As you all know, PieceX OSS has been released, and with it comes yet another PieceX Seller Contest with a prize pool of $1,000! Since the last contest was a major success and many of you participated (and won), we believe it’s time to give you a few tips on how to win this year’s Seller Contest.
But before we dive in, let’s talk a little bit about the contest. The contest is divided into 3 categories: Open Source Support, Web, and Mobile.
The way it works is, you list your project on the PieceX platform in one of those categories after the start date and the product that gets the most amount of sales after 3 months, wins!
So without further ado, let’s get into some tips and tricks on how to win the PieceX Seller Contest.
Stay Ahead of The Curve
The earlier the better! The contest starts in March and lasts for 3 months, so the earlier you list your project, the longer time you will have to get sales.
So stay ahead of the curve and list as many projects as early as possible to increase your chances at winning the contest and earning the most.
Join in All Categories
Since there are 3 different brackets, if you have listings in all 3 categories, your chances of winning one of them get significantly higher.
Aside from the exposure and earnings you’ll make with every sale in each separate category, when you join each category you compete in its separate bracket and so if you join all, you compete in 3 different contests.
And who knows? Maybe if you work hard enough, you can win all three!
Study The Trends
Let’s face it, like any industry, the Tech industry has favorites. Sometimes people are all about Mobile Games and other times the craze is all over Web Design Temps. The software industry is ever-changing and barely stays in its place.
That’s why it’s very important that you study the current trends and find out which project is currently most needed and demanded by the market.
This way, you won’t have to put great effort in getting your project out there as its content will already sell itself.
Advertise Your Project
This is the most important part of the process. Like any functional and successful marketplace, PieceX does its part in featuring some products and giving users an algorithm based on their choices and searches.
However, like any marketplace, PieceX’s advertisement stops at that. It is very important that you advertise and market your product using your own means.
You can start by reaching out to your respective audience. For example, if you are offering Open Source Support, then it’s important to spread the word to the developers currently using your Open Source Code and to spread the word in the Open Source Community.
Social Media is also a very strong weapon. If your company has a page on Facebook or a Niche Subreddit, you can always tell people that your Mobile App is up for sale on PieceX.
This way you will get the word out about your product and you will manage to get as many sales as possible.
Don’t wait! The contest is up and this is finally your chance to make use of all the Source Code you spent hours and days developing, make money from it, AND get a reward.
What are you waiting for? The PieceX team believes in you.