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Stefan Wuthrich
Stefan Wuthrich

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I charge for something which doesn't exist...

Yes, I deployed yesterday a new Release on my Full-Stack Developer Jobs Board, where I introduce a Freemium Model for Job Posts charging some money for a feature which don't exist.

I'm a Scammer and btw a crazy one, which posts this here in public?

Well, a bit crazy I must be to be a Maker / IndieHacker... but that's another story.

The point is that I learned a lot on IH and on the great Maker Community page MakerLog and related sites and even in a day job as leader of software teams doing software for the telecom industry, and that is:

Check the market First before implementing features I think they must be precious for my future or existing customers.

So... My Freemium Model has two Packages, the Free one, which has the same features as the actual implementation can handle. And then the new, Pro Package, which is paid, which offers extra features like showing company logo, featured listing (on top for x days), etc.

Some of these Pro-Perks have to be implemented first. Some are straightforward ones like showing logo and not so simple ones, like time-based featuring.

So I decided not to implement them as part of it I can apply very fast, as soon I have a first paying customer and others I can handle first manually until it is implemented.

The same decision I did about payment. I could implement full payment flow etc. right now or, as I did, wait with that and handle it manually for first customers sending Strip invoices.

Now I hope very much that soon I have a bit of controlled stress to implement all these features :-)

Wanna stress me? Or looking for a Full-Stack Developer Job or wanna build your free Online Resume as Developer Candidate?

UPDATED: Paid features are now all implemented, with package handling, featured listing, show up company logo etc.
Time To Submit your Open Developer Job Position and showing up to >7000 unique visitors/month



Top comments (3)

golangch profile image
Stefan Wuthrich

Sometimes yes, but it's also much times about understanding full stack, not developing full stack. I see a lot BE guys without a clue of FE needs and vice versa. There is full stack understanding really helpful, even if you delegate

moonpatroller profile image

Please proofread this article.

golangch profile image
Stefan Wuthrich

I did, with the help of Grammarly. I hope it's better now ;-)
Some comment... My English is really far from good and that was the reasons, that for many years I did not do a blog post in English.
But I have learned, that it's probably better to post something on the internet with a +/- good content, but not so good English then, what happens today much too much, native English and bullshit content.
But I promise, that from now on I will at least use the help of Grammarly :-)