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basement
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01/05/16 05:24 PM (3 years ago)

account due for renewal today but I don't see how to renew

I have a discounted membership, but don't see how to renew for that amount - please advise ASAP!
 
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01/05/16 06:44 PM (3 years ago)
you can only renew with these options now

Renew your subscription for $15.00 per month
Renew your subscription for $162.00 per year (10% discount)

more detailed info here:

https://www.buzztouch.com/forum/thread.php?tid=F6ECAF28444A58538F4CF59
 
basement
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01/05/16 07:05 PM (3 years ago)
That's way too much. Over $200 Canadian. A rather large jump from $50.
 
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01/06/16 08:57 AM (3 years ago)
For more information on the changes take a look at this post from David Book:
https://www.buzztouch.com/forum/thread.php?tid=F6ECAF28444A58538F4CF59
 
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01/06/16 12:35 PM (3 years ago)
Basement -

You've been here a while, you get the value, don't you?
 
basement
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01/06/16 01:58 PM (3 years ago)
no. I earn around $300CDN a year from what I have on here.

Now that's eaten up by $150 US here and $100 US with Apple
 
Dusko
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01/07/16 12:13 AM (3 years ago)
>$100 US with Apple

This you have to pay regardless of Buzztouch.

Here is a quick look at what two BT competitors offer:

Seattle Clouds

http://seattleclouds.com/prices.aspx

15 USD -- 1 basic app, one platform, one update per month

iBuildApp

http://ibuildapp.com/pricing.php

15.60 USD per month, one app, 3000 downloads, white label (meaning iBuildApp will not use your app to promote itself)

Buzztouch

https://www.buzztouch.com/pricing/

15 USD per month, up to 50 apps, and each of these 50 apps can be created for both Android and iOS

I remember times when a basic app cost 6 bucks with iBuildApp, now it is 15.

I also remember times when BT was free. Then it was from 30 up to 80 bucks per year, now it is five or two times more expensive. For David Book, the decision was simple: the price will go up or there will be no more money to pay for the servers (plus other expenses an Internet based business has nowadays).

In his last webinar, now a couple of months ago, David said that about two thirds of BT customers were from undeveloped countries, and that they do not pay ANYTHING to BT, while he has to pay taxes, computers, servers, himself and so on. So the price went up and we are facing the consequences.

Each of use here, the BT customers, has to decide whether to

-- leave the apps business,

-- continue with creating apps somewhere else,

-- create apps as professional programmers do, from scratch,

-- continue using BT but try to make more money from it.

So, @basement:

Can you reach out to make Android apps and put ads into them?

Can you invest some additional effort into marketing your current apps -- create a video or two and put them on YouTube, use forum marketing where appropriate and so on?

Can you create a popular app, put ads into it and thus cover the additional cost of BT membership?

Can you start creating apps for someone else -- there are many individuals here that have successfully created a one man shop and even full agencies with employees, in the business of apps creation?
 

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