| 4:41 am on Feb 21, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Take the cash, or a percentage of sales (get it in writing). Don't take anything less tangible than that.
The old 'trade the programmer their time in exchange for nothing' is as old as the hills and most folks around here would know better. I'd be embarrassed to offer a programmer something like that. (actually, I did offer a developer that last year but it would've been a hobby site for both of us. And I only did it because I knew them).
| 10:09 am on Feb 21, 2011 (gmt 0)|
i don't think achshar is being offered cash or a percentage or links! he is being asked for that in exchange for some kind of database.
personally i think if you can build the database yourself, as you suggested you could, then do it, this way you have total control, if things go well the value of ads/links will far exceed the start up cost/time of the database.
| 12:20 pm on Mar 11, 2011 (gmt 0)|
topr8: yes you are right, i have to give profit share on return of a database. the deal is that all of the work to keep database uptodate will be done by the other guy, i just have to write the code of the app. thing is his database already has hundreds of entries whereas i have to make it from the scratch but yes i would agree with you, taking the hassle of making the BD is worth the outcome that it can give.
btw sorry for late reply.. :(
| 1:52 pm on Apr 4, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Are you sure he made the database himself? DBs of all sorts of web content are sold for pennies. There are even sites that offer them for free download. For example: DBs full of jokes, witty text messages (SMS), country names, state names, city names, recipes, articles on various topics etc. They all get bought and sold very cheaply. So you need to look into this. There could be a better deal out there. One search query you should consider is "SQL Dump".
| 4:50 pm on Apr 4, 2011 (gmt 0)|
hmm the database seems real.. the guy in question is the founder of example.com and database is example.com's main database..
[edited by: LifeinAsia at 10:08 pm (utc) on Apr 6, 2011]
[edit reason] specifics removed [/edit]
| 10:26 pm on Apr 6, 2011 (gmt 0)|
anyways what i meant was that the database seems to be real as the company is a known one (not to me but some people i know and can trust). The company has a wikipedia page and so does the guy who i am to make a deal with.