How I Made $70,714.20 Self-Publishing a Book About Ruby on Rails


103 bookmarks. First posted by lucapette march 2017.


How I made $70,714.20 self-publishing a book about Ruby on Rails:
programming  devs  from twitter_favs
5 weeks ago by stringsn88keys
Did I mention how awesome it is to live 30 minutes from a ski lift?In March of 2016, I launched a course called The Complete Guide to Rails Performance. Sinc...
Rails  publishing  business  ruby  writing 
july 2017 by benediktdeicke
Summary: A step-by-step walkthrough of how I made a nearly-full-time income from my Ruby on Rails course in 2016, and how it radically transformed my freelancing career. (7,121 words/35 minutes) via Pocket
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may 2017 by tomconte
by Nate Berkopec ( @nateberkopec ) Vote on HN Summary: A step-by-step walkthrough of how I made a nearly-full-time income from my Ruby on Rails course in 2016,…
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may 2017 by kevinold
In March of 2016, I launched a course called The Complete Guide to Rails Performance. Since then, I have sold just over 500 copies, for gross revenue of $70,714.20 ($1350/week). Although I launched the course in March, I had worked on it for about 4 months. Releasing the course has been a lifechanging event for me. For the first time ever, I made more money over a year from product revenue rather than service revenue. Releasing the course nearly doubled my usual freelancing rate, allowed me to change my lifestyle by moving to a ski resort town in New Mexico, and turned me into something of a minor Thought Leader (tm) in the Ruby on Rails field.
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may 2017 by cmananian
by Nate Berkopec ( @nateberkopec ) 5 points on reddit Summary: A step-by-step walkthrough of how I made a nearly-full-time income from my Ruby on Rails course…
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may 2017 by mattl
Look at the dominant groupthink, and head the opposite way.
Unpopular opinion: everyone who hated this does not understand why Rails succeeded. There seems to be a lot of opportunities here in JavaScript, for example, which is a community with extremely strong groupthink. Who's advocating for simplicity in JavaScript? As far as I can tell right now, no one. The bigger and badder the framework, the better. What about stability in JavaScript? Right now, it's a matter of learning the hot new framework of the month. Someone that wrote about using vanilla, no-framework JavaScript in a practical setting or wrote about simpler, smaller libraries would probably do really well in this climate, I think. Maybe this already exists, I'm not a big follower of the JavaScript blogosphere. Or with programming languages in general, the meme right now is in favor of strongly typed languages - well where's the classic OO, dynamic-typing advocate? Who's reviving Alan Kay or some of the genius of the original Smalltalk? Look at the well-travelled road, and head the opposite way. No subject area in programming can support only a single, correct position. There's always an alternative, and those alternatives need advocates.
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april 2017 by tonyyet
A step-by-step walkthrough of how I made a nearly-full-time income from my Ruby on Rails course in 2016, and how it radically transformed my freelancing career. (7,121 words/35 minutes)



Did I mention how awesome it is to live 30 minutes from a ski lift? In March of 2016, I launched a course called The Complete Guide to Rails Performance. Since then, I have sold just over 500 copies, for gross revenue of $70,714.20 ($1350/week). Although I launched the course in March, I had worked on it for about 4 months. Releasing the course has been a lifechanging event for me. For the first time ever, I made more money over a year from product revenue rather than service revenue. Releasing the course nearly doubled my usual freelancing rate, allowed me to change my lifestyle by moving to a ski resort town in New Mexico, and turned me into something of a minor Thought Leader (tm) in the Ruby on Rails field.
business  publishing  writing  30x500 
april 2017 by base10
How I Made $70,714.20 Self-Publishing a Book About Ruby on Rails - Added March 15, 2017 at 01:31PM
entrepreneurship  infoproduct 
march 2017 by xenocid
How I Made $70,714.20 Self-Publishing a Book About Ruby on Rails
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march 2017 by wschenk
Summary: A step-by-step walkthrough of how I made a nearly-full-time income from my Ruby on Rails course in 2016, and how it radically transformed my freelancing career. (7,121 words/35 minutes)
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march 2017 by pfhawkins
How this dude made money selling a Rails book. Lots of good information on tools and such. Also he discusses how he marketed things.
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march 2017 by dezrtfox
How A Developer Made $70K Self-Publishing a Rails Book:
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march 2017 by ngpestelos
Did I mention how awesome it is to live 30 minutes from a ski lift?In March of 2016, I launched a course called The Complete Guide to Rails Performance. Sinc...
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march 2017 by synergyfactor
by Nate Berkopec ( @nateberkopec ) 2 points on reddit Summary: A step-by-step walkthrough of how I made a nearly-full-time income from my Ruby on Rails course…
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march 2017 by than
Did I mention how awesome it is to live 30 minutes from a ski lift?In March of 2016, I launched a course called The Complete Guide to Rails Performance. Sinc...
march 2017 by martinbalfanz
by Nate Berkopec ( @nateberkopec ) Summary: A step-by-step walkthrough of how I made a nearly-full-time income from my Ruby on Rails course in 2016, and how it…
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march 2017 by peterwhelan
Summary: A step-by-step walkthrough of how I made a nearly-full-time income from my Ruby on Rails course in 2016, and how it radically transformed my freelancing career. (7,121 words/35 minutes)
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march 2017 by euler
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march 2017 by bf4
Summary: A step-by-step walkthrough of how I made a nearly-full-time income from my Ruby on Rails course in 2016, and how it radically transformed my freelancing career. (7,121 words/35 minutes)
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march 2017 by danwin
Did I mention how awesome it is to live 30 minutes from a ski lift?In March of 2016, I launched a course called The Complete Guide to Rails Performance. Sinc...
business  ideas  books  writing  ebookpub  Income  biz 
march 2017 by grinful
A story and recommendations on building an information product (in this case, a book) then publishing, marketing and selling it.
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march 2017 by adamtait
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march 2017 by faabergr
by Nate Berkopec ( @nateberkopec ) Vote on HN Summary: A step-by-step walkthrough of how I made a nearly-full-time income from my Ruby on Rails course in 2016,…
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march 2017 by evanwalsh