Is there ANY money to be made with linux???

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I've been using Linux for around 13yrs and have gathered loads of knowledge over the years.

I feel i could make a good user friendly info product about it but as there's so much free info out already i really wonder if it's a waste of time.

Has anyone tried doing the same thing?
what results did you have.

Your thoughts.
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  • Profile picture of the author doorkicker13
    If you could make some sort of guide that would help people who have never used Linux I think you might have something. I've installed Linux a few times over the past 10 years (including Suse once a few months ago), but I always end up removing it because it get frustrating..
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  • Profile picture of the author halfbakedrew
    I have linux and let me tell you there is no way you could knoe everthing about it. There is no limit to what can be done in linux. But there is alot already out there on it. But yes if you can offer something that is not out already, And if you get it out there the right way then yes I think you can make a few BUCKS. If you need some help with the rewrite or anything ill give a hand.
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    • Profile picture of the author Wechito
      I think you can make money with almost any think if you found your market and make a good product matching its needs.

      I'm also a Linux user and when I first started (many, many years ago) I remember going crazy trying to finda good How-to start guide.

      I know there is a lot of free info out there, but many people will not take the time to make the research themselves. They will pay for a product that solve their problem and saves them time.

      Go to forums (omgili.com9 and try to find what problems people interested in Linux have. If you can make a product solving them, you can make money.
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      • Profile picture of the author mikeroosa
        Of course you can make money with Linux knowledge. Go to the bookstore and you'll see plenty of books on the shelves.

        You could put together some free reports that eventually funnel back to a full report, coaching, membership forum, etc.
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        • Profile picture of the author jacktackett
          Mike is correct - I made a lot of money from the first 5 editions of Que's Special Edition Using Linux. You might want to check out a 'little' company here in Raleigh called Red Hat too .

          I've made a little selling plr on Linux and other open source products as well as writing articles for both online and offline pubs.

          The only thing I regret is not keeping the domain UsingLinux.com - like a dumba$$ I let it expire in the mid 90's.

          Good luck!
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          Originally Posted by mikeroosa View Post

          Of course you can make money with Linux knowledge. Go to the bookstore and you'll see plenty of books on the shelves.

          You could put together some free reports that eventually funnel back to a full report, coaching, membership forum, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Originally Posted by ripley607 View Post

    I feel i could make a good user friendly info product about it
    You know, I have a Linux server and no damn clue how to perform basic maintenance tasks on it anymore. I'm from the `./config; make; make install` school, and this `yum` thing makes no sense to me. All the information out there is bite-sized and designed for gradual consumption. What I need is something that will rapidly and succinctly explain WTF is going on without treating me like a damn moron.

    So yeah, there's a market.
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  • Profile picture of the author stepman77
    Get some profitable info. out of it like exploits etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jake Gray
    Nah, there is no money to be made.

    Linux is open source, well documented. Best part that it's all for free.

    @Caliban,

    Depending on your package manager, it's CentOS.

    CentOS is well documented, so no problems there.

    Jake
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    Originally Posted by ripley607 View Post

    I've been using Linux for around 13yrs and have gathered loads of knowledge over the years.

    I feel i could make a good user friendly info product about it but as there's so much free info out already i really wonder if it's a waste of time.

    Has anyone tried doing the same thing?
    what results did you have.

    Your thoughts.
    Absolutely. A user-friendly linux guide could do well if promoted correctly. Heck, just become active in a handful of "newbie" Windows / security forums and I bet you'd get a decent number of sales from your signature alone.

    For example, my parents aren't the most computer literate people. I'd have to go over and fix a malware / virus issue at least once every few months. Eventually I installed Ubuntu and customized it a bit. Needless to say I haven't had a single security related question in almost a year. It's fantastic. They even like it more than Windows. "It just works."

    There's plenty of people out there looking for "Windows" help. And plenty of people who hate having to be a rocket scientist just to keep their OS running and secure. Ubuntu, for example, is a great alternative. And if you're able to provide them with a newbie-friendly guide I'd bet it would sell.
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    • Profile picture of the author ripley607
      Originally Posted by halfbakedrew View Post

      I have linux and let me tell you there is no way you could knoe everthing about it.
      Well, i didn't say i knew everything about it that would insane :p i wish i did though.

      Originally Posted by TPFLegionaire View Post

      Wow.

      Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

      What I need is something that will rapidly and succinctly explain WTF is going on without treating me like a damn moron.

      So yeah, there's a market.
      Lol :p I think those bearded linux gurus get so lost in their own intelligence they sometimes forget how to communicate with the real world.

      Thanks for the positive replies.
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      • Profile picture of the author RECHARGELIFE
        l recommend taking a look at this version of Linux, very stable, not much memory needed, its no ram hog like windows, very secure & can work along side windows 7 or separate computer from there lam sure ounce you tried it you will find ways to added value to target market like videos, reports and course how to use and benefits of it over the competition is key!

        Hope this helps take a look by clicking the link, look at traffic ranking very low alexis ranking 378 Home - Zorin OS
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