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on 15th September 2011 / by webmaster
We are looking to provide programmers and programming enthusiasts and members of programming forums who have a flair for writing posts about various programming concepts, programming methodologies or programming languages in general an opportunity to showcase their skills for writing paid articles in our upcoming programming related website/blog What are the skills we seek in a potential writer? Familiarity with programming Familiarity with writing articles on programming languages, concepts and methodologies A flair for writing in English Previous blogging experience (including personal blogs) is a plus What type of articles are we looking for? We are looking towards articles with code, bug fixing, programming methodologies and sample programs with code as well. What are the programming languages to be showcased in the article. Any language so long as it is a real world programming language Who will provide the topics ? In most cases we will provide the topics, but we also expect the writer to write about topics the interest her/him. How much will your articles fetch you? You will of course be paid for the articles that you write. We love talented writers.The rates will be based on the talent and skills of the writer and the quality of the articles. Rates will also increase as the writers prove their proficiency over a period of time. If you are good then you can expect to make as much as a decent full time job writing articles from the comforts of your home. For more details regarding the rates and other info please contact us. Announcements Freelance Job Openings Careers Freelance Writing Writing Jobs Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker *
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on 10th August 2011 / by webmaster
Announcements Freelance Job Openings Careers Freelance Writing Writing Jobs Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker * Krish Jayaram (not verified) access_time 23 May 2019 - 18:15 Hi , I would like to volunteer . pls let me know if i can start writing anything. Also let me know what is the pay range . is there a mobile phone number i can contact ? with regards, K Jayaram Add new comment
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on 23rd June 2008 / by webmaster
The world is moving online. With this a huge and ever-growing chunk of the world advertising spending is moving online. A slice of this pie is for yours to take provided you do the right home work and take the right effort and persist in putting it for a sustained period of time. As with any task that generates revenue it is not as easy at it sounds like because if it had been so, it would have been tried out by too many people leading to a ruin of the revenue potential of the task. As a company our objective is to make money online and we are not talking about money you generate through projects but money as in money you generate from products like YouTube or Skype. It is not simple and neither is it straightforward. There is however a slightly easier way of making money online that we have been trying to promote among people we know, among freelancers and among students. It is as you might have already guessed - blogging. Again, like is mentioned above, it is not very simple to make money through blogging. In fact most of the bloggers out there doesn't make any money at all or makes only in insignificant quantities to be considered worthwhile or considered a viable self-employment opportunity. But there are indeed quite a few bloggers who have been doing it successfully and sometimes even so successful that they have become millionaires through blogging alone. Don't believe this? Well Chitika, one of the advertisment providers we had reviewed in our review on ad-providers published a study in 2006 on the revenues of top 50000 bloggers in the world. The study claims that the top 50000 bloggers in the world earned a total of US $500 Million. Although the basic method used in the study to calculate the numbers is questionable, the numbers should give you an idea about the possibility of earning revenue through blogging online. If you would like to see some more real world statistics you can take a look at a survey by Problogger on blogger revenues. The survey gives a break up of the revenues of the viewers at the site. Around 23% of bloggers who took the survey was earning more than US 1000$ a month. 23% is not a small percentage. Now the people who follow problogger are supposed to be earning that kind of revenues but still. Now why are a lot of people not making a lot of money online? Simple - absence of proper research into successful methods and/or lack of effort in trying these out and finally lack of persistence. These three factors - viz. Research, Effort and Persistence - are the basic requirements for you to start building a successful blogger career. And before you start be ready to fight a long battle upstream before you start earning reasonably good amounts of money. This battle is the entry level barrier that acts as the stumbling block of most potential bloggers. Like any business - blogging is also a business and persistence is the key to survival and success. Lot of bloggers give up blogging as a potential career because of the small amount of money they earn initially from blogging. What they don't realize is that the effort that you invest in blogging will pay you for quite some time after you put in the effort. This is unlike traditional jobs where you get paid for the effort you put in for a given period of time and then to earn more you will have to put in further effort. In blogging the returns of effort you put is cumulative. Each day you get paid for cumulative of all the effort you put in till that day. As with any cumulative functions this can lead to a reasonably large number even if the actual return for a single day's effort is very low. Suppose you get on an average of 1c per day for a blog entry and you blog for a year, your earnings per day at the end of the year would be $3.65. But the returns for the effort of that day would be still only 1c. Now this is not exactly how it works because the returns of your efforts will go on diminishing as time goes on. But the theory still holds and the returns on your effort for a day will keep coming in after you have put in that effort. We don't have a simple solution for bloggers wanting to make quick money online. But there are some general guidelines that you can follow to go towards building your blogging career. Don't take that this is THE list but these are some points that we have identified. Do your research on Google and collect as much information about blogging before you set out on this venture. 1) Select a niche area and create content. Writing on niche areas has been proven to be far more successful in generating revenues than writing on broad topics. The good think about niche areas is that there are too many of them that you would not have as much competition as you would have had if you were writing on a broader topic. For example it might be easier to blog on Kerala style cooking than Indian cooking styles because you will only have to compete with bloggers from Kerala. Niche topic blogging has both advantages and disadvantages. Advantage lies in the lesser competition but disadvantage lies in the fact that fewer people would be searching for niche topics. 2) Information is public but text is not. Do not copy content. You can do your research online on topics you plan to write but do not copy content unless the source explicitly allows you to do that. There are two reasons for this. One is that it is not ethical and the second is that Google does not like duplicate content. However it does not mean that you cannot use content from sites like Wikipedia which gives it's content under GFDL. We are running an experiment on Wikipedia content by starting a blog on Mortgage Tips and Guidance. 3) Select a handful of topics and blog about them. You probably will not be able to generate sufficient revenue from a singly blog. You might want to start blogging on several areas at the same time. This is akin to the saying - do not put all your eggs in the same basket. You never know which of the areas you select are going to succeed and which are going to fail. But don't just go ahead and start too many blogs that you can't manage at the same time. Start as many as you can manage on a regular basis. 4) Your life might be interesting but everybody might not want to know that. You might not always succeed in building good traffic by blogging about your life alone. Your friends and relatives might like that but that does not mean that everybody should. Besides people who come to see what you are doing are least likely to click on the ads to be able to give you any revenue. 5) Blog regularly. This applies only if you are targeting regular visitors. People like predictability. They will not want to come to your blog and see that you have not posted anything new after their last visit. It is not required that you blog daily on all your blogs but you should be blogging at regular intervals so that your visitors will know for sure when you have the next post ready. 6) Do your research properly. Research and identify strategies that have worked for you, that have worked for other bloggers. Experiment and try out new things at the same time logging all the results. Compare and contrast effects of experiments that you conduct and also from results published by other bloggers. Share your experience with the blogger community. 7) Persist in your effort. You efforts will start paying you only after some time. Don't start blogging expecting to get immediate revenues. Additionally there are lot of skills and techniques that you have to learn to be able to fully capitalize the content that you create and it will take some time before you become a pro-blogger. Of all the points listed, this might be the key and could be the only real difference between a successful blogger and an unsuccessful blogger. Freelance Internet Blogging Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker * Mohan kathe (not verified) access_time 23 May 2019 - 18:15 Can I earn money through google or any other real site that can pay me ? I am an indian city mumbai. I am very new as far as online earning is concern. Please help. webmaster access_time 23 May 2019 - 18:15 In reply to I do not have my own site by Mohan kathe (not verified) Yes you can make money through Google adsense but then you will have to have your own site. It does not matter whether you are in Mumbai or in California. All you need is a website and a willingness to put in effort towards generating content for your website. Dostana (not verified) access_time 23 May 2019 - 18:15 Its very good & quality content article ...really i am very thankful to you for sharing imp tips and informatiion Houston @ Make… (not verified) access_time 23 May 2019 - 18:15 Like the webmaster of this blog said, everyone can make money, it's just a matter of whether do you want to put in the hard work or not. If you truly want to put in the hard work, I can help you, just give me an email and I will response to you. Alvin Phang (not verified) access_time 23 May 2019 - 18:15 I believe you can make much more money by selling affiliate products than from Google AdSense. You can replace your Google ads with small but catchy ads that you write yourself and link to a couple of affiliate products that are relevant to the readers of your blog. If you go one step further and actually mention the products inside the blog (with your affiliate link of course) you'll really start making some money. Add new comment
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on 06th February 2008 / by webmaster
We have been looking for a freelance/part-time content developer for our company for some time and have been getting good response from interested people. We have been asked several questions regarding the position and we felt it would be better for everybody if we write out the exact requirements we are trying to fulfil and the responsibilities of the position. So here it is now in black and white. Who can apply? Anybody with excellent English skills can apply for this position. You do not have to be in Kerala or even India and can be anywhere in the world. There are no requirements on the basic educational qualifications of people applying for this position. How to apply? Send in your covering letter, your resume and samples of your work to freelance-writers@zyxware.com What is the skill set required? Excellent written English skills, ability to write entertaining articles, interest in writing articles, interest in researching about topics, ability to compile information from different sources, ability to search online efficiently and effectively. How much will you be paid? We will be paying at a flat rate of Rs. 250(approx 6 US Dollars) per article of 750-1000 words and any article that has 1000 unique hits in a span of a week will get Rs. 500 (approx 12 US Dollars) and any article that has 5000 hits in a span of a week will be paid Rs. 1000 (approx 25 US Dollars). You can earn anywhere between 7500 to 30000 Rs a month if you can successfully create content that is worth reading. For articles that are 400 - 600 words in length the corresponding rates will be 150(approx 4 US Dollars), 300(approx 7 US Dollars) and 700(approx 18 US Dollars). Articles smaller than 300 words will not be considered. Border line cases will be considered depending on the merit of the article. Payment will be paid on a per article basis and if you so desire you could have the payments on a weekly or monthly basis. What are the modes of payments? If you are outside of India we will be making the payments through Paypal and in US Dollars. The current conversion rates between Indian Rupees and US Dollars will be used as the basis. If you are in India we have a few different payment options. We can deposit the money in your bank account provided your bank has a branch in Trivandrum. We can also send the money through Money Order. You will have to let us know your preferred method of receiving payment. What do you have to write about? There will be two options for picking the topics of the article - You can select a topic on your own or write about one of the topics we provide. If you are selecting a topic on your own you will have to get our approval before you write the article. If you go through our site you will also be able to identify the general trend of the topics. Basically you will have to generate content that will bring potential customers for our products and services to our site. What will be the modus operandi? Once you pick your topic, either on your own or from our list, you will have to let us know the topic you have selected. This will allow us to maintain a list of articles that are being worked on and there by prevent duplicate efforts. After that you will have to send us a short abstract on what the article is going to deal with. Once we agree on all the finer points you can write the article. Once we receive the article we will reserve the right to decide to post the article or not based on the agreed upon criteria. Also we might request you to modify the article depending on whether it has contradicted with the agreed upon abstract or contradicted with company views and policies. Once approved the article will be posted on the site. Payment will be made a week after posting the article to allow for inclusion of bonus payments if any. What about the quality of the article? The content should be reasonably clean of errors. Spelling mistakes will not be tolerated at any cost and you will be expected to run a spell checker through your article before submitting it. Grammatical error rate should not be more than 2 or 3 per article and if not the article will be rejected. Should the content be unique? Absolutely Yes. The content generated should be unique and any article found to have content copied from other websites will be summarily rejected. We will be running a line by line test on the article to find copied content and any article with content copied from other sites will result in us rejecting the article. If you repeat the mistake 3 times our relationship will also be terminated. Will there be any time commitments? There will not be any time commitments in terms of delivery or deadlines. Will you be able to use the articles for other sites? No. Zyxware will retain complete right over the articles you create. However the articles will be rightfully attributed to the authors and we will be happy to give a link back to your blog or personal site. What are some sample topics that you can write about? The following are some topics that we have shortlisted. You can write articles about any of these topics. Linux Applications for everyday use corresponding to equivalent windows applications Comparison between Drupal and Joomla Drupal - An ideal solution for a corporate web site Use GMAIL as your mail server Protect your computer from spyware, adware and malware Common symptoms of virus attack and its solutions Migrating from Wordpress to Drupal Free Anti-Virus Software for your Home PC Power Backup Solutions for your Office or Home Office Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Networking Solutions Managing your IT Infrastructure UPS for Home PC Users Estimating UPS battery specifications from power requirements Using Testdisk to recover lost partition or fix a corrupt partition table Managed Wordpress Hosting Service Managed Drupal Hosting Service Customizing Wordpress for a simple company website Comparison between Drupal and Wordpress Customizing Drupal for an advanced Corporate Website A guide for small businesses moving to Linux Open Source Portal Systems - A review Wordpress - An easy way to start your website Points to consider before upgrading your old PC FLOSS Software for your Windows PC Are there non-technical topics that you can write about? Even if you are not comfortable writing on technical topics you can still apply for the position as we will have lots of other freelance content development opportunities coming up. We are also interested in working with people who have a desire to actively get involved in socially relevant projects and at the same time earn a decent living. Freelance Job Openings Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker * Ravindra Emmanuel (not verified) access_time 23 May 2019 - 18:15 Hi, I want to write for you, out of the sample topics I've selected the following for the time being. - Use GMAIL as your mail server - Managing your IT Infrastructure - Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Networking Solutions Can I start writing on the above? Kindly Let me know. Ravindra webmaster access_time 23 May 2019 - 18:15 In reply to Can I wirte for you? by Ravindra Emmanuel (not verified) Dear Ravindra, You will be contacted from our HR department with details about the position and instructions on how to proceed further. You can start writing once we establish a formal relationship. Thank You Anoop John Team Zyxware Pallavi Khera (not verified) access_time 23 May 2019 - 18:15 Hello I am a freelance writer and can write good and informational articles on the following topics:- --Health and fitness --Home and family --Self improvement --Women's issue --Parenting --Society I have written for ezine, jvmembers, 4indianwoman and helium. If work provided,will be completed on time and with quality.Here are my personal blogs for consideration.As far as payment is concerned. I am very much comfortable with moneyorder. pallavikhera.blogspot.com pallavi-khera.blogspot.com pallavi-quotableandinspiringqoutes.blogspot.com Thanking You Please Reply Pallavi Khera webmaster access_time 23 May 2019 - 18:15 In reply to Responding to your ad in the craigslist by Pallavi Khera (not verified) You should hear back from our HR Department shortly Team Zyxware Ravindra Emmanuel (not verified) access_time 23 May 2019 - 18:15 Thanks Mr.John, I wait for a HR dept. to revert back. thanks Add new comment
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on 13th April 2007 / by webmaster
It is one thing to learn languages from a book and it is a totally different thing to try out these languages on your PC. Once you get feel of the languages and the technologies the next step is to set up the development and testing environment on your PC. Since we are focusing on web based application development using mostly open technologies we will be covering only these relevant areas. Editor Theoretically you could use vanilla editors like nano or notepad to create web applications. However it is always much more convenient to have some useful features like syntax highlighting, code completion, function listing etc. There are several popular freeware editors available for web development. Some of the more popular ones are Emacs - http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/emacs/ Hapedit - http://hapedit.free.fr/ Eclipse + PhpEclipse - http://www.phpeclipse.de/tiki-view_articles.php VIM - http://www.vim.org/ You should try out the different editors available before settling with one you are comfortable with. Initially it might not make any big differences but in the long run a user friendly editor could save yo u a lot of time in terms of increased efficiency. Environment The framework most commonly required for freelance projects would be Apache + PHP + MySQL. There could, however, be projects requiring you to set up other applications or servers like Java, Postgresql etc. Most Linux distributions comes with these three installed by default (atleast in the server mode installation), and even if not, adding these is a matter of few clicks through the package management application. On a windows PC the installation of these software is pretty straightforward and are documented in detail in their respective sites MySQL - http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/installing.html Apache on windows - http://httpd.apache.org/docs/1.3/windows.html Apache on Linux - http://httpd.apache.org/docs/1.3/install.html PHP - http://www.php.net/manual/en/install.php Community Projects Freelance Web Development Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker *
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on 09th April 2007 / by webmaster
Freelance projects fall into a separate category of projects in that they target independent developers and are inherently smaller in size. The company/person giving the project, might not require to engage a larger company for the project because of the size of the project or, might be doing it just to cut costs. In either case the likelyhood that the project is based on a popular open source solution is very high. This likelihood is confirmed from the high percentage of OSS applications related freelancing projects available in all the freelancing sites. To better equip oneself to work in the freelancing market it is good to get familiarized with the most popular of the OSS applications that are likely to yield freelancing projects. We have compiled a list of such software. BLOGS A blog is a user generated website, made up of usually short, frequently updated posts that are arranged chronologically. The content and purposes of blogs varies--from links and commentary about other web sites, to news about a company/person, to diaries, photos, poetry, mini-essays, project updates, even fiction. Blog posts are like instant messages to the web. Some of the popular blogs are the following - Apache Roller It is a Java-based, full-featured, multi-blog, multi-user, open source weblog server. Roller was originally written by Dave Johnson. Apache Roller 3.0 is now available to be downloaded.http://rollerweblogger.org/project/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_Roller b2evolution It is a multi-lingual, multi-user, multi-blog publishing system written in PHP and backed by a MySQL database. It includes features such as file & photo management, advanced skinning, multiple blogs support as well as detailed user permissions. It is distributed under the GNU General Public License and available as free.http://b2evolution.net/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B2evolution Bblog It is a powerful, elegant personal web publishing system written in PHP and utilizing a MySQL database. It is used to manage frequently updated Web content, especially Weblogs. It is released as free, open source software distributed under the GNU General Public License.http://www.bblog.comhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBlog GeekLog It is a weblog powered by PHP and MySQL. It allows you within minutes to set up a fully functioning dynamic website. It acts as a blog engine, CMS or web portal with support for comments, trackbacks, multiple syndication formats, spam protection, etc of a system. It is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.http://www.geeklog.nethttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geeklog LifeType It is an open-source blogging platform with support for multiple blogs and users in a single installation. It is written in PHP and backed by a MySQL database. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License. Each blog can be run in its own language. LifeType is the only one to come with a fully featured anti- spam mechanism, to help combat the dreaded blog spam. Media uploads and file handling, fully customizable search engine, friendly URLs and a thorough, easy to use administration area are the core features of LifeType.http://www.lifetype.net/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LifeType Nucleus CMS It is an open-source blog management software package written in PHP, with a MySQL backend. It allows for maintaining multiple blogs with multiple authors on the same site. It is a light content management system and can be extended using plugins. Its free to download the latest version and distributed under the GNU General Public License.http://www.nucleuscms.org/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nucleus_CMS PivotLog It is a web publishing system, written in PHP, is used to manage frequently-updated web content, such as weblogs and other dynamic sites. It is distributed under the GPL and is available free of charge.http://pivotlog.net/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pivotlog Word Press It is a blog publishing system written in PHP, with a MySQL database. It has a thriving user and developer community and is one of the most popular blogging software available. Distributed under the GNU General Public License, is free and priceless at the same timehttp://wordpress.org/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word_press Content Management Systems(CMS) CMS is a computer software system used to assist its users in the process of content management. It facilitates the organization, control, and publication of a large body of documents and other content, such as images and multimedia resources. A CMS often facilitates the collaborative creation of documents. A web content management system is software for web site management. Some of the best known CMS are the following: Apache Lenya It is an Open Source Java/XML Content Management System. Features include revision control, site management, scheduling, search capabilities and workflow support.http://lenya.apache.org/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_Lenya Daisy Daisy is a Java/XML open-source content management system based on the Apache Cocoon content management framework. Today, Daisy is in use at major corporations for intranet knowledge bases, product and/or project documentation, and management of content-rich websites.http://cocoondev.org/daisy/index.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daisy DragonFly CMS It is a powerful, feature-rich, Open Source content management system which was based on PHP-Nuke 6.5. The software is written in PHP and powered by either MySQL or PostgreSQL. Its a free software.http://dragonflycms.orghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragonfly_CMS Drupal It is a free modular content management framework, content management system and blogging engine. This software package allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. Drupal is written in PHP.http://drupal.org/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drupal Joomla It is a free and most powerful, open source content management system written with PHP for publishing content on the world wide web and intranets, using the MySQL database. It includes features such as page caching to improve performance, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, polls, website searching, and language internationalization. It's licensed under the GPL.http://www.joomla.org/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joomla Mambo Mambo Open Source(MOS) is a free, open source content management system for creating and managing websites through a simple web interface. It also has advanced features such as page caching to improve performance on busy sites, advanced templating techniques, and a fairly robust API. It is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License.http://www.mambo-foundation.org/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mambo_%28CMS%29 OpenCMS It is a Professional level Open Source Website Content Management System. OpenCms helps to create and manage complex websites easily without knowledge of html . It is based on Java and XML technology. It is distributed by Alkacon Software under LGPL license. OpenCms is completely free of licensing costs.http://www.opencms.org/opencms/en/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenCMS PHP-Nuke It is a web based automated news publishing and content management system based on PHP and MySQL. The system is fully controlled using a web-based user interface. The system is released as free software under the GNU General Public License.http://phpnuke.org/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PHP-Nuke PLONE Plone is a ready-to-run content management system that is built on the powerful and free Zope application server. Plone is easy to set up, extremely flexible, and provides you with a system for managing web content that is ideal for project groups, communities, web sites, extranets and intranets. Plone is a free software released under the GNU General Public License.http://plone.orghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plone XOOPS XOOPS is an acronym of eXtensible Object Oriented Portal System, easy to use web content management system, written in PHP, for websites. It uses a modular architecture allowing users to customize, update and theme their websites. It is the ideal tool for developing small to large dynamic community websites, intra company portals, corporate portals, weblogs etc. It is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License and is free to use, modify and redistribute.http://www.xoops.org/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XOOPS FORUM An Internet forum is a facility on the World Wide Web for holding discussions and posting user generated content, or the web application software. Technology, computer games, and politics are popular areas for forum themes. Internet forums are also commonly referred to as web forums, message boards, discussion boards, discussion groups, discussion forums, bulletin boards or simply forums. Most commonly used Forums are listed below: bbPress It is an internet forum package written in the PHP programming language and available under the GNU General Public License. It is written by the makers of wordpress and is focused on web standards, ease of use, ease of integration, and speed. The forum software is as small and light as possible while still allowing for great add on features through their extensive plugin systems.http://bbpress.org/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BbPress Beehive Forum It is a free and open source forum system using PHP scripting language and MySQL database . Beehive differs from other forum software is its frame-based interface, which lists discussion titles on the left and displays their contents on the right.http://www.beehiveforum.net/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beehive_Forum IceBB It is a powerful open-source Internet forum solution written in PHP and using the MySQL database system. It is also fully customizable, with full skin and language support, plus a powerful admin control center.http://icebb.net/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IceBB Ikonboard It is a comprehensive web bulletin board system. It allows you to create a truly unique community on your website. It is a free online forum developed in Perl for use on MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, as well as flat file databases.http://www.ikonboard.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikonboard MercuryBoard It is a powerful message board system with a mixture of features such as object oriented, powerful admin controls, optimized MySQL interaction, 3D permission systems, easy skinning, ease of use, and ease of customization coupled with expandability, and diverse language services. It is written in PHP with MySQL database.http://www.mercuryboard.com/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MercuryBoard phpBB It is a popular internet forum package written in PHP. The "phpBB" is an abbreviation of PHP Bulletin Board. Available under the GNU General Public License, is a free software. phpBB is one of the most popular forum software.http://www.phpbb.comhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhpBB PHOTO GALLERY Gallery 2 It is an open source PHP project enabling simple management and publication of photographs and other digital media through a PHP enabled Apache, IIS or Zeus web server. Photo management includes automatic thumbnails, resizing, rotation, and flipping, among other things. Albums can be organized hierarchically and individually controlled by administrators or privileged users.http://gallery.menalto.com/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallery2 Coppermine Photo Gallery It is a photo-gallery web application with multimedia capabilities. It requires PHP, MySQL, and ImageMagick, and works with most web server software such as Apache. It is a free software which you can download and install on your webspace. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License.http://coppermine-gallery.nethttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coppermine_Photo_Gallery PhpWeb Gallery It is a free and open source software used to present photo collections on your web site. It requires a server with php and MySQL and released under GNU General Public License.http://phpwebgallery.net/ Customer relationship management (CRM) CRM is a broad term that covers concepts used by companies to manage their relationships with customers, including collecting, storing and analyzing customer information. There are four aspects of CRM, Active CRM a centralized database for storing data, which can be used to automate business processes and common tasks. Operational CRM, the automation or support of customer processes involving sales or service representatives. Collaborative CRM, Direct communication with customers not involving sales or service representatives. Analytical CRM, the analysis of customer data for a broad range of purposes. Crafty Syntax Live Help(CSLH) CSLH is an open source live support solution that helps customer support with live help functionality that can be pro-actively pushed to visitors to your site or requested by the consumer. It includes a large range of features to allow multiple operators, multiple departments and multiple languages to be used. It is free and is programmed in PHP with MySQL. Other features include the ability to create your own questions, auto inviting visitors, refer tracking, page tracking, multiple chat sessions, sound alert, quick responses, customizable graphics, multiple operators.http://www.craftysyntax.com/ Help Center Live Support Help Center Live is a Live Support tool written in PHP, using a MySQL database, that allows visitors on a website to hold a conversation in real time with a representative of the website.http://sourceforge.net/projects/helpcenterlive/http://www.helpcenterlive.com osTicket It is a widely-used open source support ticket system. Plain and simple, is a lightweight feature packed support ticket tool , written mainly using PHP scripting language. The best part is, it's completely free and easy to set up and use. osTicket seamlessly integrates all tickets created via email and web-based form with a simple web interface.http://www.osticket.com/ Perl Desk It is a browser based help desk software and email management solution designed to streamline the operation of managing emails, support tickets and customer communications, with built in tracking and response logging. It is an ideal help desk solution for companies with one or more members of staff or for those who want to organize client communications. Browser based help desk, managing incoming e-mails, web submission forms, graphical reporting, create departments, user login area etc are the key features of Perl Desk.http://www.perldesk.com/ E-COMMERCE Electronic Commerce is exactly analogous to a marketplace on the Internet. It consists primarily of the distributing, buying, selling, marketing and servicing of products or services over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks. The information technology industry might see it as an electronic business application aimed at commercial transactions. Some of the most popularly used e-commerce software are listed below: osCommerce It is an Open Source based online shop e-commerce solution that is available for free under the GNU General Public License. It features a rich set of out-of-the-box online shopping cart functionality that allows store owners to setup, run, and maintain their online stores with minimum effort and with no costs, fees, or limitations involved. It combines Open Source solutions to provide a free and open e-commerce platform, which includes the powerful PHP and the MySQL database server.http://www.oscommerce.com/ Cube Cart It is a free to use e-Commerce software designed for allowing individuals and businesses to sell tangible and digital goods on line. It is not released under the GNU General Public License but has a custom licensing model and restrictions apply. The application can be used for free if the opyright link is maintained in the footer..http://www.cubecart.com/ Zen Cart It is truly the art of e-commerce; a free, user-friendly, open source shopping cart system. Multiple customer modes, unlimited category depth, multiple sales and discounts, multiple display modes, multiple add banner controller, multiple payment options etc are just a few from a list of features. It offers a strong, growing, helpful online community.http://www.zen-cart.com/ GuestBook A guestbook is a logging system that allows visitors of a website to leave a public comment. The purpose of a website guestbook is to display the kind of visitors the site gets, including the part of the world they reside in, and gain feedback from them. This allows the webmaster to access and improve their site. A guestbook is generally a script, which is usually remotely-hosted and written in a language such as Perl, PHP, Python or ASP. Many free guestbook hosts and scripts exist. Some guest books are mentioned here: MJ Guest It's a free professional guestbook which is very much user-friendly, powerful, reliable and Stylish. Some of the key features are Setup Utility, Strong anti-hacker input control, AntiSPAM, multi-Database, Graphic Themes, W3C standard-compliant, periodical Updates, PHP Object Oriented stable code etc.http://www.mdsjack.bo.it DBGuestBook It is a free, simple guestbook script that doesn't require a database. It allows you delete entries and ban IP addresses through an easy-to-use, password protected administration interface. There is also a customizable bad words filter. You can receive an e-mail notification anytime someone signs your guestbook.http://www.dbscripts.net/guestbook/ Silentum GuestBook It is an easy-to-set-up guestbook system that uses a text file to hold the entries. So MySQL is not required. It can be up and running in a matter of minutes and integrated easily into any page. Spam-related words which, when detected, prevent the entry from being added. There is also a required 4 digit verification code before posting to throw off almost all bots. The guestbook allows for an unlimited number of entries.http://hypersilence.net/silentum_guestbook.php Community Projects Freelance Open Source Web Development Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker * Shrinivasan (not verified) access_time 23 May 2019 - 15:59 Guys. Great Collection and a great site. It is really impressive to know that there a numerous FOSS tools for web contents. Thanks. Keep Growing. Anonymous (not verified) access_time 23 May 2019 - 15:59 In reply to Great collection by Shrinivasan (not verified) Great Collection and a great site!!! Thanks! Silvia (not verified) access_time 23 May 2019 - 15:59 Hi, nice work. I also love to use WordPress when setting up a new blog. Greetings JungleDirector (not verified) access_time 23 May 2019 - 15:59 Subj. Anybody have? I'ts better, if you have XRumer 5.04... Gimme link Thanks. 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on 01st April 2007 / by webmaster
The project aims to open up the freelancing market for the Student Community and thereby give tremendous exposure and technologically empower the students. Ultimately this aims to create a vibrant technical forum or even a company owned by students among the students that can nurture innovation and entrepreneurship among the students and promote open ideas, technologies and products. Background and Motivation Outsourcing as a model has diverged into several different categories based on project domain, technologies involved, size and nature of project etc. One of the less explored categories is the freelancing model. This category is differentiated by the size of the projects involved - usually in the lower end of the price spectrum anywhere from 10$ to several hundreds of dollars. Freelancers differ from the regular IT players in that they work on their own, taking up projects in domains and technologies that they are comfortable working on. As a community, freelancers thrive on such projects with skills and capabilities that are comparable to those owned by engineering students. However students normally have a few limitations in accessing the freelancing market. Primarily they wouldn’t have a dollar account where they can receive the payments. Getting freelancing projects also pose a difficulty for the students in that they would only have knowledge of very limited technologies. So they would have to sieve through large number of projects before they can get to something they can chew. Another not-so-evident problem is that it is usually tough for newbies to get somebody to give them projects. It gets easier as one builds ones’ profile. Zyxware Technologies is committed to its vision of playing a role in community and social development. We see the above situation as an opportunity for us to help the student community. This would also give us a chance to bring up a technical community among the students of engineering colleges. Objectives 1. Open up the freelancing market for the student community. 2. Give an opportunity for students to earn reasonably good amounts of money. 3. Provide an opportunity for the students to gain exposure in working with international clients and on bleeding edge technologies. 4. Promote entrepreneurship among the students. 5. Give exposure to students in programming, project management, communication and collaboration. 6. Give and edge to students in getting their first job. 7. Create a technical forum of students from different colleges to interact with each other on a technical level. 8. Create a technical community for the promotion of Free and Open Source Software(FOSS). 9. Create a framework for promotion of similar ideas and communities. Target Community Engineering Students of all branches and all semsters from S1S2 to S7. Modus operandi This project is planned in two modes. In the first one, the pilot mode, we are targeting Engineering Colleges in and around Trivandrum City. Currently the following colleges have been tentatively selected subject to the condition of generating enough interest for the project among the students. The colleges are a) CET, b) SCT, c) Barton Hill, d) Mar Basaleus Engineering College, e) University College Kariyavattom, f) Marian Engineering College. Once the project reaches a stable stage where the processes are set in place this can be scaled up to the next mode where it would be made open for any student in any college. One of the crucial aspects of the project is to ensure a steady stream of projects for the community. What we propose to do is to hire a team of people (starting with one person or two in the pilot mode) to manage the procurement of freelancing projects and be made available to the students. This would increase the efficiency in procuring the projects as they would have a large group of students with a collective suite of capabilities and technologies ready to take up projects from a wide spectrum. There is a well established framework of freelancing sites on the internet. However most of them require monthly payments to be able to access the site. We will be registering at these sites to get the projects. Ultimately we will be looking at creating our own framework where students can login and get their project or submit their finished project. The second aspect in the project is the technical know-how and capabilities of the students. Ultimately students will have to put in effort to learn different technologies and get up-to-date regarding technology trends. However we propose to take 2-4 sessions of free seminars to give an overview of the technologies involved and how they apply to different projects. The students will have to take it up from there in the actual learning part. Freelancing projects are mostly web oriented or small desktop applications. The technologies involved are pretty straight forward and can be easily learned in a couple of weeks of time. Moreover the students would gain expertise through the projects they do and over a period of time they should be able to take up any kind of project in any domain or technology. Another question that might come up is regarding the QOS for the end customer. Freelancing projects are normally given by individuals and SMEs and they would be interacting directly with the developer or the team to check on progress and quality. We could also think of setting up a QOS framework within the community itself. Fringe Benefits for Students 1. Free web-space and hosting . 2. T-Shirts, Caps and other branding memorabilia. 3. Discounts on purchase of PCs and Peripherals. Sample freelancing projects. 1. Create a personal website comprising of some html pages and some photos. 2. Add a feedback form to a site. 3. Integrate a standard ready-to-install forum software on an existing website. 4. Create a banner for a site. 5. Design a site template. 6. Create icons and buttons for a website or a desktop application. 7. Create small desktop utility applications. 8. Create scripts for automating tasks either in windows or in *nix. 9. Install and customize a standard ready-to-install portal. 10. Integrate a standard module(for ex: photo gallery) in the portal. Community Projects Freelance Web Development Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker * Anonymous (not verified) access_time 23 May 2019 - 18:15 How can i join this project? what will be rewards and benefits? I am an MBA + BE webmaster access_time 23 May 2019 - 18:15 In reply to To know more by Anonymous (not verified) One of the main objectives of the project was to bring to the engineering students an opportunity to earn while they learn at school. In what capacity are you looking forward to joining the project? Cheers Anoop John Team Zyxware Add new comment
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on 27th March 2007 / by webmaster
Freelancing is not just sitting home and earning some extra income, it is in fact a proven career option. Anybody who is capable of working in an IT company should be able to earn as much or even more through freelancing. Besides being a viable employment option for the unemployed, it gives students and non-IT employees an addional revenue source. As the adage goes - there is no free lunch - you have to put in some effort to get into this field. However it is not very difficult and if one spends some dedicated effort he/she can start off in this field in a matter of 2-4 weeks. The following gives a mashup of some of the points you have to consider... Who can be a successful freelancer Literally anybody can become a successful freelancer There are no preconditions and no essential qualifications There will be a field that matches your interest and capability You dont have to have any technology know-how to start with Essential Attributes for a Freelancer Willingness to work :) Confidence in one's own abilities Desire to grow Skills you will learn along the way Ability to work independently Ability to self-learn Targeted browsing skills and Good internet-search skills Good communication skills (Obviously) Good technical skills Areas where freelancing opportunities are avaialable Web Application Development Desktop application Development Graphics Designing - logos, themes, icons Website Designing - layout, templates CAD conversions Slideshow Presentations Technical writing Professional Blogging Data Entry Software Documentation Content editing, manuscript reviewing Before you start off Identify two or three areas where you would like to try a hand Learn essential technologies and tools required to work in the selected areas Identify people whom you could fall back for technological assistance Starting off Bite only what you can chew. Try out a few small projects initially Communicate with the community your problems and get help when needed Build expertise in the technologies and tools in the selected area Contribute to the community to build your profile within the community Succeeding as a freelancer Anybody putting in some effort should be able to manage a decent career as a freelancer To succeed exceptionally well you will have to work exceptionally well You will have to gain top-class-expertise in the area you select You should have a very good profile within the community and should be contributing well for the community. Good luck with freelancing Community Projects Entrepreneurship Freelance Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker * Ranjith Antony (not verified) access_time 23 May 2019 - 16:36 Anoop, Have been following your blog for a while. This is a proven concept in US. There is a whole bunch of them here and they call themselves as Indie Developers. Nice name eh? And there has been some successful players in the market as well. Nick Bradbudy is one of them. He is maintaining a blog at nick.typepad.com where he recently blogged some generous tips for wannabe indie developers. I think, his blog is an inspirational tool, which probably you might want to add it to your initial list in this blog. Yet another one is Jan Goyvaerts the creator of EditPad Pro. He maintains a blog at http://www.shareware-beach.com/. I myself is a loyal customer of both Nick’s and Jan’s products and I can attest myself that they do what they preach. Yet another concept, which is somewhat relevant to Freelancing is MicroISV a word first coined by Eric Sink (Founder of SourceGear) and later being used and misused by wannabe entrepreneurs. ~ranjith Add new comment
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on 26th March 2007 / by webmaster
Web-Development projects are one of the most widely available freelancing projects. The entry barrier for this segment of the market is also pretty low. The income generation possibilities are moderate to pretty decent. Remuneration would range anywhere from 1$ per hour to 15$ per hour depending on the type of job, complexity of the job and the nature of commitment. A vast majority of these projects use a small set of widely popular technologies. The following list gives some of the more popular technologies you need to learn to start with freelance web-development work Primary Technologies HTML/XHTML HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language. Knowledge of HTML is a prerequisite for any kind of web application development. HTML is a markup language that uses text tags to convey layout and presentation information about the content. It is very easy to learn and once learned, one can use a plain text editor to create web pages on the fly. XHTML is an extension to HTML in that it specifies that the document must be valid XML. Useful Links http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Html http://www.tizag.com/htmlT/ http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_intro.asp http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/http://validator.w3.org/ CSS CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. It is used to describe the presentation of a document written in a markup languageges like HTML or XHTML. All visual aspects of the content in an HTML/XHTML page should be described using CSS. This would lead to a clean separation of the content from its presentation. This gives the power to the developer to design highly flexible and reusable web designs. Useful Linkshttp://www.w3schools/css/css_intro.asp http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Csshttp://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/ Javascript A scripting language based on the concept of prototype-based programming. Best known for its use in websites Useful Links http://www.w3schools.com/js/js_intro.asp http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JavaScripthttp://www.quirksmode.org/http://www.breakingpar.comhttp://www.w3.org/DOM/http://devedge-temp.mozilla.org/central/javascript/index_en.htmlPHP PHP (PHP:Hypertext Preprocessor) is a reflective programming language designed for producing dynamic Web pages. Is perfectly suited for Web development and can be embedded directly into the HTML code. It is very similar to Perl and C. It is one of the most widely-used, free, and efficient alternative to competitors such as Microsoft's ASP. Useful Linkshttp://www.w3schools.com/phphttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Php http://www.php.net/manual/en/ http://www.tizag.com/phpT/index.php MySQL Is a multi threaded, multi-user database management system. The server runs on both windows and linux. MySQL is one of the most popular database system available in the market. MySQL is embraced by most of the FLOSS community and is the preferred database for most of the FLOSS solutions out there. Useful links http://www.mysql.com/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MySQL.http://www.tizag.com/mysqlTutorial/ http://www.w3schools.com/sql/sql_intro.asp http://www.w3schools.com/php/php_mysql_intro.asp Secondary Technologies POSTGRESQL PostgreSQL is a free software object-relational database management system (ORDBMS). It is a commercial grade open source database system that can match head on head with any other leading commercial database systems in the market. Along with MySQL it is one of the most used database system in FLOSS applications. Useful Links http://www.postgresql.org/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PostgreSQL Ruby On Rails Ruby on Rails is a web application framework used for Rapid Application Development (RAD). The primary objective is to increase the speed and ease of web development. Is an open source project written in the Ruby language. Useful Links http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby http://www.rubyonrails.org http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_on_rails JSP JSP is a Java technology that allows software developers to dynamically create web pages. The JSP syntax adds additional XML-like tags, called JSP actions. The technology allows for the creation of JSP tag libraries. They are compiled into Java Servlets by a JSP compiler. JSP compiler may generate a servlet in Java code that is then compiled by the Java compiler. Useful Linkshttp://java.sun.com/products/jsp/http://java.sun.com/j2ee/1.4/docs/tutorial/doc/index.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JavaServer_Pages AJAX AJAX - Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. It uses javascript to communicate with a webserver. One of the key aspects is that this would result in updating information on a webpage without refreshing the browser. This would result in a desktop application feel for the web application. Although been in existence for quite some time this was popularized by Google through its web applications Useful Linkshttp://www.w3schools.com/ajax/ajax_intro.asp http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajax ASP/ASP.Net ASP is Microsoft's Server-side scripting engine for dynamically-generated web pages. It is an object based programming language. Most ASP pages are written in VBScript. ASP.Net uses the .Net framework for creating web applications. Any of the languages VB.Net, C#.Net or J++.Net can be used within the .Net framework. Very few FLOSS solutions use .Net technologies. Useful Links http://www.w3schools.com/asphttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_Server_Pagehttp://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa286483.aspxhttp://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms644563.aspx VBScript VBScript(Visual Basic Scripting Edition) is an Active Scripting language. It is widely used in ASP as the scripting language. It is also used in creating automation scripts in windows. Useful Linkshttp://www.w3schools.com/vbscript http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VBScripthttp://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms950396.aspx Freelance Web Development Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker *