Did you know that you can give away free software and make money out of it?
How to increase your turnover by selling other services and products to your customers.
Imaging business is not about hardware anymore, you need to be creative to add more value to your customers.
How you do that ? Here come 3 real examples you can use to get started:
Open source software:
What’s the business model of distributing open source software for free?
What kind of open source software is available for free?
Here is a list of software that we use in our company and simply do the job.
1 – CRM software : VTiger
It’s a big database where you have all your customers and Leads contact details, tracking information about visits and many other things.
The VTiguer software it’s open source and free to use. Setting it up needs some tekkie skills, so you better get someone smart to set it up.
2- Web manager: CMS Made symple
We manage all our websites from there and it works fine. When you install it, make sure that all pluggings match the last software version. It also requires some skill to set it up.
it’s also opensource and has lots users, templates and pluggings
3 – Email / Gmail
Yes, you can manager your company e-mails through Google / Gmail platform. You need to allow Google to manage emails though your domain ( like micompany.com ) It’s reliable because its run by Google, it’s low cost and it also requires some tricky IT knowledge so you IT team can supply this service to your customers and of course, charge for it.
Email productivity tricks: There are a bunch of rules, filters and tricks you can set or you can also train your customer employees to set, to be more effective and efficient at work.
If you like it, share it !