Selling Excel spreadsheets

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  1. Earnings

    Earnings Junior Member

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    I'm thinking of maybe selling excel spreadsheets, anyone here have any experience doing that?

    My question is should I bother protecting them?

    There's licensing solutions out there, but I'm thinking if people want to copy and share it anyway they're is not much I can really do to stop them?

    Please somebody who has done this let me know how you approach it!

    Much appreciation!
     
  2. veboo

    veboo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Your question is lil bit unclear. Please collaborate
     
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    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    no experience in selling, but as far as protection goes:
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    https://www.google.hu/search?q=copy+protect+excel
    http://www.lockxls.com/product.asp
    http://www.xlspadlock.com/
    http://excelcopyprotection.com/
    http://www.matrixlock.de/english/e_excel.htm
     
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    I have seen lots and lots of services selling and giving it away for free. Actually some of the major consultancy firms are giving them away for free. I assume it's to rank for certain terms in Google, so it's an cheap and easy way to get customers.
     
  5. Earnings

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    Sorry if I was unclear, I have a spreadsheet all setup with formulas etc that would be very helpful for people in my niche. I'm thinking of selling this spreadsheet as a product, just wondering to sell it using normal platforms such as as e-junkie or whether to look into extra piracy protection licensing programs to people have to enter their licence number when using it.

    @honeybird

    The problem is many of those sites look quite outdated so I'm not sure which one to go with.

    thanks for quick replies folks!