Homesteading for Freelancers

7a0d58870c43323ed595feb7729f1246?s=47 Matthew Bass
November 13, 2010

Homesteading for Freelancers

Matthew Bass 3.36
Adeptware, Inc.
4 talks

Teascript is a Rails-based application that went live in late 2006. It generates and manages academic transcripts through an AJAX-enabled interface. The application was built using the principles outlined in 37 Signals’ book ‘Getting Real’ as well as many of Nathaniel Talbott’s ideas about ‘homesteading,’ building targeted revenue-generating niche web applications. In this talk, Matthew will outline how he used the homesteading mindset to go from an empty Rails project to a fully deployed, usable web application generating passive income on a monthly basis. If you’ve ever been interested in creating your own software product, this talk is for you. Join Matthew for an interesting look at how software developers can leverage their talent to quickly build small, agile services that target specific niches, with the goal of creating passive revenue streams.


Matthew Bass

November 13, 2010


  1. 4.

    “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in

    which you really stop to look fear in the face... Do the thing you think you cannot do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
  2. 7.

    “The old school model of shipping software in a box

    and then waiting a year or two to deliver an update is fading away.” — Getting Real
  3. 18.

    how, again? set some goals stake out some land work,

    work, rest relax... it's only ones and zeros