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    Productized Service Buildup with Nathan Lee

    On today's episode of The Freelancers' Show, Philip Morgan, Curtis McHale, Jonathan Stark, and Reuven Lerner discuss Productized Service Buildup with Nathan Lee. Nathan is an expert software developer, who has been in the industry for more than 15 years. Tune in and learn about his unique offerings now as freelance developer!

    Freelance Developer

    Nathan has been in various enterprises. He's had a long experience in building software platform from scratch. He recently switched to freelance work offering productized services.

    Productized services are services that he's done in his previous jobs. He has worked within DevOps and with internet of things. He is set to creating classic software solutions.

    Potential Productized Services

    A number of ideas exist for potential productized services. One example is the ability to package a product.

    “There's no other person that does it. Everybody does it differently.” -Nathan Lee

    Nathan saw how many developers don't usually worry about making a repeatable process. There stands a need to build a deployment pipeline to make things easier. Another idea is the migration to another platform.

    Call for Awareness

    Nathan has the expertise to provide a solution. Unfortunately, not a lot of people see the need. What many don't realize is that many of the problems with inconsistent deployment is because someone didn't follow the step.

    As Nathan puts it, each developer has his own process of building—something that he alone complete knows. So whenever there's an issue to be fixed, people often end up calling the developer even during vacation.

    To hear about Productized Service Buildup with Nathan Lee, download and listen to the entire episode.

    If you're short on time, here are the highlights of Productized Service Buildup with Nathan Lee:

    Who is Nathan Lee? (0:38)

    Usual client concerns? (7:42)

    Call for awareness? (9:52)

    Ideal client for batch deployment? (16:00)

    Productized service as a marketable offer? (26:29)

    Valuable resources? (35:20)

    Cost of maintaining status quo? (47:37)

    Picks:

    Philip: having a structured workplace

    Curtis: fast backpacking trips, Dopp Kits

    Jonathan: Satchel & Page Mailbag, reinventing Jonathan Stark Consulting, Value Person Bootcamp

    Nathan: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Just Effing Ship by Amy Hoy

    Reuven: Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix, Thermax Library