The Coder’s Path to Wealth and Independence
Mark Beckner
Apress Media LLC, December 2014

Developers, programmers, technical architects and consultants: You are highly skilled and have deep commitment to your craft as well as the motivation to excel. It’s time to step away from the perceived security of a full-time salaried position, or a marginally successful solo business, and step into a world of freedom, independence and wealth. With your current technical skills, and an open mind, you can rapidly build a highly successful and ethical business—and on your own terms.

The Coder’s Path to Wealth and Independence explains how. Mark Beckner, himself, a highly successful itinerant developer, shows you how to transform yourself from a skilled programmer into a highly creative and effective businessperson leveraging the skills you already have. You will learn to create opportunities where none have existed, create value for yourself and those you work with, substantially increase your income, define your ideals and realize your dreams. By utilizing the unique strategies outlined in The Coder’s Path to Wealth and Independence to build your practice, you will find your path to personal, professional and financial prosperity.

The Coder’s Path to Wealth and Independence will show you how to:

  • Work from wherever you want
  • Use your technical skills to create a high-revenue, highly independent business
  • Learn the skills of the “rainmaker” to acquire new projects and clients
  • Operate under various fee models, allowing you to increase your wealth and your freedom
  • Rapidly create proposals and contracts
  • Manage projects and execute on your goals with greater skill than ever

In short, this book will help you discover a variety of powerful and unique approaches to business that will allow you be highly successful—where, how and whenever you want.

About the Author

Mark Beckner is a technical consultant specializing in business strategy and enterprise application integration. In addition to running his own firm, Inotek Consulting Group, LLC, he advises developers on how to launch their own independent practices.

Beckner has been in the industry for over 16 years, and formed Inotek Consulting Group in 2007. Under his leadership, the firm delivers innovative solutions to large corporations and small businesses, and their projects range in nature from mobile application development to complete integration solutions.

He has authored numerous technical books including BizTalk 2013 Recipes, BizTalk 2013 EDI for Health Care and Microsoft Dynamics CRM API Development, and has spoken at a number of venues, including Microsoft TechEd. His newest book, The Coder’s Path to Wealth and Independence, offers coders a prescriptive guide to leaving the corporate world and launching independent, successful and fulfilling careers.

Beckner, his wife, Sara, and his boys, Ciro and Iyer, live somewhere in the rugged deserts and/or mountains of the American West.