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

Chess set representing blog strategy

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

Letter representing keywords for Atlanta businesses

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

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 Businesses

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. read more