Making Of Auction SOS! - The Secrets behind software development – This book will show you how to create a hugely successful and profitable software product without writing a single line of code. And this guide is designed for novices and experts a

Making Of Auction SOS! - The Secrets behind software development – This book will show you how to create a hugely successful and profitable software product without writing a single line of code. And this guide is designed for novices and experts a

by Dan Thompson
     
 

SNEAK PEAK:

Dan Thompson's
“Making Of Auction SOS!”
The Secrets behind software development

Introduction
First of all, let me thank you for purchasing this e-Book - I hope you find it informative and helpful. And I hope it will even inspire you to go out and create your own piece of software!
In this e-Book I am going to… See more details below

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SNEAK PEAK:

Dan Thompson's
“Making Of Auction SOS!”
The Secrets behind software development

Introduction
First of all, let me thank you for purchasing this e-Book - I hope you find it informative and helpful. And I hope it will even inspire you to go out and create your own piece of software!
In this e-Book I am going to show you exactly how I developed my software application from start to finish, without any programming knowledge! I am going to be looking at what problems I encountered and how I overcame them. I will also look at the marketing techniques that I used to recover 75% of the cost of the software within the first 48 hours of it being on sale. I won't just be talking theory, though, I am going to show you the exact emails that I sent out to my mailing list to generate these sales!
Not only will this software make me money from the sales but I am also using it to generate “back-end sales” for many years to come without any effort on my part. Again, I will show you exactly how this is done from start to finish.
As if that wasn't enough, I will also answer the question that people have been asking me since I released the software:
“Why did you choose to develop a software application rather than an e-Book?”
I will give you my exact reasons behind this choice and I will also discuss whether this idea is right for you. Software development certainly won't be for everyone but I hope to give you an insight into what it takes and the time/costs involved.
Anyway, enough of my rambling - I'm not good when it comes to writing introductions - let's jump right into the good stuff!
The Beginning
Before I begin, lets set the scene........ it was a dull Tuesday at the beginning of April 2006 and there I was sitting at my desk staring blankly out of the window. I was looking for a new project to start - should I write another e-Book? Should I build another website? Or should I try something different?
I don't know why, but I chose to leave my comfort zone and try something that I had never done before. I decided that my own software application would be the answer! Now, here's the thing, I didn't know how to make my own application and I had no intention of learning – I don't have the patience ;-)
The only time I spent programming was whilst I was studying for my AVCE and HND in BIT (Business Information Technology). After 4 years of tuition the best I could come up with was a simple “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” PC game. I would offer it for download but I have no idea how to create an installer! If anyone would like to volunteer let me know ;-)
I also didn't know what I wanted the software to do or how I was going to market it. At this stage, you could say I was a total novice when it came to software development. However, before I could do anything, I needed an idea. What would be the point in continuing with the development if I didn't know the sort of thing that I wanted?
I had just created a new website that allowed eBay members to report scams – http://www.auction-arses.com - and I thought that a piece of softwarethat was somehow related to this site would be a good idea. The software could be used to promote the site and vice versa I would be killing two birds with one stone. With this in mind, I took the next step. I knew that I wanted to make a piece of software that was related to eBay (because of my eBay based website) so all I needed now was some research.
So, how exactly did I do my research? Simple, I sent out a mail to the very responsive Members on my mailing list!
Initial Research
My initial research was very simple. I already had a Membership of around 3000 people at the time of researching the software. All I did was send them out a fairly vague email asking for suggestions. I asked what Members disliked about the current ebay system and what they would like to see improved. I also added a handful of my own ideas, just to get kick-start their ideas. Let me show you the exact email that I sent out to my Members:
- - Start Email -
From:Dan Thompson Date: 12/04/2006
Hi *Name*,
I need to ask you a favour, I very much hope you can help me out here.
I am planning to create some software that will help eBay users (mainly buyers) use the eBay system.
I would like to ask you what you find difficult when using eBay, and what you would like to see improved or simplified?
So far I have thought of:
1. View all negative feedback of a certain user at the click of a button - No more scrolling through pages of feedback looking for the negs!
2. How about searching for more than one thing at once, it can be done on eBay but would you like it simplified?
Those are the sort of ideas I am after, do you have any thoughts on the ideas above or

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013817029
Publisher:
eBook4Life
Publication date:
12/25/2011
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
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