Profitability Questions


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Is education a profitable niche for a SaaS product?

I'm looking to create a SaaS application that targets educators (teachers and school districts). I am concerned that there isn't much money to made as teachers wouldn't shell out a large sum per...

asked Jul 29 '14 at 14:29
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James Cobb
6 points

2 Votes
1 Answers
720 Views
Can ad revenue sustain this model?

Hello, I'm currently in the planning stages of a simple idea.. It's nothing major, I'm just a student and just want to get my feet wet.. However, as I think more and more about it, I'm more and...

asked Aug 9 '14 at 13:56
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eXtreme
11 points

4 Votes
2 Answers
1.92K Views
Projects you did for fun (without intention of making money), but ended up being widely profitable?

What are some projects you started without the intention of every making any money from them, only to end up generating decent revenue from it?Any examples from your personal experience or other...

asked Mar 11 '14 at 12:24
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Lawrence Hintz
35 points

1 Votes
2 Answers
579 Views
What are some reasons to sell a product below cost?

Lets say my company and another competitor are the only two contenders in a niche for a physical product. And the products are mostly similar (and can't really be altered much to have a big...

asked Mar 5 '14 at 11:16
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Raymond Davenport
30 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
492 Views
research the profit potential of a hobby wood carving business

I am a software developer and i wish to start a side business as a hobby wood carver. What is the best way to go about researching the profit potential of those idea? i was thinking: 1. go on...

asked Sep 26 '13 at 05:23
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Victor
137 points

1 Votes
0 Answers
526 Views
Markup on Computer hardware

We always here how we pay $5 for something that cost $0.20 to make, but what is the average markup on a computer? If I am trying to keep my costs low, and I am going to sell an appliance, what is a...

asked Aug 29 '13 at 02:05
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Jeff
6 points

1 Votes
3 Answers
653 Views
Does a business have to be profitable?

Excluding non-profits, how can a business run without the future intention of making profits? Why would anyone invest in such a business? From the website below, I made the assumption that no...

asked Aug 30 '13 at 00:51
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Nope
8 points

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1 Answers
484 Views
How much profit do investors want to see in a business plan?

OK Here is the situation: I am looking for investors, and have a group interested in my idea, so they have asked to see my business plan. I have nearly completed my business plan, but want to be...

asked Aug 19 '13 at 19:05
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Darkcat Studios
190 points

1 Votes
2 Answers
558 Views
A programmer friend is building my software, how to reimburse?

A programmer friend is building a very simple subscription as a service tool for me. He's calling it an "easy" job (2-3 months build time), and has agreed to work for a % of cash flow (profit)...


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how does a website like youtube make money

Other than small ads that came a couple years later after youtube's first launch and paid videos to be displayed as featured videos how can a site like youtube that has so many expenses profit?...

asked Dec 13 '12 at 20:23
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Yoyilbey
49 points

3 Votes
3 Answers
575 Views
Defer Taxes on Profits in an S-Corporation

Are there any ways to defer taxation on S-Corp profits in a year?

asked Aug 21 '12 at 09:46
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N L
18 points

0 Votes
1 Answers
499 Views
How does dotSub make money? Can I find out if it is profitable?

DotSUB allows anyone to upload videos and provides an interface for subtitling them - to anyone. Looking at the subtitles and their timing of appearance, Khan Academy seems to have crowdsourced...

asked May 24 '12 at 05:02
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Aditya Menon
112 points

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1 Answers
510 Views
When calculating Gross Profit Margin, do you include funds raised

When calculating Gross Profit Margin, do you include the startup funds you raised in your net sales or just the sales you've made For example, should it look like: Net Sales.. ...Plus startup...

asked Jun 2 '12 at 11:14
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Rohit
1 point

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1 Answers
430 Views
Can one have a lower net margin than gross margin?

If gross margin is 100%, is it possible for net margin to be lower: If you keep 100% of the revenue you make, how can you receive less percent of every dollar. Shouldn't gross and net both be 100%

asked Jun 2 '12 at 11:34
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Rohit
1 point

14 Votes
6 Answers
1.38K Views
Software consultants VS Software houses profitability

Let me preface by providing a specific definition of the two types of companies I am interested in. Consultants: Software companies that generally provide their services on an hourly basis to...


14 Votes
6 Answers
998 Views
Profiting from a community-based website WITHOUT advertisments

What are some ways of profiting from a user-driven community-based website? The client base is for programmers, and it promotes getting individuals to come together, work, and showcase their final...

asked Apr 4 '12 at 10:33
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Lance Lafontaine
190 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
575 Views
What should be our commission/expectation if we can help a big company to stop losing money?

Short background: we are 3 developers who formed a small startup for a very niche market. We do mostly programing but recently we started to provide consultancy as well. We've been working with a...

asked Mar 23 '12 at 11:23
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Adhg
250 points

10 Votes
11 Answers
14.1K Views
How is it possible to make a profit off of iPhone apps?

Question: How is it possible to make a profit off of iPhone apps? I ran the math and I don't see how it's possible. What am I missing? What is a successful strategy? Background: Yesterday I...

asked Feb 7 '12 at 04:58
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User1106811
66 points

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1 Answers
528 Views
Evaluating a startup

My question is, what is the best way to evaluate a software startup as a perspective employee from the point of view of viability i.e. economic viability. I am more interested in hints related to...

asked Jan 6 '12 at 07:13
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Jim
21 points

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Inputs on partnership startup

I am planning to work as a partner in a startup along with my friend. Since he is a critical resource so he is taking a major chunk of the equity and holds the decision making power. I being a part...

asked Dec 20 '11 at 16:02
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Jds
3 points