Intermission: More Than Blogging

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(photo courtesy Tony.M on flickr)

So my mom emails me yesterday (yup, she reads my blog too… hi mom), telling me that I haven’t updated this blog in a while. I can’t say I haven’t thought about it because there’s so much I want to tell you all. The thing is I can’t yet.

Why can’t you tell us about what you’re doing?

Because I’m working on a new project that so far has proven to be a success, and it’s not even complete yet. I’ve had 3 people talk about licensing it for 4 different applications. This is the first time I’ve tried a licensing gig, but the idea is obviously good enough to warrant it.

What is it?

Nice try. I’m not going to answer that one fully yet. Here’s a few hints: (1) we’re starting to market to real estate agents first, because that’s where we think it will be most valuable, but most of the proposed licenses aren’t even for that yet, (2) nobody does this (yet), (3) the idea came from my pastor’s wife, back-end coded by Chris Radcliff, and front-end coded by myself.

It also took just a few days to code, and we’re super excited about its possibilities. One last thing to mention is that although there will be a consumer version available, most people probably won’t find it too valuable – which is fine with me. I’ve learned from my good friend Mokund, that selling one time to a big client (B2B) is much better/easier than selling a million times to a small set of clients (B2C).

I’ll share more in the coming days, once we have an API key generator, some authentication, and a payment processor setup for the licensing.

In the meantime, have fun out there. Feel free to let me know what you’re working on too. I always love seeing what people build that’s neat.

Nate Ritter lives in the Pacific Northwest (U.S.), popularized the #hashtag and creates web applications for a living. He also does miles and point hacking to enable cheap travel for his family. More here →

2 Comments on "Intermission: More Than Blogging"

  1. Jed says:

    This made me think of this post.

  2. nate says:

    I’m glad, because making a million dollars with 1000 sales is a good goal to have. I think I’ll try that someday. *snicker*

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