How to Calculate the Cost to Build a SaaS System

How much does it cost to build a SaaS system

Calculating the Cost to Build a SaaS System: Profit vs. Spend

The potential to earn passive income by building a Software as a Service (SaaS) system is very alluring, but what will you have to put in up front to get there? Determining your cost to build a SaaS can be more complicated than you might think. We’ve built a number of SaaS systems and want to share with you how to estimate your spend on each part of the project, avoid costly mistakes and get the most for your money.

One of the first questions more people with a great idea for a SaaS ask is:

Is building software worth the investment?

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Putting up a SaaS Paywall To Get The Right Customers

You just logged into a new SaaS system and now they want you to enter your credit card JUST TO LOOK AROUND? “That’s ridiculous!” you think to yourself a little bit outraged. “I’m not putting in my credit card just to look at this thing. Why would anyone think that is ok?”

Then we have two different paths that people take. They usually go something like this:

    • This is crazy, I am never going to put in my credit card just to look. Goodbye!
    • Now that I am looking at this thing, it really does solve my problem, and this is a big problem for me. Alright, I’ll bite. Here’s my credit card info.

    What is the value for a new SaaS of these two different groups?

    Disclaimer: This article does NOT apply to all SaaS systems. The bigger the system and the more the system is a platform, not just a single tool, the more this article applies in my experience. read more

8 Steps to Build a Great Blog Strategy

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If You Have a Blog That’s Not Getting You to Your Goals, You Need to Change Your Strategy

For most businesses, a blog is not primarily intended to entertain or inform existing customers, though it sure doesn’t hurt to have content that your current audience will benefit from. Its purpose is most often to bring in new interested parties through increased rank, social media posts, and backlinks.

Do You Have a Blog That’s Not Getting You to Your Goals?meet your business goals with your blog

Most companies these days have a blog, but if your blog isn’t getting you to your goals it’s a waste of time. This short guide will help you determine what your goals for reach your content marketing goals for your business. read more

A Guide to Keywords for Atlanta Businesses

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When Should You Look Into Keywords for Atlanta or Athens Businesses Like Yours?

Answer: Yesterday (at the latest)

map of Atlanta If your business is in Georgia and you’re not thinking about the best keywords for Atlanta or Athens based businesses in your industry then it’s high time to start. Odds are your competitions is already digging up all the industry keywords in Atlanta and the rest of the state that are prime for the picking.

Whether you’re starting to consider looking into SEO, it’s been on your mind for a while, or you have no idea where to start, this guide will help you get started or get on track with fast and easy tips. read more

The Differences Between Developers, Designers, & Digital Marketers

The differences in designers, developers, and digital marketers

The Differences Between Developers, Designers, & Digital Marketers

If you’re building a web project, you need to know who to call to get what done, and what to expect. You wouldn’t call a carpenter to fix your car or a podiatrist to work on your heart, so don’t call a developer to market your goods a designer to plan your database or a marketer to build your project. You may need all the different people though, and here’s how they think, what they do, and how to effectively use them!

A lot of people get these roles confused. They think that because someone can build a website or application, they must know how to market the system, and that is false. This article goes over the characteristics of digital marketers vs. developers & designers and it helps you understand who to hire for which jobs. read more