Right now I’ve got this great new monitor, the 30" Apple Cinema HD, and although it just begs to be used for design and coding purposes, all I’ve been able to do is code up some non-paying client sites.
Non-paying? Client? What?
It’s not entirely non-paying. It just doesn’t pay immediately, so that also makes it a little more difficult to finish, for some reason. Done well enough, though, it could prove to be worth tens of thousands of dollars—literally.
But anyway, the monitor represents everything that I ever wanted my workspace to be, and now that I have it, I feel compelled to “experiment” all day.
So far, my unplanned experiments have paid off nicely, even without any semblance of a business plan—and in some cases, without so much as a forethought.
I suppose I’m suggesting that it might, in fact, be possible to sustain oneself online through sheer experimentation within one’s own sphere of influence and expertise.
Don’t look now, but really good solutions for content management systems (CMS) like WordPress are currently finding substantial value for both clients and their hired developers.
Adapting CMS platforms to meet the needs of brick-and-mortar businesses is a sector of the market with huge growth potential.
I see opportunity in it every day, and I believe I’m going to be the one to prove that somebody with a well-tendered, blog-based solution can demolish the hosted-site marketplace in their industry—while earning millions of dollars in the process.
The reason why all this is possible is not because of some “magical” characteristic of blogs, but rather good old fashioned Web development principles and well-developed applications that utilize these.
I believe that a good developer can bend and twist a CMS to fit certain market applications. Done properly, this developer ought to be able to dissect an existing marketplace with a solution that is far more detailed and far better at handling small-business levels of content.
This is a huge marketplace.
Part of it will be mine.