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Build Your SaaS

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Interested in building your own SaaS company? Follow the journey of Transistor.fm as they bootstrap a podcast hosting startup.

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How should we price our SaaS?

We're hoping to launch Transistor officially in July 2018.

And that means we need to figure out a pricing strategy. What types of tiers and plans should we offer?

SaaS pricing examples:

Patrick Campbell, from Price Intelligently, says there are three aspects of a pricing strategy:

  1. Positioning: who are the right customers for your product? How will you target and attract them?
  2. Packaging: what features are included in each tier? What value does each type of customer want from your product?
  3. Pricing: putting a price on your tiers that reflects the value your customer receives.

Where did we get stuck? Jon and I started by looking at who had signed up for early access to Transistor:

  • Hobbyists – podcasting for fun, two people talking, no advertising.
  • Prosumers – side-project podcasting, may have a bit of income, want to go pro.
  • Solopreneurs – solo founders building smaller tech products. 
  • Small tech teams – teams of 3-10 people building larger software products.
  • Bigger brands / enterprise companies.

This list brought up a question: how do we define our target customer? Is "podcast hosting and analytics for professionals" too broad?

Here's our homework for this week: we're going to let this simmer, we're going to talk to smart people about pricing, and we're going to come back to this next week.

Question of the week:

Tweet to @jon and @mijustin and let us know: how should we price our SaaS?

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