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SAAS Journey

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Wolfberg, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. Wolfberg

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    Hello...

    I've been around BHW for quite a while now, though I only created my account a few months back, and I have decided it's time to share my journey and plans with you guys. I have read a lot online and done a lot of research over my time to try and discover what method I would like to invest my time/money into and decided that an idea I have been sitting on for a while is best suited for me.

    I have a very small and limited budget so a lot of what I will be doing is by myself and trying to learn as I go along. I am quite knowledgeable on certain aspects of IM so I will use this to my advantage, and learn what I do not know.

    So, I have found a good niche service that I can offer online for free, and there will also be the opportunity for a paid service also. I don't want to give-away the specific idea just yet but it is related to security...

    There is a high demand for this service, and from my research I can see that only a couple of websites offer this. And they are pretty terrible to be honest. So I plan to basically go 100% better and offer the better service and hopefully drive more people my way.

    STEPS

    - Design Website
    - Commit To A Marketing Strategy
    - Test Website And Service
    - Release

    Once I have the website in a workable state, I will update this thread with a link so that you folks can check it out and let me know what you think. I will keep updating this also as I move steadily along with the project. I am very open minded and sometimes lose concentration on one thing, so apologies if I get slowed down ;) But reading through a lot of advice and info on different threads, I think the main thing to keep in mind when trying to make money, is consistency and dedication to one method. I do have other things on the side that I have built recently to help me provide an income to fund this, but they are slowly growing so as of yet, I am funding with the little investment I have, and the biggest one TIME. No excuses people, you get out what you put in. :)

    Sorry if I have blagged this post a bit... But I just want to share my current thoughts on this particular journey. I always believed that it was very difficult to find a niche but my patience has paid off ;) Good luck in your adventures also :p
     
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    What's SAAS?
     
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    Interesting. Subscribing to your thread
     
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  4. Wolfberg

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    Software As A Service :)
     
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  7. Wolfberg

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    Update #1

    Hello Again...

    Since my first post in this journey, a few days back, I have come quite far in terms of what I feel I want to do with my website and how to approach it. Originally I was going to run the web app as a standalone service and users could use it for free, with no need for an account. My original idea was to monetize the website and create income streams without having to charge a fee.
    HOWEVER...
    I have come to the conclusion that there is no need to do this.... Why?
    The SAAS will be a "freemium" product, therefore users can still use the service for free, but if they opt for a small fee, they gain access to extra services and capabilities.

    What Have I Done?
    • Designed a landing page to opt-in for the pre release beta. (will post link in next update)
    • Began designing/developing the initial app. Once again, no signup required! :D
    • Layed out integration for premium features

    It may not seem like much just yet, but something like this takes time and careful planning because one mistake can cost me big time! I am trying my best to offer users a great service whilst filling in many of the blanks in my apps niche. It is a very well known niche, but one that can prove to be successful once it hits the ground. I have been carrying on my research as i go along, and tbh, a lot of what is going to be on offer will help a lot of people out on this forum in one way or another!! I'm excited about this and I hope many of you use my service in the future.

    Once I have finalized my landing page, I will update this thread with a link and you can have a look at what to expect. I am also planning to give BHW members the first look and for those that have a genuine interest as I go along, I will provide you with upgraded features as a way to say thank you!

    Remember, Build It And They Will Come!
     
  8. MikeFenton

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    Awesome! Wish you all the best in your journey! Keep us posted :)
     
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    Interesting. Subscribing to your thread,Nice I see. Goodluck on your journey
     
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  10. Wolfberg

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    UPDATE #1.1

    This is not a formal update but I feel I missed something off the one I posted earlier.

    I forgot to mention why I have decided to make the service 'freemium'. Simply, if I was to monetize the website, and/or create other income streams and not charge for anything at all, I feel this would put my users privacy and security at risk. The whole idea behind this website is to provide a secure channel/s in which users can have access to multiple services whilst remaining satisfied that information is safe. By allowing making the product 'freemium', users are then guaranteed no 3rd party sources have access or capabilities to exploit the product, website or information either directly or indirectly through cookies, etc.

    I hope that makes sense :)