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Raise your rates by becoming an influencer

on September 22, 2011

Every time you work on an application you’re showcasing your work. But if you work on a large collaborative project, how can someone see what contributions you made? How do people know that your development talent is better than someone else’s? You can prove your worth by exposing your knowledge and wisdom. The more you’re publicly seen as an expert, the more you become an industry influencer, and as a result you can and will raise your rates.

Please register for my Silicon Valley Code Camp session “How to become an online influencer” on Saturday, October 8th at 3:30pm. Watch the video below for an outline of what you’ll learn. And to get a head start on the class, read my Mashable article, “HOW TO: Jump-Start Your Career by Becoming an Online Influencer.”

Silicon Valley Code Camp is a free event for developer education held at Foothill College. There are more than 200 classes on all types of development, from beginner to expert, and also there will be a career track of sessions as well. The event runs from Oct. 8th to 9th and I’ll be there leading my session on October 8th, but I’ll also be there reporting for Dice. So if you’re coming, please come by and say, “Hello.” Let me point my camera at you and interview you.

The event is completely free, but you must register on the site and pick the classes you want to attend. I look forward to seeing you there.

  1. How to be an influencer on SteveGarfield.tv
  2. How to become an online influencer…The Webinar!
  3. Author’s response to “HOW TO: Jump-Start Your Career by Becoming an Online Influencer”
  4. 5 Techniques to Engage With Influencers
  5. Three simple tricks to getting influencers to pay attention to you

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