You know, I am getting to the point where I want to do something for myself. After many, many years developing software, I want to develop something where I own the IP.
There are two ways to make money with this sort of thing. One is to try to sell software, for as high a price as you can get away with (and some of the prices paid in the enterprise space are just amazing). However, I am not keen on this. I have been involved in this type of sales process, and I have yet to remove the sour taste it left in my mouth.
I would rather look at developing an online service, and ask people to subscribe to it. Get just 1000 people world-wide to pay $10/month, and you have a reasonable salary. Make that 10,000 and you are talking serious income. In today’s global market, neither figure seems absurd.
So, what to develop? Does anyone have any good ideas? I’d love to hear from you.
What online service would you be willing to pay $10/month for? What about $20/year?