June 15, 2010 § Leave a comment
For my clients – just wanted to put a blog record for the most asked question (how to pay you?) so far:
1. Guideline to Pay Me Using Payoneer:
Or follow the below steps:
- Go to http://www.payoneer.com/
- Click on Load money to card button in the right side
- Load money by email address, type my email address: email@example.com
- The next steps are self-explanatory
After the payment, make sure payoneer has shown you a message like below:
Thank you for loading money onto a Payoneer Prepaid MasterCard. Your request for $AMOUNT_PAID is being processed. We will let you know when the payment is approved. Once approved, the payment (minus any applicable fees) will be loaded to the requested Payoneer card within 2 business days. Both you and the cardholder will be notified by e-mail.
2. Guideline to Pay Me Using MoneyBookers:
- Go to http://www.moneybookers.com
- If you already have an account with moneybookers.com, then Login to your account – OR – Register for one and then Login. It is very simple.
- When you are logged in, please click on “Send Money” button on the top left
- Use my email address where it says “Recipient’s email address”: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The next steps are self-explanatory
Hope this helps. But if you again ask me the same question, I will just paste this link for your perusal so you understand what to do next.-:)
June 11, 2010 § 6 Comments
It’s been quite a few weeks I didn’t write any post in this blog. I know many of my well wishers and clients regularly check this blog for getting updates about me and my works. So yesterday I thought I would share about my latest development concentration.
Depending on the recent project traffic, I chose two fields to concentrate on for this year (or until other better options come to my horizon) – 1) web scraping and 2) Drupal. Beside these, I have been developing some facebook applications upon request since the last week of last month. As a result, now we are supposed to receive a big chunk of facebook projects this month. If that happens, we will probably be engaged to FB development in the next few months. Else, I will be concentrating on the selected fields – Drupal and web scraping.
The reason of choosing web scraping is the huge development demand in the freelance market. Most of the webmasters now-a-days want to fight with their competitors very smarty but without spending lots time and money. For example – a store owner in Florida or NY can not just sit in relax at his desk today, he needs to continuously check who else is selling similar products and what is their rates…is my rate competitive to the market? blah blah blah… So what he needs to do? Either he needs some people to monitor all competitor stores prices or an automated way to know the prices without using people. Web scraping is the solution here. Good scraping tools can easily bring updated results to this store owner’s computer regularly. This is just an example – there are hundreds cases where scraping is the only way to manage business smartly.
I started learning Drupal development in late 2009 to accomplish 2 projects of one of my most important clients. I had to scrape data from another site, create nodes dynamically and then deploy those data under different categories with the capability of SEO friendly URLs plus some management tasks in the backend. Doing all these, I fall in love with Drupal. I did some more projects later beginning of this year and started being professional on this. Now it is giving me good results. My latest Drupal development was for a big real estate site to automate the importing / updating of their properties from some sort of files supplied by agent companies.
That’s all my recent development concentration. Thanks for reading.