Friends, I am truly impressed how people are able to build high quality business / personal apps with glide. Sometimes it feels too good to be true. Touch wood!. I am building an app / service that I think is helpful for people at large and will be able to make a good business for myself and my team. I have some questions.
Why is there a huge price difference between PRO and Business tiers? 19$ vs 199$
Say I develop an idea and then put it out in the market. Can I seamlessly change the tiers? Is intervention from glide personnel required?
- 2a. Up scenario: I am in free tier. People start liking my app ($) and I see it is going to cross 500 rows. Can I select PRO tier at that time? After a few weeks, more and more ($$) people start using my app. Can I select Business tier at that time?
- 2b. Down scenario: I see my app is loosing traction in market and there are fewer than 25K rows. Can I downgrade to PRO from Business? After a few weeks, it has less than 500 rows. Can I downgrade to Free from PRO?
- Need advice on pricing model for my business. I know glide charges per month (recurring). But the idea I am developing, I think most people will pay one time (not recurring). I also feel there will be a steady or growing flow of new customers. Say my service costs 20$ one time. So I will need 120 customers per year to break-even with glide yearly fee of 2400$. My total prospect size is around 1.5 million people per year. There will be other personnel cost, expenses and investments for growing the business which I am guessing are 10 times glide expense.
- 3a. What are certain risk factors with one time pay model?
- 3b. How can I reduce above risks? E.g. Allow access for 2 years and then give customer dump of their data in format they can use for life? So after 2 years customer’s rows will be deleted and transferred.
- 3c. If all customer data is kept forever (say family tree), how will it affect performance for active users?
Please share your knowledge and guidance.