Is there a demand for desktop software with PLR?

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Hi Warriors,
I've been fleshing out a number of software products that I would like to release as PLR in the near future. My question is: do marketers actually want Windows desktop software as opposed to PHP scripts that run on a server? Also, does software still have a higher perceived value compared to an eBook in regards to PLR?

Thanks for your time.
#demand #desktop #plr #software
  • It really depends on how good the software is and how it makes life easier and simpler.

    Moreover, I don't think you should compare an eBook to a Software. It's like comparing a field manual to a working machine. They both serve different purposes!

    If you can create a good software, it would definitely be a hit! I personally use a software that help me in copy pasting. Normally a person has to copy and then go elsewhere to paste - I just copy and the software copies it to it's notepad for me and it gets things done quite fast.

    The WSO of the Year is also a desktop software : http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...l-work-16.html
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  • Profile picture of the author MrFume
    I think you would have better luck with Software As A service (SAS) rather than traditional desktop software - these days a lot of developers are producing member sites that provide software functions - SEO, Customer Relationship systems, Graphics editing, Video editing...my opinion but the packaged software delivery method is getting a bit old hat.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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      Originally Posted by MrFume View Post

      I think you would have better luck with Software As A service (SAS) rather than traditional desktop software - these days a lot of developers are producing member sites that provide software functions - SEO, Customer Relationship systems, Graphics editing, Video editing...my opinion but the packaged software delivery method is getting a bit old hat.
      I hope I am the last person in the world still doing old hat desktop software. It reminds me of Cobol developers being outdated (pre y2k) and how much money they were banking when y2k hit.

      I can only hope.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anthony J Namata
    Not too sure savvy folk would even go the PLR route. It's SO yesterday's news. Never you mind purchase software on PLR. Or am I not "getting" you right?
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    • Originally Posted by Anthony J Namata View Post

      Not too sure savvy folk would even go the PLR route. It's SO yesterday's news. Never you mind purchase software on PLR. Or am I not "getting" you right?
      It all just depends on the software and how well it works. However, you'll come to find that yes, savvy folks won't consider this as much as a software that isn't plr.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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      Originally Posted by Anthony J Namata View Post

      Not too sure savvy folk would even go the PLR route. It's SO yesterday's news. Never you mind purchase software on PLR. Or am I not "getting" you right?
      You would be incorrect. Good software will sell and "savvy" people will be glad to purchase PLR rights to it. I know from experience, do you?
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      • Originally Posted by Thomas Belknap View Post

        Good software will sell and "savvy" people will be glad to purchase PLR rights to it.
        If the software is good and it sells, why giving PLR away? I dont get it.
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        • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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          Originally Posted by Anonymous Affiliate View Post

          If the software is good and it sells, why giving PLR away? I dont get it.
          It depends on how you build your programs. I have a whole line I am developing and because of the way I am developing it allows me to plug "modules" into many different products.

          That means I have my own software programs I sell for personal use and I have programs I can sell with PLR rights.

          It's just another income source, from the same customer, and it doesn't cost me any more development time.

          For the most part, I think people selling PLR to their programs are just tapping into a different market. I don't think we are talking about programs that generate millions of dollars here. Normally just smaller programs that do a specific task.

          I think licensing is a great way to making money. Anything is negotiable. If the software is good enough, the licensing expense could be ongoing which makes for some nice passive income. I'm looking to get into this more myself.

          I think more software developers who don't know how to market should look into these types of licensing arrangements.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim3
    You bet your life we do!

    My PC is full of extremely useful programs that do a multitude of mundane tasks and that don't require an internet connection.
    Of course everything gets checked for malware first, and if you are trying to promote anything like these programs it might help to give folks a link to virustotal so they can scan it first.
    Or even better perhaps get a Windows security certificate for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author questwiz
    Thanks to all who commented. Some very useful advice, both for and again.
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  • I know that free pdfs, ebooks and videos have high conversations. Hope this helps. This isn't my topic of expertise.
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  • Profile picture of the author deekay
    Are you referring to Windows desktop application programs that are standalone or programs that are reliant to the internet?
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