Well I could not disagree with your statement more. It seems that common expectations of many people is that software should be free and having being in a position of selling software services for a couple of years, I think that it is easier selling life insurance.
Unfortunately, many a software founder lives in this dream world and once the seed money runs out so does the company run out of business.
There is ongoing maintenance and development of new features on most packages.
The sell once model and being dependent on constantly growing new users base is unstainable especially since ASP of software has been reduced over the years from 100’s of dollars to a submultiple of that.
The subscription-based model is here to stay and the only financially viable business model or variations thereof such as SetApp of which has just opened shop on IOS devices.
2Do/BusyCal & Busy Contacts on the Ropes
then this Qlearly taking on Water
There are so many more in this sinking boat.
So beware of the money one thinks that they may be saving will be spent in the future by getting a new app and spending the time to port your data over to it and learning another set of commands.
I think the subscription model is the fairest system it is a pay-per-use, allows one to get in at low cost, and if you do not need their services anymore then just cancel.
So given that it costs…
These human-produced options cost a bit more, but you’re getting more accuracy with them. You’ll pay about 80 cents to $1.50 per audio minute. However, these transcripts are 99 percent accurate. With most independent contractor podcast transcription services, after you upload your file, you’ll get your transcript within 12 to 36 hours.
So the break-even point using the minimum $0.80/minute is 36 minutes. So if you do Audio editing in excess of 36 minutes a month you are saving money. The files will still need some human editing but this will greatly add productivity to the editor.
I am still doing research to determine how this mindset has developed over the years. I would like to read an argument for a viable business model instead of a subscription service for a Software Development company to use except an ad based model.
I have recently switched to YouTube Premium for 0.50 a day my life is so much better-enjoying content ad-free.
I welcome any rebuttal to my opinion in this rant and I do not want any of my writings to be perceived as against any person because it is strictly an agreement against the business model.