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What's the most efficient digital product you know from a business model point of view? (i.e. WinRar)


#1

I’m trying to make a list of products that generate a good amount of money compared:

  1. The simplicity of its design.
  2. The costs to develop and maintain them

For example:

I will be editing the list with everybody suggestions.


#2

How are you determining the cost to develop and maintain each service?


#3

I’m just making an assumption.


#4

Interesting assumptions, Place It is significantly harder then it seems. Did something similar in 2012 that never saw the light of day after 1 or 2 weeks of full time work on it.


#5

Two weeks seem a reasonable cost IMO :wink:

The products I’m looking for are ones that, with the simplest technology and interface possible, are still valuable enough to generate money.


#6

We didn’t launch it, but yes a good learning exercise and we got to re-use a lot of things later on. I’m trying to make a point the simple products often encapsulate a lot of complexity. The skill and time comes from making that complexity simple to users. If you can do that - then you have a successful product.


#7

Yep, totally agree. Even apparently simpler projects can hide high complexity.

What I’m looking for though, is those products that while using simple technology, offer a high enough amount of value for people to pay for them.

Customers don’t care about how difficult it is to create the solution, and often, I find myself and other product builders forget that.


#8

Another great example of the type of product I’m researching about:

https://www.toggl.com/


#9

A couple more products added. “Like” the initial if you find this type of list interesting.