Gilbert Pellegrom

Gilbert Pellegrom

Software Engineer and Web Developer from Scotland

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Selling My First Business (Dev7studios.com)

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Last week I sold my first business. It’s not the first project I’ve sold, but it’s by far the biggest and was my main source of business income for five years. Disclaimer: Yes I sold an internet business and no I am not a millionaire (not even close). It’s amazing to think just how far…

The Dangers of Selling under Non-Disclosure

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Back in the summer I sold one of my small SAAS apps that had around 100 paying customers. After trying a few private channels someone recommended I try selling the app through a broker. I had sold a few apps on Flippa before but nothing of this value and I wanted to see if I…

Watching Our Words

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Apparently your tongue only makes up 0.4% of your total body weight, yet it has the power to crush or empower people around you. I don’t think anyone would argue that our words have a strong impact on those we converse with each day, and yet how long do we take to consider what it…

Pricing is Hard

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Over at Dev7studios we sell WordPress plugins and Web Apps so I’ve had to make decisions on single product pricing as well as SAAS pricing over the years, and none of it has been simple. I think part of the problem with pricing is there is simply so many parametes to consider. What type of…

Selling to a Mass Market

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One of things I discovered after launching the Nivo Slider WordPress Plugin was that the people who bought the plugin were not the people that I had expected to buy the plugin. I imagined that the kind of people that would buy the plugin would be all of the developer types that I follow on…

Bootstrapping a Small Software Business

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I’ve been running a small Web Development company for more than two years now. Dev7studios has been successfully profitable from day one. That may sound great, but that is partly because we are such a small scale company. In fact Dev7studios started as more of an outlet for my development ideas than anything else. I’m…

Nivo Slider: The Story So Far

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I should start this article by explaining the fact that I am not a born and bred entrepreneur. I’m a developer at heart who has literally stumbled upon “success” just as I was beginning to get interested in the whole business side of the web. I’ve been wanting to write this article for a while…

Forget the Recession, Start a Business

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I was interested to hear Lord Alan Sugar’s opinion when asked about the new season of The Apprentice. Talking about the show’s new prize (£250,000 investment rather than a job) he said: The reason for that change is because we looked at the climate at the moment and we wanted to demonstrate that it is…

You Don’t Need a Brilliant Idea to Start a Startup

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In this article Paul Graham states that “you don’t need a brilliant idea to start a startup”. I’ve been thinking about this recently and about how true it is. Yes ok if you have a stunningly original idea then you have a good reason to go forward with it. However don’t be put off if…

Developers, Sell Your Scripts

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Before I even begin saying anything this article is not about encouraging developers to sell their scripts on sites like CodeCanyon (not that there is anything wrong with that). Rather I am going to take you through the process of things I did when creating the Nivo Slider, other than simply creating the script, with…