There is an unmet need for developer helpouts

Chris Whitehead put together the simple website where people can share their problems with software:

They can also offer to help out:

To get some traction, but Chris went around LinkedIn and his current contacts and found some people who needed help, and some who could offer it. He quickly found some willing customers.

The problem seems to be that people can get out of their depth, without people to talk to on a sustained basis about their technical challenges. It’s one thing to ask questions on Stack Overflow, but when it comes to designing a new product or building a team from scratch, for example, some advice could come in handy.

While there is plenty of existing competition, including which comes up in a Google search, probably a small consultancy could be built up in this way.

April 22, 2020