I've been working as a test engineer for more than a decade. My specialization is testing desktop applications using Appium WinAppDriver, Coded UI, and Ms Test using C# .Net.
I am also working on website testing with NUnit, Selenium, and SpecFlow.
I have been developing Android apps for 3 years, before that I developed software for desktop computers. I am very keen listener, capable of understanding a client's requirements and coming up with a suitable solution. I can listen to your situation, and suggest the best way forward into mobile space for your business.
A web-log or "blog" for short is an important means to communicate with your customers.
We can post important updates about company events and products. Product reviews are a good means to give your customers an insight into what you've got for them.
Having a blog attached to your corporate website helps search engines like Google to understand what your website is about and send more visitors your way.
Wordpress offers free content management software (CMS) for this purpose.
Once a blog is setup on your website, or even wordpress.com anybody can keep it updated.
I have been blogging for several years, I know what platforms are out there, and what strategies can work for a business.
Just like any "passive" source of income, building AdSense websites takes a lot of upfront hard work. Just take a look at websites like Huffington Post, and Mashable. Arianna Huffington and Pete Cashmore are making a lot of money these days and everyone's so excited about their stuff not remembering the hard work that went into building the websites in the first place.
They've kept it simple, you don't need to fill up sign up forms and remember your user name. Your GSM SIM card is your identity.
Secondly, they tightly focused on SMS market. Didn't go for multi party video conferencing, screen sharing, and other seemingly cool stuff.
Slowly, patiently, and gradually. Building up a passive income takes a good deal of upfront investment.
I believe LogMeIn is a good software, RealVNC is another option.
I've worked through Odesk and Elance for almost 3 years, for last 9 months I'm working as full time freelancer. A few weeks ago, I found a client who
Git is the latest and coolest software, and SVN is the outdated old one. When you tell SVN that you want to create a new branch of your code to have some fun, it creates a heavy weight dumb carbon copy for you. But Git is intelligent, it won't create a new copy for you instead it will only keep track of the things you're adding/removing/changing with respect to the original sources.
I hope I made the point, for more let's have a telephone call some time :)
The freelancer is on the right track, and they should stick with their own stuff.
If you got the cash, just hire a few professional coders. Try to focus on your core competencies instead.
You may learn basics of coding, as that will help bridging the gap between you and your engineering team.
I'm a professional coder, feel free to get in touch to discuss the details of your project.
Most of the times stand alone publications are made up of biased stuff put together to boost the awesomeness of publisher's products, I believe these cannot bring in a lot of leads.
A blog on the other hand can cover a diverse range of topics, you may put references to your publication and your products inside your blog.
That way, your blog will become more authentic. You can also get others talking about your blog which will eventually bring people to your product catalogue.
You can hire app development freelancers from www.odesk.com and www.elance.com.
I am an app developer myself, and I got profiles on both of these networks, a link is given below:
Please feel free to get in touch to discuss ideas and clarify any confusions, I will be glad to help.
Don't chase "profitable" right off the bat. Teach what you know best. If you're from a developed nation, "profit" can be a hard target.
You'll discover more as you go. Don't invest too much time and money at the beginning as well. Start with simple gear and straight forward techniques.
Online courses are created with the mindset that students learn something useful after watching every video, every section, and every course. Niche courses do better on Udemy I believe, "focus strategies for students" would sell well as compared to 'learning strategies" since the later is vague and doesn't attract a specific audience.