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  1. 1. Let's be a JoomlaTM Entrepreneur Shyam S. Verma
  2. 2. About.me ● Graduate in Information Technology ● Worked with Cadence Design System on Hardware Compiler and Formal Verification ● In 2009, founded Ready Bytes Software Labs ● Leading PayPlans and JoomlaXi products ● My interest includes Open Source, Linux, Web 2.0, Cloud Computing, Web Security, Optimizations
  3. 3. Agenda 1. EcoSystem 2. Market size 3. Starting up 4. Growing 5. Contribute to Joomla
  4. 4. Joomla EcoSystem Stakeholder of Joomla community !!
  5. 5. Joomla EcoSystem ● Open Source ● Joomla is Free as Free-Speech and Free- Food ● It's a community project ● Various participants ○ Volunteers ○ Non - Commercial extension developers ○ Commercial extension and service provider ○ End Users (Commercial and Non-Commercial)
  6. 6. Why in Joomla ? (Legally) ● Joomla is a not-for-profit project ● promotes Open Source licensing ● does not de-motivate commercial activity ● No legal formality required to start a commercial activity with Joomla ● managed by Joomla Leadership Team We must honor Joomla Trademarks Joomla Community Spirit : Don't be Evil
  7. 7. Why in Joomla ? (Developer) 1. Balanced CMS. 2. Easy to use, customize and extend 3. Follow Object Oriented Programming 4. Use latest web-industry trends 5. Lots of high quality themes and extension available
  8. 8. Joomla Market Size Average 1 million downloads/month
  9. 9. CMS searching trends ...
  10. 10. Joomla Industry distribution (for top 1 million websites)
  11. 11. Websites built with Joomla Technology Total % Top % RoW % Total WordPress 49% 43.26% 50.12% 8,411,556 Joomla 12.67% 7.76% 13.63% 2,174,262 Drupal 3.23% 4.01% 3.09% 555,103
  12. 12. Joomla Stats
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  18. 18. Starting all you need is will power, everything else will follow
  19. 19. Find out constraints 1. Time 2. Money 3. Resources 4. Skills
  20. 20. Decide a role ● Website Administrator ● Web Service Provider ● Theme/Template Designers ● Extension Developers ● CMS Developers ● Hosting Providers Keep in mind : You will stick with this role for early days (at least)
  21. 21. Learn by Doing 1. Start learning basics of your role a. Joomla community will help you b. Do small experiments 2. Do some open tasks in Joomla voluntarily a. It will boost the confidence in you b. Its all precious learning you can get freely c. At the same time you are helping Joomla ! project, thats the beauty of Open Source
  22. 22. Building Audience 1. Build a website to showcase your skillset 2. Blogging around your skillset 3. Solve customer problems in support forums 4. Do some charity work 5. Build some free service & products 6. Use social media to share thoughts Please, While doing above task don't SPAM, it will certainly damage your reputation hence business
  23. 23. Providing Services 1. Have clear understanding of requirements 2. Divide project into phases 3. Don't jump across phases frequently 4. Be professional and genuine 5. Don't undercharge or overcharge your customer
  24. 24. Creating Products 1. Scratch your own itch 2. Sell your by-products 3. Good enough is fine 4. Don't burn mid-night oil 5. Focus on core, Ignore fancy stuff
  25. 25. keep growing ... 1. Start a business not a startup 2. Keep yourself profitable 3. Keep learning 4. Be original 5. Hire when it hurts 6. Keep yourself small
  26. 26. Contribute to Joomla !
  27. 27. Like everyone else, I love Joomla. and Its my love story !!
  28. 28. Love @ first sight ● How I met Joomla ? ● Those lovely days ?
  29. 29. Getting Serious
  30. 30. Getting Serious ● During various projects, I developed few small extensions to solve my problems ● Uploaded extensions to JED Got appreciation and extension was mentioned in one of Brian Teeman's blog ● Working for a customer on a social website Felt the work can be used by others
  31. 31. Proposing Joomla !
  32. 32. Proposing Joomla ! ● Isolated the code, converted to component called JomSocial Profile Types (JSPT) ● Officially hosted on JoomlaXi and started to sell it. ● JoomlaXi was demanding. Consuming my whole day, everyday.
  33. 33. Getting Married !!
  34. 34. Getting Married !! ● Founded Ready Bytes Software Labs ● Setup JoomlaXi and PayPlans brand ● Exploring new problems, solutions and great ideas.
  35. 35. Love & Family
  36. 36. Love & Family ● With the time adopted more members ● We are 22 members who all loves Joomla ● 23 published extensions at JED ● Have more than 25,000 happy customers
  37. 37. Future We are simplifying ● eCommerce ● data processing in Joomla, ● professionally ● adopting latest trends ● and great UX
  38. 38. Giving Back ● Helping development in Joomla Platform ● Organizing Joomla Workshop ● Contributing to Locale Joomla ● Helping others on Joomla Support Forum
  39. 39. Don't Forget
  40. 40. Take care for Law of Land 1. Copyright and Trademarks 2. User privacy and Terms & conditions 3. Cyber Security 4. Company laws 5. Accounting 6. Various Taxes 7. Employee & Employee Laws 8. Money Exchange laws
  41. 41. Thank You !!!! Questions ?? Email : shyam@readybytes.in Twitter : ssv445

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