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A new idea about what to do with my I program

I guess its not so much of a new idea, it has been suggested before.

My idea is so sell a 1 user version of my “I” program VERY cheaply.

Its current price is £13

I did think £5 but I could go for £3

Thoughts ?

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  1. MikeL | January 11, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    If you sell at this price will you still offer support? Can
    you still operate selling at this price and come out with
    any income from sales?

  2. Dipsy | January 11, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    Yes I would.
    Well I’m hardly selling any at the moment.

    I’ve been talking to Jiri today and he thinks that the template side (form filling) of I is a unique feature and that the PIM market is saturated. He’s said that before.

    I’ve also been thinking today about setting up a new site as a sub domain of the softtester site, he thinks this is a cheap idea and I should go for a full domain, if I go ahead.

    He doesn’t like the idea of reducing the price but strongly recommends having a free lite version.

    That he gets 40% of his sales from his freeware version. You can get extra exposure from the freeware directories.

    However, I can’t come up with a new name for the I program. Although he did like the idea of having free in the title, but he used lite and not free.

    He went on to say that I’m spending too much time on this and not making any progress and that I should put it to one side and …

    … design some new shareware sites, games site…
    … improve KMF…
    … market KMF on those sites…

    I’ve put all the discussions on where to go with my I program in a new tag in an effort not to repeat my ideas.

    I agree with Jiri that it is taking a long time to come up with an idea to rescue my I program, however I still don’t have a plan / name on how to move forward.

    I can’t see how to progress with it.

  3. MikeL | January 11, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    I’m not sure it’s a good strategy to sell on price. What
    you want is a strategy that earns you income.

    Jiri’s advice is good – move forwards and try to stop
    getting stuck.

    However, if I was you, I wouldn’t move to another
    project if you end up in the same position, i.e. wondering
    what to do.

    My personal view is that the name can wait. Get the
    features and look right first. Things like a website and
    final product name can come later.

  4. Dipsy | January 11, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    Thats the basis for a good idea.

    I can stick with the name.

    I can then change from being a pim to a template system. Make the word processor, weak area of the program, a secondary feature and push the template / form side.

    I need a lot of new templates.

    In addition, I was thinking the other day, theres authors out there who have pad files for slightly different programs. Maybe I could have the I program with a specific template selected and lots of
    pad files and different pages.

    I guess this does open one question. If I’m creating new pages (one for each template) it would be better to have these on a new site. But this means I’d need a new name, but I guess I can get the program working without that…

    Hows that sound.

  5. MikeL | January 13, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    I’d recommend getting the program underway.

    Why is the Word Processor a weakness? Isn’t inclusion of
    a word processor very easy. The other PIMs I’ve seen
    seem to do little but include a standard RTF editor control.

  6. Dipsy | January 13, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    Its really not going to take me long at all (when I do it) to sort the program out.

    The RTF control in dotnet is full of bugs, the main weakness is lack of table support.

  7. MikeL | January 13, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    But if you look at any other PIM how many support

  8. Dipsy | January 13, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    I know a lot do.

    I agree with jiri that the pim market it saturated.

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