We’ve been Real Studio consultants for ten years now. We also belong to the Real Studio Developer Referral Program. We get a fair amount of consulting business from the referrals. It’s probably safe to say that over 50% of our business is a direct result of the Referral Program.
We answer most posts that potential clients add at the Find a Developer Page and while we don’t get an answer from everyone we do talk to quite a few. What amazes me is how few developers are responding to referrals. A potential client told me today:
You were the first (and so far, the only) to reply.
This was a fairly straightforward project that was for a cross-platform app. The client even knows what technologies they want to use. How hard can that be?
The Developer Referral Program cost $495 for 12 months and $295 for 6 months. This isn’t a lot of money (it used to be a lot more when it was bundled with priority support plans) and it can easily be made back on a single project. If you’re looking for Real Studio development work, this is a good way to get into it.
What’s great about the Referral Program is that the people asking for developers already believe they need Real Studio. There’s no selling them on the benefits of Real Studio – they’ve already decided on it! Talk about shooting fish in a barrel.
Anyway, I just thought I’d share this with you. Every Real Studio consultant I know (and I know more than a few) is busy. There is enough work for more Real Studio consultants.