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Selling software I created..?

Discussion in 'General Business' started by Arkserver, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hi,
    SEMrush
    Because i've sold a few blogposts on my blog because I really needed the money at that time google decided to blacklist my site and turned it in to a pr0.

    I deserved that, no doubt about it but now I lose some income so i decided to sell some of my software to people but I don't know how to market it.

    My software used to be open source (well.. it still is..) but i'm planning to make a seperate version that has more functions than the one I give out for free.

    Does anyone know how to sell software the right way? (copyright, licenses etc..)
     
    Arkserver, Dec 9, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. drugoon

    drugoon Guest

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    #2
    You should check regnow and their websites, you will also find a good distribution network for the free version of you app.
     
    drugoon, Dec 9, 2007 IP
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    Arkserver Banned

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    hmm i wanted to sign up but you need to pay to sign up :/
     
    Arkserver, Dec 9, 2007 IP
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    One of the most important things you should do is encrypt it and also make sure it cannot be hacked so that people can freely get it or distribute it. So in other words, you could make it only work for just the one computer.
     
    john269, Dec 15, 2007 IP
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    Feel free to contact me. I am a software developer/seller. Depending on what the program does, I may be able to handle marketing/sales/distribution for you.

    PM me or call me at the phone # on my web site.
     
    bestsoftworks, Dec 15, 2007 IP
  6. Arkserver

    Arkserver Banned

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    It is the first link in my sign :)
    Although i've always been creating free software i could use the extra money for the upcoming holidays. I've had a few people that were interested in donating/sponsering me to continue my projects but I was thinking to develop a seperate package with more functionality than the free versions i offer.
     
    Arkserver, Dec 15, 2007 IP
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    Well ... try setting up a nice website for them, with screenshots, manuals, etc. and start promoting it (AdWords, etc).

    See my site for example: http://www.exosyphen.com
    I also sell software and games.
     
    mrobert, Dec 16, 2007 IP
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    Kwaku Well-Known Member

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    I have sold and I'm selling many software product; you can PM me if you need help .
     
    Kwaku, Dec 16, 2007 IP
  9. Arkserver

    Arkserver Banned

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    Thanks for all your replies. I've had a few interested parties in my software and we were discussing about the terms and contract.

    If all goes well i'll have a partner that sells my software. =)
     
    Arkserver, Dec 25, 2007 IP
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    Or ...

    I have another idea for you .. you can just sell it to one person that makes sales of course of good price .. and you just do the programming.
     
    designbuyers, Jan 10, 2008 IP
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    Arkserver Banned

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    Indeed, good point. I'll look for a partnership with someone that is willing to sell my software for a profit.
     
    Arkserver, Feb 9, 2008 IP