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    Quote Originally Posted by _V_ View Post
    So a job where you have no discernable skills or aptitude, is a job for life and pays around £40K?

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    I thought all new civil service jobs are FTCs to start nowadays?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Blue Plymouth View Post
    Imagine you're a coder but have had enough of IT, the money isn't that important to you anymore but you need to carry on working for another 10 years.

    Is there anything that would pay, say £30-40k pa for which you would be suited without retraining?

    I can't help feeling the choice is stick with the status quo. get a plan b together or just site for a cr@p paying McJob.
    How about............... Instead of working 10 years for GBP 300k total. Why not stay as a contractor and earn the same GBP 300k in 3 years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Blue Plymouth View Post
    Imagine you're a coder but have had enough of IT, the money isn't that important to you anymore but you need to carry on working for another 10 years.

    Is there anything that would pay, say £30-40k pa for which you would be suited without retraining?

    I can't help feeling the choice is stick with the status quo. get a plan b together or just site for a cr@p paying McJob.
    You could go back on the game.
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    I'm setting up a betting farm. It's matched betting on the grid scale.

    I already developed most of the automated betting software. But I need smart manual labour to place the initial bets - screen scraping doesn't work.

    I'm looking for smart undergrads that have compsci and maybe some stats knowledge. But I can teach them the stats- that's the easy bit. There's no intelligence there. Stats is the low hanging fruit of the maths world.

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    [QUOTE=Fronttoback;2408261]I'm setting up a betting farm. It's matched betting on the grid scale.

    I already developed most of the automated betting software. But I need smart manual labour to place the initial bets - screen scraping doesn't work.

    I'm looking for smart undergrads that have compsci and maybe some stats knowledge. But I can teach them the stats- that's the easy bit. There's no intelligence there. Stats is the low hanging fruit of the maths world.[/QUOTE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fronttoback View Post
    screen scraping doesn't work.
    Have you tried SikuliX?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fronttoback View Post
    I'm setting up a betting farm. It's matched betting on the grid scale.

    I already developed most of the automated betting software. But I need smart manual labour to place the initial bets - screen scraping doesn't work.

    I'm looking for smart undergrads that have compsci and maybe some stats knowledge. But I can teach them the stats- that's the easy bit. There's no intelligence there. Stats is the low hanging fruit of the maths world.
    Friend of ours (a single mum) used to do that for a company. It was very attractive to her working from home and with no set hours. I believe she had a degree and career etc. but the kids interrupted it.

    Maybe a good source of staff?
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    Problem with any product based idea is the marketing, getting your product out there even on a modest scale can cost 100K plus, seen a number of betting and stock market apps going nowhere because the dev has not been able to attract a significantly large enough investment.

    Steps for creating a business are fairly straight forward:

    1) Find or develop a product that you get excited about needs to be a new idea to attract attention
    2) Get Angel investors or less likely bank finance to market and sell the product
    3) Get a team together that have skills in selling and marketing on a budget
    4) Export to other countries, bear in mind that you can get charged anything from 5 - 10 K per country to make sure a product meets that specific country product regulations
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
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    Sounds like a sequel to Lock, stock and two smoking barrells.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pip in a Poke View Post
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    Hmm. I'm beginning to suspect that you need to find all the packing the computer came in...

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