or even 8 hour days. All this just from selling electronic software products that you couldn't even hold in your hands. The really cool part was that I did all this without a big staff, and without much overhead at all. I never allowed myself to get big enough to warrant all that, and it made all the difference for me. I didn't even have to be in the same location one day to the next. I consider myself quite lucky that my father taught me how to program software from the age of five. It takes years to really know how to write good "code," but I had already mastered it by my early teen years. It didn't take me long to figure out why everyone else was failing ... I used to wonder why people to whom I taught my strategies and tactics couldn't always reproduce my success. What I finally realized was that even though I could teach people what I did, there was one little missing piece of the puzzle they didn't have: I knew how to program software and they did not. They were all at the mercy of other software developers who would write the code for them and the results were sometimes catastrophic. Some developers would run their coffers dry with delay after delay. Some would provide worthless products that simply didn't work. I was blessed in that I could create my own products out of thin air and simply bang out the code in a matter of days. People have been asking me for years how I created my own software empire and I haven't held anything back. I've been quite vocal about the tactics and methods I've used. Again, I finally realized that they couldn't reproduce my success because they didn't know how to write software. There's no way I can truly teach anyone how to duplicate my success unless I get into their heads and "download" the ability to write software right into their brains. Then, in July of 2003, I was driving my old car (the hunk of junk 2003 "C32 AMG" Mercedes I traded in for my brand-new super sports car) on the highway (as I sometimes do to clear my head). Something popped into my head that was so profound I nearly caused a wreck. This great idea was nothing short of a method for creating a software program that wrote other software programs. This is quite possibly the most powerful idea I had ever been blessed with. If someone had a tool that allowed them to write their own software programs without any programming knowledge, is there any reason why they couldn't come out with a product today and start making money in just a few short days? In fact, when you read some of the features I've included in here, you'll see that there truly is no excuse for failure when armed with this software. The only legitimate reason anyone wouldn't succeed with this would be if they didn't immediately purchase it (I'm selling a limited number of copies), didn't use it, and didn't follow through on promoting the products they created. Before I tell you exactly how it works and some of the great features I've included, just read this success story (there are more further down). "I wanted to see how much money I could make in 48 hours." Russell Brunson is a young college student who needed to earn some money to pay for his college tuition. He was chosen to beta test "Make Your Own Software" because he is an experienced entrepreneur with no programming experience. com) Thursday after wrestling practice I came home and started on the product. It took me about 55 minutes to create the 1st version of the software." The very next day, Russell put his new creation online for sale, using the exact same techniques described in the "Make Your Own Software" manuals. True to his nature as a competitive wrestler, he decided to issue himself a challenge: "Let's see how much money I can make in 48 hours." Russell emailed Mike about his progress as things progressed. If a young college student with no programming experience can do it ... My challenge to you: Issue yourself a challenge and see if you can beat Russell's results. Mike, you have provided a magic pill for anyone who wants to make software fast and profit." com I was talking to Rich Privorotsky on the phone a week after I came up with this idea and he told me about his ideas for ScrollBlast 20 He wanted to hire a software developer to do this and was looking for my advice on how much he should pay them. com I was about to give him my standard answer, but then it struck me ... Before I tell you what I realized, here's the standard answer. It's important that you know this: 1 The Cheap and Painful Way You can go to one of those "programmer finder" sites and pay someone around $1,000 or so. However, even if the developers have great reviews many times you'll end up buying a lemon. The work is either incomplete, or it's not done on time, or it's just plain bad. I know people who have had to pay no less than 5 "cheap seat" developers for the same work before they got anything that was even remotely passable. 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