Developer Looking For Work!

in utopian-io •  10 days ago

I owe it to @elear and @utopian-io that since December last year I live almost 100% of my STEEM earnings. Ever since I discovered Steemit, it was my wish to make a living of that, to be free and decide on my own what to do and where to put my focus. Working in a café or just somewhere outside, with my laptop. Honestly, I was dreaming of a different lifestyle, different from what I already knew from working as a freelancer or being employed at an ordinary software/marketing company, following the same rules and patterns everyday.

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In my favorite café...

Utopian eventually made this dream become a reality. Thank you!

After a very stressful year, in private life as well as my job situation at that time, the blockchain, Steemit and Utopian came into my life at the very best moment possible. I was at the bottom and this new world that I've discovered got me back up again. After I met Diego personally, I soon became a Utopian moderator, then the development supervisor and then I stepped back from that position to leave it to someone who can do the job better than me because to me it felt more like a compromise. I enjoyed it for the time being and I think some of the people I recruited are still around and completely committed to Utopian. But it was simply not the right thing for me.

I had my own ideas and I became more of a contributor than a staff member. Although I'm still around in Slack, I'm not really following what's going on anymore. Recently I offered my help with the new Utopian frontend but I was not able to do more than just a few layout improvements. Well, every little bit helps but... anyway.

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In nature...

I just realized now that I'm not able to earn enough money to live from it just by following my own ideas. @the-magic-frog is such an idea and although it generates some money and has the potential to generate much more, it's just part of the idea to give this money back to the community. I earned some decent money for developing it so far, by writing contribution posts but I also realized that my motivation is just to unstable, as well as the Steem price, to rely on that and other contributions as a primary source of income. Others were able to do that and they are earning enough Steem to not really care about its fluctuating price but I am certainly not among those people, maybe not yet. I also had some very nice distraction, that I don't want to miss, not even for all the circulating Steem supply, which made it hard to focus on work as long as you yourself are the only person in charge. Conclusion: I need to change my working situation again. I need to take a step back.

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This is what I see right now... and yes, there's a beer on the left outside of the photo.

Today I sent an application letter to a company where a friend of mine is working. Good working conditions, nice people, great salary. It would probably be a full-time job and STEEM would become my secondary source of income or maybe just a hobby. At the same time I sent an email to 13 companies in my town, asking for work as a freelancer. And now I'm doing the same here on Steemit/Utopian.

Job Request

My name is Markus, 29 years, from Germany. I've been working as a developer for the past 10 years. I'm almost 100% self-taught, not exceptionally good but also not bad. I don't have any special expertise, in terms of degrees or something, but I love UI design and it's implementation. I like to work on rather simple jobs, where I'm completely confident that I can get the job done with ease. That's small and medium sized websites, simple scripts/bots or just improving existing software, fixing bugs, adding small features and what not.

I am not good at working on the same thing for too long. Big projects get boring after two or three weeks and I lose motivation, I become unreliable. For me, a job must be straightforward and assessable for one person. I like to work in teams but.... somehow I don't.

Coming from the PHP world, it took me some time to get familiar with Javascript frontend development. I know how to use Vue.js now and I finally even understood the concept of state management and other things. I think I'll simply leave React behind. And when it comes to simple HTML/CSS... they are my bitches. :D

Money

I hate it... honestly, I hate money. I hate to talk about it. I hate that everything has to be measured in those numbers that don't really represent anything. But actually money is the single reason why I'm sitting here, writing this post. By the way...

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It's dark now...

I would work for free, if that would be an option. Actually I would like to live for free, too. Don't pay for anything and don't take for anything. But I think humanity is not quite there yet.

Back in the early days I took (only) 25 € per hour for development work because I didn't feel confident enough to take more. I was laughed at by some students and for them it was nothing more than a little bit of extra money but they said that for less than 50 € per hour they would never ever even consider to work.

I take those students as a reference now but everything is discussable. I'm not greedy, I just want to pay my rent and health insurance... and have some food and beer in the fridge.

I accept STEEM/SBD, BTC, ETH and EURO.

Conclusion

If you have a simple webdevelopment task, that takes no more than one week to finish, and you can pay a reasonable price, comment here or contact me on discord: mkt#8655

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Dear @mkt, I can understand that more than anyone else :

I would work for free, if that would be an option. Actually I would like to live for free, too. Don't pay for anything and don't take for anything. But I think humanity is not quite there yet.

But as you said, the world is not there yet... But I am confident, in severals generation it will be like this. I am sure. We will all " work " to do only what we love / are good at...

Good luck @mkt in this hard time.

Have you seen the position available at Steemit Inc ?
But I would understand that you want to be free and just work on " one week " / freelance 's project. But since you sent your CV in many different companies...

I hope for your that or the price of steem increase or you get an answer at all the job you send your cv ...

I didn't know you had self taught yourself about developmnent ! I am very impress !!!

Wish you good luck, I am sure you will find something... (look also at the side of steem business man who create bots and others projects).

Good luck !!!

Ps: can't you ask for delegation to the biggest account for the Frog ? We all know how powerful is this " tool " that can even bring school into the steem blockchain...

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Thank you @roxane for those generous words! I asked for delegations at several occasions but I guess it just takes some more time. We now migrated to a bigger server to be able to scale the project more. Next thing will be facebook promotion. And of course.... no matter how my job situation will look like, I will continue to work on this project!

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Hard work is yours
Then success is yours
If love is yours
Then life is yours
If confidence is yours
The the world is yours

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Hard work is yours
Then success is yours
If love is yours
Then life is yours
If confidence is yours
The the world is yours

Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself

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I agree. Well said! :)

@mkt, you could try your hands on DCOMIX. If you can build a Dcomix platform with us using the Steem blockchain, you're the technopath we're looking for... If you're thinking of building a medium sized website, try our contest.

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I'll check it out. Thank you!

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No prob, @mkt. Join Dcomix Discord too.

Good luck! I am sure many will need and use your services! Utopian still has tasks you can complete, so don't hesitate to ask!

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I just realized that I don't feel comfortable with the current codebase. I need some time to get familiar with everything but currently I just need some easy tasks that bring money fast... I'm trying everything to adjust my job situation to get a little bit more stability. I definitely need some fiat based income. But anyway.... THANK YOU for all your support! :)

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Oh and maybe... this kind of posts can be interesting for utopian in general. Job Requests In contrast to Task Request...

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Just noticed the utopian upvote.... holy... Thank you!!!

Best wishes! I've seen your work and how you approach it. Any project of the sort you're seeking would be fortunate to have you.

I hope your search goes well!

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Thank you very much! I'm currently trying everything to get a little bit more financial stability without sacrificing too much flexibility. But it's not easy... :D

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Hard work is yours
Then success is yours
If love is yours
Then life is yours
If confidence is yours
The the world is yours

Resteemed bud, good luck

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Thanks! :)

Keep up good work! Wish you all the best!

We are always looking for developer help at @dporn , but of course you have to be ok with adult related content. We are open-source & currently setting up some bounties for it. Hit us up on our discord if you are interested!

I'm 29 years old too.
I left company and all in blockchain developing work December last year too.
I'm looking for job now too.
Life is too hard.😂
Best wishes!

Love this, love how you're using the platform for these purposes :) Good luck!

I have a couple of ideas I want to shoot at you.

Please contact me on discord chronocrypto.

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Can't find you on discord but you can write me via direct message: @mkt#8655

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Mhh and I can't find you.

chronocrypto#7035

I hear ya man, I'm the same way. Good luck, hope you get some cash coming in soon. I'm currently working 12 hour shifts at a packaging facility to make ends meet until I figure something out. It's only 2 or 3 days a week so I still have a lot of freedom to pursue other stuff.

My best wishes

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Life says never give up.
Believe in yourself god will help.

Money divides the people that's why i also hates money. I am also a developer and i will be happy to work with you. i have knowledge of web design , php software development , android app development.

Life is about creating yourself.Best wishes!

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What is the best way to contact you?

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Best way is to comment here or discord (mkt#8655). Thanks for sharing the post! Very much appreciated! :)

Hard work is yours
Then success is yours
If love is yours
Then life is yours
If confidence is yours
The the world is yours
all the best bro im new on this

Congratulations @mkt!
Your post was mentioned in the Steemit Hit Parade in the following category:

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Excellent post and i'm also freelance with Python language

Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success. Good luck man (y)

If you're good. Find your own way.
It's good to sell/rent your services. But if you want something more than living from cheque to cheque, you need to go independent.
Being independent doens't mean you have to dump work/salary offers.
It means you should dedicate your spare time to work on your own projects.

Ha ha ha. send those 25 euro an hour jobs to me.

Hello there,
I just bumped into you. Great post. I hope you find a good balance for work in life. I draw comics as a hobby and Steemit was a revolution for me. Finally a way to monetize digial content.

Unfortunately no good way to read through them on the site. Most of the time links a wrong (If any...) and the blog part gets you out of the story.
My plan for next year is to try develop a front end for Webcomics on Steemit.

I have no clue how to do that and wouldn't know how much work that represents. I'll get into it slowly. I'm still trying to visualize it all. I might ask some help once I understand more what I'm getting into.

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Hi! @jrej, You gotta join us for our upcoming decentralized webcomics platform. By the way, DCOMIX Coder Contest is giving new developers/coders an opportunity to build a Dcomix platform with Steem blockchain. Please share to everyone. Thanks!
https://steemit.com/fundition-ux45nogjc/@dcomix/dcomix-com-coder-contest

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Wow cool. I'll go check that out. Thanks for mentioning it. ;-)

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No prob. Thanks for your suggestions and for joining the discussion in Dcomix Domain Discord server.

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Sounds interesting. Good luck with that! Of course you can contact me once you have a clear picture in mind and need a developer.

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Thanks for the kind words. Any idea of how much it could cost to build a Steemit front end interface like this?

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Any more details? You mean like busy.org?

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I was thinking something like Dbooks but for comics specifically. I hope to bring over creators currently using sites like Tapastic or Webtoons.

I enjoyed this story. Glad to see you were able to make a decent amount of money on here.

I'm a hobbyist/career switcher and I'm looking to make the jump into working professionally as a developer. Utopian/Steemit has been awesome for building confidence, writing fun tutorials which I can later use as part of a portfolio, and for making some cash on the side.

today is life bro, tomorrow never comes.
enjoy every moment.
i like your way.
keep going.

Hope you get an nice job to do.

And Franziskaner Weissbier is quite good.

Have you tasted the South German beer from the brewery Engel?

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No I haven't but... maybe I will! :D

Dear @mkt there alot of thing often come to my mind which you said above. I'm completely agree with you on a point " Don't take for anything, and don't give for anything". But still we need to make a living and that's why we are here on @steemit

Nice friend, I also love working on the laptop outside.

Best of luck! I think you'll have great success because you work hard.

Life is about creative yourself..!!