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Is this an example of Canadian humour?
Uhhhh olygirl the kid is 15years of age maybe some have to tel him ther is no market for a english news paper .Or better not enough return on the investmenthttp://www.worksmartontario.gov.on.c...ontentID=2-2-4&
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Old 29.08.2012, 00:34
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I am so dissapointed that there are no English magazine companies here in Zurich. I am very interested in journalism and I cannot work here when I grow up.

I can't find any work for teenagers. I am 15 and I want some work and money in order to build a video game website. In the same topic, there are no web programmers I have found with a resonable price for my age.

All of this makes me so mad.
Each morning, most major British newspapers arrive in Zürich. Most major English language magazines are on the market here always.

Most journalists in Zürich however use their command of English to understand English language reports both in the print-media and on the internet.

And you might contact newspapers back in Canada whether they possibly could use (paid) contributions of a Central Europe correspondent ! That activity may mean your frequently getting to places like Strassburg, Stuttgart, München, Milano, Salzburg, Wien, Bratislava/Pressburg, Praha/Prag and Budapest. So that your Zürich location may be of strategic advantage !
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Old 29.08.2012, 01:03
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Ther was a guy ,he has taken flying lessons at age 15,got his licens for his 16th B.Day. His name:Neil Armstrong
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Where did you find your programmer? How do you know he can deliver? Do you have an adult making contracts on your behalf? What steps are you taking to protect your proposed 3000CHF investment?
He has a website of his resume with also projects he has worked on. I am paying with a down payment, and a finish payment. 1500 for him to start, and 1500 when he finishes.
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Old 29.08.2012, 08:49
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He has a website of his resume with also projects he has worked on. I am paying with a down payment, and a finish payment. 1500 for him to start, and 1500 when he finishes.
Having never met you, it's hard to figure out if:

- you really are 15
- you really paid someone to do what you said
- you really are Canadian

You may be the next Bill Gates,
you might be a nasty troll,
you might be a bored kid
or you may be a lonely soul.

That's life on the internet for ya.

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He has a website of his resume with also projects he has worked on. I am paying with a down payment, and a finish payment. 1500 for him to start, and 1500 when he finishes.
You need to think about these things:

1. What you will do and where you will stand if he takes the 1500CHF and produces nothing.
2. What you will do if he does the work, demands the full payment, but it doesn't meet your expectations.

Assuming he's entirely above board, make sure that you specify very carefully what you want.

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He has a website of his resume with also projects he has worked on. I am paying with a down payment, and a finish payment. 1500 for him to start, and 1500 when he finishes.
Have you looked around or was there something about his work that attracted you?

You would be very surprised what you can get for CHF3,000 these days.

You are a Russian speaker, there are some fantastic Russian and Ukrainian developers out there, maybe take the time to look around before you commit your money?
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Having never met you, it's hard to figure out if:

- you really are 15
- you really paid someone to do what you said
- you really are Canadian

You may be the next Bill Gates,
you might be a nasty troll,
you might be a bored kid
or you may be a lonely soul.

That's life on the internet for ya.
He is a young Russian guy in a hurry
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Old 29.08.2012, 09:20
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Where did you find your programmer? How do you know he can deliver? Do you have an adult making contracts on your behalf? What steps are you taking to protect your proposed 3000CHF investment?
And make sure that it's yours at the end of the contract and you're not signing up to a maintenance contract (no idea if that still happens, but I've seen it in the past).
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Ther was a guy ,he has taken flying lessons at age 15,got his licens for his 16th B.Day. His name:Neil Armstrong
Yeah. And look what happened to him. He's dead now.
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Old 29.08.2012, 09:28
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I have a coder ready to work my project of my video game website. Although I just need to earn for 3000 CHF. I have done a lot of journalism research, and I enjoy writing about video games. My main goals are to do school work, read upon video games and research them, and also work a few jobs in order to reach this amount of money by the beginning of january.

With my video game website, I am planning to have a sponsorship by a video game company. The idea is unique for this video game website. I can predict a great future for the website due to the idea and effort I have put into planning it.

I'm intrigued. How about a little sample/teaser of what we're dealing with here. As an avid gamer myself, I don't have time to try every game on the market (and as we know there's a lot out there good/brilliant/crap etc.).
Lets see your skills of a writer, how bout a quick paragraph about some indy game. Nothing extreme (so we don't steal your work for free), but a quick piece about, anything: Minecraft, or better yet: Slender
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Old 29.08.2012, 13:46
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Seriously?! You have never been idealistic and dreamed of changing the world but only thought about money? When I was 15 was "paying the bills" the least I worried about since this was what parents were good for...
Unfortunately when i was younger day dreaming of changing the world wasnt an option. Paying the bills was a concern!

I think im in opposite land now though!! Happy days LOL
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Old 29.08.2012, 14:19
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Yeah. And look what happened to him. He's dead now.
Just like the other guy who also claimed to have invented the moonwalk.

So are you listening kids? Don't moonwalk.
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Old 29.08.2012, 16:42
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Yeah. And look what happened to him. He's dead now.
Yes, and conspiracy theorists say he wasn't even on the moon actually!
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Old 29.08.2012, 22:20
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Uhhhh olygirl the kid is 15years of age maybe some have to tel him ther is no market for a english news paper .Or better not enough return on the investmenthttp://www.worksmartontario.gov.on.c...ontentID=2-2-4&
First of all, at age 15, the "kid" is a teenager in Secondary School. Second, he has seen in recent years that English also for his non-English speaking school-mates was "de rigueur" in school since th 4th Primary School class. His justified question of course is "why not an English newspaper in Zürich". The real answer is that the market you by error regard as non-existing is served by
- The Times
- Financial Times
- Guardian
- Daily Telegraph
plus some of the scandal mongers

Particularily the Swiss clientele of English language print press does NOT need info about Switzerland, but wants info about Britain and Ireland etc

We have not arrived at "the end of history". There may well be a market for an English-language newspaper published in Zürich
If
- it is able also to get sold in Britain and Ireland and Malta
- it is able to cover interests of people in the whole region
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the new paper may join up with the "Malta Times" to form a
"Malta & Zürich Times = MZT " published/printed simultaneously in Zürich and Malta (Sliema) and having the reporting about Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Czechia and Poland be done in Zürich
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or the new paper may join up with the "Khaleej Times" (Dubai) with the same thing as above

But all such things need a lot of money from some investors

Difficult to find investors ready to invest into new print media ventures
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Have you looked around or was there something about his work that attracted you?

You would be very surprised what you can get for CHF3,000 these days. You don't have to go further than Berlin either.

You are a Russian speaker, there are some fantastic Russian and Ukrainian developers out there, maybe take the time to look around before you commit your money?
Yes, totally second that. I am round the corner, near Denner in Adliswil atm. Pop round with some choc ices and we could vet the developers online over my low latency Cablecom connection. I am often in Adliswil doing "maintenance". Have got lots of space on my server. If your content is really hot, that is all that matters. Stop laughing in the back. This is serious.
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First of all, at age 15, the "kid" is a teenager in Secondary School. Second, he has seen in recent years that English also for his non-English speaking school-mates was "de rigueur" in school since th 4th Primary School class. His justified question of course is "why not an English newspaper in Zürich". The real answer is that the market you by error regard as non-existing is served by
- The Times
- Financial Times
- Guardian
- Daily Telegraph
plus some of the scandal mongers

Particularily the Swiss clientele of English language print press does NOT need info about Switzerland, but wants info about Britain and Ireland etc

We have not arrived at "the end of history". There may well be a market for an English-language newspaper published in Zürich
If
- it is able also to get sold in Britain and Ireland and Malta
- it is able to cover interests of people in the whole region
-----
the new paper may join up with the "Malta Times" to form a
"Malta & Zürich Times = MZT " published/printed simultaneously in Zürich and Malta (Sliema) and having the reporting about Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Czechia and Poland be done in Zürich
-
or the new paper may join up with the "Khaleej Times" (Dubai) with the same thing as above

But all such things need a lot of money from some investors

Difficult to find investors ready to invest into new print media ventures
Ok,Teenage kid In canada not allowed to drink beer,still have to attend school.In switzerland keep mouth shut ,don`t ask question etc.etc. Glad my kids, teenager and otherwiese have growen up in Canada next someone is asking OP for his birthcertificate
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Winding back a bit, I think you should focus on your school & grades at the moment, perhaps starting a blog, with product recommendations in, as onei suggested. This removes the need to earn 3K, and keeps parents and teachers happy.

If the blog takes off, and you find you have time to write the content, getting a website hosted on an old laptop at home using your parents internet connection is easier than you think. There is the offer of a deal with onei, which could be more productive too, and sounds like it might have hosting. A website needs to live, change and grow over many months. If you are working after school to pay some programmer that charges 3K just for a first cut, it is not sustainable longer term with school, etc.
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Just like the other guy who also claimed to have invented the moonwalk.
Cab Calloway?
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