* The Business of Software

A former community discussing the business of software, from the smallest shareware operation to Microsoft. A part of Joel on Software.

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Moderators:

Andy Brice
Successful Software

Doug Nebeker ("Doug")

Jonathan Matthews
Creator of DeepTrawl, CloudTrawl, and LeapDoc

Nicholas Hebb
BreezeTree Software

Bob Walsh
host, Startup Success Podcast author of The Web Startup Success Guide and Micro-ISV: From Vision To Reality

Patrick McKenzie
Bingo Card Creator

 
Paypal - No Seller Protection for Digital Products Mark Nemtsas (25 comments)
how much to expect to pay for ads? victor a.k.a. python for ever (3)
How much should I charge old customers for a new version? Jov (11)
Feedback on product and product website Sven (5)
Explain Twitter and win a $250 Amazon gift voucher Dave Collins (12)
Do You Develop for Mobile Devices? Ryan Smyth (16)
How to monetize (sic) a text/SMS service? Pete C (5)
Payment Processor - help Dev S (5)
Small utility for checking Twitter Javier (3)
Help me to Safe Domain Names MCoder (6)
B2B desktop software pricing ceiling Jonathan Matthews (14)
RAR, ZIP, EXE or...? What are Your Shipping Options? MCoder (26)
How long until first contact? John McAleely (10)
How to sell to Iran? Antony (34)
Feasibility of being an anonymous ISV Cant say (36)
We need an iPhone dev section here on JOS? Anonymouse (12)
Software Translation Website Photo Gallery Guy (6)
Starting on a shoestring, but where to begin? WayneM. (23)
someone here in the music/mp3 niche ? my (9)
How about a shorter trial period? Dima (7)
Approached by Chinese distributor, scam or an opportunity? Ari Telias (9)
Partnership offered Anthonyb (19)
lifePartition to-list needs feedback Andrés Proaño (8)
Anyone ever increased price from $35 to $70? What happened? Anonymouse (20)
Good business Idea ? Omar Mefire (9)
Somebody wants to market/sell my software KPMoore (5)
Asking for an email increased our sales! Mark McLaren (11)
I am a lousy programmer, why people around say the contraty... Johny, the slow (14)
Are You Adding Social Media to Your Apps? gengstrand (5)
Tax Deduction for License Donations Trevor McCoy (4)
Demo Data Stray__Cat (3)
Long registration key Bill Conniff (9)
VPS for non-admins? Nicholas Hebb (19)
Whats up with seven page resumes Jonathan Beerhalter (31)
Anyone done any automation with Lulu.com? Drew Kime (1)
What was your worst month of the last 12 months? Quinn (4)
Recommended Payment processing method anton (3)
Converting academic registrations? Joannes Vermorel - Lokad Forecasting (8)
Revenue Models based on Client Revenue BlueSkies (5)
Membership system that integrates with RegNow? Edwin (0)
Website design estimates Jim Jones (9)
Which certificate is hot in job market for fresh grad? Yue Han (9)
Free copy of “MicroISV sites that Sell“ and free webinar! Dave Collins (6)
Yahoo Search Marketing fraud BillyM (3)
What's that for-pay software business forum? Anonymoose (2)
Looking for feedback on my new product video Jay Cincotta (12)
is Delphi still a good shot ? Omar Mefire (11)
A lot Google adwords traffic coming from India Sanjay Sethi (12)
Time and Expense Tracking Application Rosekelin (6)
Ideas to Concept, How? Hitesh Patel (3)
Do you follow any specific development process? Jordi Cabot (15)
Duplicate Content Penalty - Myth or Reality? MCoder (19)
Looking for excellent autoresponder content examples Mosh (1)
Some people are just wired for it Anonymoose (10)
Anyone tried making iPhone games with Torque Game Builder? Anonymouse (7)
Help on New Site Mauricio - Pleke (7)
SEO Question on Conflicting Keywords Stormy (5)
Do Java developers reference all components of a big project? yow (6)
Decision / information documentation tool James Starkovich (11)
Fastspring Bill Conniff (4)
Complex Pricing/Licensing Question Antony (4)
Selective linking Andy Brice (3)
MicroCars sales figures: now on the website Martin C. (27)
Might be of interest Colin (6)
SEO: Multiple domains for one website? Jov (7)
Struck by the mighty hand of Google Phil (16)
Warning: Delphi virus Win32:Induc.A Video (14)
Disappointed that Fog Creek is using 99 Designs John Malone (37)
New Dev Computer ian drake (3)
Any special opportunities with mobile web development? walter byrd (4)
Any thoughts on getting contracts with the Federal Government? walter byrd (12)
Does anyone know a way to get ISO9001 without doing anything? Martin Brown (10)
Check your BuyNow pages on Plimus! Vitaly (1)
Approached by competitor Doug (25)
Payoneer drives me crazy!!! Alexander German (3)
Looking for feedback on The Screencasting Handbook.com Ian Ozsvald (2)
per server vs. royalty-free distribution prices? yow (6)
Would you pay for ASP.NET like control for PHP? Juan Emilio Gabito (6)
Demand for ecommerce + online accounting? walter byrd (5)
Looking for a startup idea? here's some areas to investigate Mark Dochstader (2)
Key generation mechanism augfywrvikgta@mailinator.com (9)
Looking to drop webex, switch to gotomeeting? marketeer (7)
website that won't make money... Patrick From An IBank (9)
which application has the must profitable plug-in market ? my (20)
Bar Camp ! Attilah (6)
Resource for running a QA Team Josh Moore (4)
Sales Tax Confusion Joel Marcey (11)
Adwords Question -- Phrase Matching George McFly (5)
Bad Boss ! Attilah (15)
Articles on how to create good banner ad images ? Sam H (9)
False positives Ralph R (8)
Same SaaS but distinct verticals, distinct pricing too? Joannes Vermorel - Lokad Forecasting (4)
Protecting my business Ibrahim Fahad Arzoo (6)
An update on Stucko Dr.Albert James (PHD) (11)
Project For Sale - Gmail Extractor A.J. Pantoja (6)
Will Code generators replace Developers ? Attilah (28)
Recession Triggers the Year of Open Source gengstrand (4)
iPhone as a tool for mISV daily use?  Will it help productivity? Anonymouse (18)
To show or not to show (the list of customers) ? Arcada (20)
Selling Multiple Products vs a Banner Product Stormy (5)
Mind Mapping Software?  Does it work? Anonymouse (17)
Virtual business address worth it? Skipper (17)
Copying a competitor Anonymoose (10)
GNU General Public License v2 question uirescue (17)
deltaasesores.com Mark Nemtsas (4)
DOS Attack from 67.215.65.132 (OpenDNS) Fernando Rodriguez (EasyJob Resume Builder) (6)
SBUA User agent and DOS attack Fernando Rodriguez (EasyJob Resume Builder) (6)
Demos: Flash or YouTube TFish (5)
How to price components? yow (8)
Doing business as an individual Praveen Prakash (24)
Mobile apps Anonymoose (9)
Introducing Mail-In Rebate Promotions for Software Vendors Dan Engel (12)
Product vs. Processs Support - how do you handle it? Bob Walsh (13)
Final website critique webinar - Bob Walsh & Dave Collins Dave Collins (1)
Playing with the price. Javier (4)
Check out my website Please Nick Koranda (6)
Beta testers needed Andrés Proaño (9)
Trial Version Registration? Bill Conniff (4)
If you though your signup page looked good, think again. Anonymouse (7)
Site License Ibrahim Fahad Arzoo (5)
I was interviewed by IBM. What's next? Mosh (8)
this is why spamming should be considered a crime... victor a.k.a. python for ever (13)
Places to list a free web app? Peter Gadzinski of MaxScheduler.com (5)
Recruiting help for a project - experienced vs entry level WannabeTycoon (10)
Roaming / offline CRM system - WinForms app or localhost webapp Moe Sizlak (4)
Need help with Versions & Support KPMoore (3)
Build-a-brand ADoss (4)
Exchange rates sources and taxes Frank Reiff (8)
ratio between non-distribution/distribution price? yow (3)
is there a Free design tool that can work with Adobe PSD Simon Kendall (8)
Visual Studio 2008 worth the upgrade over 2005 version? Anonymouse (10)
Microsoft certification plus work expeience VS Degree Mohsen (4)
A Developer with Neck and Back Pain Stormy (20)
Criticism is needed for the product and site: USB Safely Remove Igor Tkachenko (19)
Adsense Conversions by Country Stormy (9)
Trying to track down an old shareware app Neil D (3)
Feed Back of site/product Easy Categorize (6)
ASP.NET implementation of a license generator?  HELP Anonymouse (3)
Is it a new idea? comunicamo (7)
Suggestions, books or guides on selling in conversation Corey H Maass (12)
Interesting Experience after Interview Arethuza (7)
Has Google gone insane? ian drake (17)
Responding to feature requests Jon Lundberg (12)
How to attach your license, for a Purchase Order (PO)? yow (11)
Online email list recommendation? Phil Wright (1)
Invoicing Period for Subcontractors Ryan Wilson (14)
New software: Should I make a dedicated website? Sylvain Galibert (7)
uISV in home automation? Phineas Gage (18)
Is Selling Software a Green Business? Stormy (8)
Business Insurance Mike Davis (4)
Usability problem of getsatisfaction.com Edwin (11)
What is everyone's opinion of the perpetual sale price? Frank Edwards (17)
How do you handle VAT via Paypal Charles Lee (5)
A month working full time on my business Sam H (23)
Purchasing Upgrade License Workflow NewPersonHere (9)
Weird Work Situation anonymous_jerk_registers_at_last (4)
Apple's App Store and censure Javier (4)
Fastspring sales tax question Bill Conniff (7)
for those who were skeptical about twitter victor a.k.a. python for ever (9)
Gripe about Plimus Tim Haughton (9)
What's the standard "volume discount" curve? yow (25)
Network versions on Windows petar v (5)
Need related info about how is made in US/Europe invoicing. Mario Montoya (1)
Recommend a Freelance Writer Please MCoder (14)
SEO question ZT (6)
I Publish, You Pay MCoder (15)
How to work through a reseller? Dima (16)
How to release early/release often vs making money? Harald (13)
Software testing service launched! [beta] Alex (16)
Is the HTML/AJAX/JavaScript WebApp dead? Scorpio (13)
Reporting Server - a different kind! Reporting Dude (5)
Advice wanted on software protection/licensing Dave Kirby (10)
Really good funnel analytics -- any demand, would you pay? Marcell (7)
question on developer-seat volume licensing yow (4)
what do you think about web GUI for desktop app my (29)
2D-image or 3D-cover? A/B test Vitaly (10)
What Windows Firewall / Antivirus do you recommend for Dev? Anonymouse (15)
Marketing tips for those doing PPC search marketing Dan Engel (2)
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