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Money in daily email reports?

Hi guys, just wondering if there's any money in selling email subscriptions to specialised reports for niche markets?  I intend to target people who are (a) too busy to check data manually every day, and/or (b) can't access that data via websites at work but can receive emails.  These type of people, when I've asked, said they'd love a daily email report, so I think I could be onto something for them.
PSB136 Send private email
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Maybe you need to explain this better? They have time to check their email but not some data?

How would YOU get the data?


Reluctantlyregistered Send private email
Sunday, June 22, 2014
I think he is saying you go and type in say stocks you own or are watching and it sends you a small text email each day with their closing value.

There are probably people that would like this sort of thing. There's already services that do this included with your broker account of course, but he's saying for other data as well.

Maybe the idea is they can specify arbitrary things and he'll write them a custom scraping script and email them what he scrapes, and promise to maintain it for a subscription fee.
Scott Send private email
Sunday, June 22, 2014
I'd say it's definitely a valid business idea, but focus on data that has tight-timeframe monetary value to the customer, and where they have more money than time (ie, willing to pay for something that saves them the time to do it themselves & there's financial value in getting the data as quickly as possible).  For example, Selerity has built a pretty good business around this type of idea - see http://www.seleritycorp.com

Joanna Lees Castro Send private email
Sunday, June 22, 2014

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