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


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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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24 days ago 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.
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27 days ago by base10
How I Made $70,714.20 Self-Publishing a Book About Ruby on Rails - Added March 15, 2017 at 01:31PM
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5 weeks ago 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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5 weeks ago 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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5 weeks ago by dezrtfox
How A Developer Made $70K Self-Publishing a Rails Book:
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6 weeks ago 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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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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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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6 weeks ago 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...
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6 weeks ago 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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6 weeks ago by trisignia
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.

In this post, I'd like to share my process for creating The Complete Guide to Rails Performance (henceforth "the CGRP"), what I'd do differently in the future, and how creating a programming information product radically changed my freelance career.
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6 weeks ago by Chirael
How I Made $70,714.20 Self-Publishing a Book About Ruby on Rails
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