I've been programming for 25 years - about 10 in a job. Last 15 years or so I've been working as an affiliate and running my own magento ecomm site (thats had its day now though).
Being an affiliate, I always used to write small apps to automate my efforts - but also wrote some fairly heavy systems aswell. Typical things like LSI generators, Stat programs, Crawlers, Site generators - desktop based.
I did it for free - yup - you got that - for free. I did this because I just needed the PHP experience.
I am now looking to write software for IM - I don't mind what kind really. I program quite fast, and am getting faster in the above tech I have mentioned. I don't "slack", I contribute ideas - I get the job done. Period.
So how can I "get into" the IM market - a joint venture would be good perhaps?
How can I contact people who need programs doing? I am trying to build a portfolio - so I would do things for a cut or pretty much "nothing" at the moment.
Any thoughts anyone? I am a bit lost.