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[URGENT] Need your suggestions.....

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by abhi007, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. abhi007

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    Im working with a friend who is launching a cloud storage product in this forum. They are offering it for an 85% discount to the Black Hat community.

    They also have a great affiliate program that they are soon launching that you will be able to sell the service and earn 100% commission on your sales.

    Im able to offer some free subscriptions to the mods and some VIP members in return for reviews of the product. You will be able to back up up to 3 computers and have your data secured on the cloud.

    Do you guys think this would be of any interest to the BHW community??? i mean cloud storage services on BHW???
     
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    Hmm.. it might appeal to some but i'm not sure it will to everyone. I personally never use these types of services since i don't find it helpful IMO.
     
  3. tints

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    I would get over to the affiliate thread and test the waters atleast
     
  4. abhi007

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    cudnt agree but i still need opinions from BHW members...
     
  5. Nigel Farage

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    Cloud storage isn't enough. You are going to have to improve your marketing. Storing 100 Mbytes on the cloud is one thing, storing 100 Gbytes is something else. Your failure to mention where your service falls on this spectrum indicates you don't know what you've got, and you don't understand the people that might want to use it.

    Second, security concerns. Not real sure I would want to back-up my entire computer, with usernames, passwords, etc... for several hundred accounts, most of which belong to other people, to "just someone" on BHW. Again, you don't appear to know what you've got, who your target audience is, or what you are doing. This further increases security concerns, because in addition to a "what" you are also trying to market a "who".

    Third, reliability. There's not much point in backing up your computer if the cloud storage service is out of business when you need to restore it. As a prospective customer, I would want to know how likely it will be that your business/enterprise is going to be around in a year, 5 years, etc... and what kind of hardware you are running.

    Finally, alternatives. No matter how good you might be, what is the "other guy" doing? It's about me, me, me the customer, not you, you, you the seller. If I find another business that is $1.00 cheaper, +1 more reliable, +1 more secure and appears to be solid and will remain in business years from now, I'm going there. Your viability as a business does not just depend upon how well you interface with me the customer, it also depends upon how that compares with some other Seller.

    85% discount is scary. It says "We're desperate." and "Give us money now, we'll worry about paying our bills later." and also "AMATEURS AT WORK". Either give it away for free, or sell it at fair market price. Grown-ups and professionals don't give a shit about 3 or 4 dollars here or there, we care about how many problems we have either solved or created by doing business with you. Only children and small-minded penny-pinchers that think the road to wealth is paved with pennies (and not gold) care about chump change. A great many of these are straight-up, OCD mentally ill nutcases that do not know they are wing-nuts, and so they get pissed when you tell them so.
     
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