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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Drip Email Marketing Confusion Elimination Guide

How to be a digital marketer with Drip

Welcome to Atlanta… and Drip Email Marketing!

Whether you’re marketing your own business or building your digital marketing clients, drip email marketing is a must. Not only are your goals crucial, your path to get there and your understanding of your specific customer behaviors are things you just can’t do without.

Becoming a digital marketer is pretty simple, you don’t need a degree, you can train yourself online, and there are countless companies in need of a digital agency or a freelance marketer to build their businesses. However, that doesn’t mean it’s going to be a cakewalk. Even experienced digital marketers need to constantly learn new methods and tools. 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

Starting a Successful SaaS Business

Starting a Successful SaaS

Building a Profitable SaaS

One of the first things we tell people wanting to build a SaaS is that you’re not building software, you’re building a business. Some of the first questions you have to ask yourself are:

  • Can you make any money on this thing? How much?
  • Will anyone buy my great new idea?
  • How much is this thing going to cost me to build? Is it even possible?
  • How do I get the word out about my fancy new product?
  • What about all those pesky business questions like:
    • How many people do we need to make a purchase in order to be cash flow positive?
    • Who is going to answer the phone?
    • Do we need insurance? If so, how much will it cost?
    • What is our monthly operating cost?
    • How do we grow the system?
    • What happens when something goes wrong? How much will that cost?
    • How do we get the word out about this system to the right people?
    • How do we manage new versions?
    • How do we know what our customers are asking for?

    And of course, the biggest questions of them all:

    Are people going to pay for your SaaS, and if so, how much?

    These questions all seem like simple, straight-forward questions that anyone should ask before starting any business. But so often people jump into building software systems without clearly thinking through all of this.

    So, let’s take a look through some of these questions and the lessons to be learned from them, starting with the big ones first. read more

The Best Patient Retention Strategies for Diagnostic Centers

op Strategies for patient retention for an imaging center

Great strategy guides have been created for increasing patient referrals to new and growing diagnostic imaging centers, but much less is written about strategies for diagnostic patient retention

Focusing only on marketing your imaging center to gain new patients may mean failing to nurture existing patients, which can hinder your efforts to build your imaging center’s reputation. And a good reputation is key to gaining new diagnostics patients and growing your imaging center overall.

How to keep radiology patientsPatients who slip through the cracks may suffer negative consequences of disrupted care, while your center loses the rewards of all the hard work that has gone into your outreach and reputation-building efforts. read more