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We know a lot of you would benefit from some advanced ocProducts support on occasion, but that it's hard to find/justify the money if your website is not part of a successful business. The community helps, but sometimes only a programmer has the answer.

Of course after making a great product for free the last thing ocProducts can afford is free individual tuition too.

So we've decided that we will trial a referral scheme. If you refer commercial work to us, you'll be given 5% of the value back in support credits to spend with us as you wish.

This is a great way for us to be able to help you out further, and to help you help us.

We're in constant need of projects to pay the bills and to continue innovating. Sometimes it seems like we're "programming Gods", and sometimes businesses can seem inhuman or money-grabbing, but actually we're people who work very hard and make big long-term personal commitments, with big bills to pay. And unlike other lame web design companies we have to compete with on a daily basis, we're always aiming for the stars and taking our community with us.

We really need your support in our mission, but thankfully this time we can help you back in the process!

You can find all about our business offerings from the ocProducts part of this site. You probably know at least one organisation, upstart, trader, or some other contact, who needs a site doing – all you need to do is identify this, and sell them on our services, and send us the details of the referral.

So, time to get started :)? If you strike it big and are able to refer a fairly large development project at 5,328, you'll earn one full days free support. That could be a lot of questions answered, or a simple new addon developed.

The smallprint:
  • It must be a true referral. The entity being referred must not have been considering ocPortal previously. The entity could be your employer, but it can't be your own business.
  • The order must be over 1000 GBP (about $1600 USD).
  • The exact earning calculation is: 1 support credit for each 111 GBP spent with us, rounded down to the nearest support credit.
  • Only work in the initial order will be considered.
  • The project must actually start (i.e. deposit paid or support credits purchased). We reserve the right to reduce awarded credits if the project is cancelled for some reason, as we won't have made the money to pass on.
  • We reserve the right to change these rules at any time, it's not a binding agreement.

We suggest that you are open with whoever you are referring, if they realise you'll get a referral but think you are hiding this, it is likely to reflect poorly on you. Also, of course don't refer work you don't think we could do – e.g. print design work, PR strategy, IT network support. Things like mobile apps are fine.


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  • If so, please let others know about ocPortal whenever you see the opportunity.
  • If my reply is too Vulcan or expressed too much in business-strategy terms, and not particularly personal, I apologise. As a company & project maintainer, time is very limited to me, so usually when I write a reply I try and make it generic advice to all readers. I'm also naturally a joined-up thinker, so I always express my thoughts in combined business and technical terms. I recognise not everyone likes that, don't let my Vulcan-thinking stop you enjoying ocPortal on fun personal projects.
  • If my response can inspire a community tutorial, that's a great way of giving back to the project as a user.
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I neglected to mention that there's something inherently good about referring work – for most projects we do, at least one new feature makes it back into ocPortal. A lot of what ocPortal now is came from commercial projects originally.


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  • If not, please let us know how we can do better (please try and propose any bigger ideas in such a way that they are fundable and scalable).
  • If so, please let others know about ocPortal whenever you see the opportunity.
  • If my reply is too Vulcan or expressed too much in business-strategy terms, and not particularly personal, I apologise. As a company & project maintainer, time is very limited to me, so usually when I write a reply I try and make it generic advice to all readers. I'm also naturally a joined-up thinker, so I always express my thoughts in combined business and technical terms. I recognise not everyone likes that, don't let my Vulcan-thinking stop you enjoying ocPortal on fun personal projects.
  • If my response can inspire a community tutorial, that's a great way of giving back to the project as a user.
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Community saint

Good opportunity for anyone with a big rolodex or a deep address book.

Bob


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