Looking for a Jamroom Developer? Someone to build modules to make your Jamroom site do stuff it doesn't do out of the box? Want to build some custom modules to extend Jamroom but need a developer?
Your in the right place.
Jamroom is a music content management system for Bands. But if your looking for a Jamroom Developer, you probably already know this.
If you would like to know more about Jamroom, look here:
I love working as a Jamroom developer more than working with any other CMS system. My second favorite system is Drupal. Its cool too, but Jamroom is #1 for these reasons:
I am a PROGRMMER, not a graphic designer. So the best way to use me is if you already know what the finished product should look like and how you want it to work.
If you have an image of what the final page will look like, I can make a working copy of it where all the buttons work and it looks EXACTLY like the image you showed me.
I'm fine with programming the CSS to make the layout of the Skins look how you want it to look, But ask me to "Design something cool looking" and I'm stuck. Wrong person.
If you want an AWESOME designer, I recommend Huw Williams of Oinkba.com if you can get him. He's usually pretty busy.
The most effective way of working with clients that I have found is pay by the hour. These are my hourly rates:
I have tried flat rates for the full project before, and in some cases will still do it, but what generally happens is that during the building phase of the project the client changes their mind.
It's normal for a client to change their mind during the build.
So what happens is that mid way through the build what has to be done changes, which means how much it will cost changes and costs have to be re-negotiated.
This becomes a hassle for both of us.
A common practice with Freelance developers when charging a fixed rate is to well over-budget when setting their price.
OR To become uncontactable when they figure out they bid too low for the project.
I've been in the client seat for a few of these and I HATE it. Hire someone to do something, then it doesn't get done and you have to start again.
Working for an hourly rate gets us both around these issues.
With Hourly rate of pay for the work you want done we can start the project faster and move more flexibly in adding features to your modules.
To start a project, I need to know at least what the project is going to be about. So we start with you giving me an outline of the module you want built including as much detail as you can.
I take a look at the details of what you have given me and ask for points of clarification if I don't understand anything.
Once I have a clear idea as to what you want built, I can give you an estimate of how many hours I think it will take me to build.
If your happy with the estimate, I ask for a deposit to be paid into my Paypal account, then I start work.
I'll build your module on my server where you can see it. When the module works like you want it to work and you want the code, you pay the bill and send you the code. Easy.
If I have to work directly on your server, I can do that too, but pre-payment is necessary.
You give me the FTP details to your server and I can build directly into your site for as long as there is a positive balance remaining in your account. I recommend depositing in $500 lots, but if its a big project larger is acceptable too.The point is, guaranteed payment is necessary.
My estimates are just that, estimates. I usually try to incorporate a few extra hours in for changes that might come. But Im getting pretty good now.
Sometimes I'm WAY out. One project I gave an estimate of 10 hours, finished the project in 5 hours and since the customer had budgeted for extra time we just kept on going building all sorts of unrelated stuff for the site. That project ended after billing 64 hours. Then we started the next project together.
Nope. Its was designed for music sites, but the system is awesome and VERY adaptable.
So if you DO need a Jamroom developer, the next step is to contact me and talk about what needs to be done. Send me a mail at info at apicos dot com