Introduction to WaaS
Websites as a Service (WaaS)
What is a WaaS & Why You Need One
A Conversation with Tevye Brown
In this lesson, I had the great pleasure of recording a conversation with one of the pioneers in the WaaS space, Mr. Tevye Brown. We discussed what the WaaS model is and why you should be seriously considering building one (if you haven't already).
If you're new to the idea and would like to learn more about WaaS business model and how it can help you scale your business, please join us on our Facebook group WaaS.PRO Websites as a Service Business Network!
The Benefits of a WaaS
A Conversation with Tevye Brown
In this follow up lesson, Tevye and I recorded a conversation about the 6 benefits of a WaaS.
- Reliability - consistent environment
- Simplicity - central dashboard with common components
- Scalability - have multiple instances of the common components
- Faster Delivery - there is a predefined and automated process for creating sites
- Reduced Time Investment - all the above
- Offering a Productized Service
- Standard offerings
- Standard pricing
- Clear expectations
- Service Level Agreement is clear
- Training is also scalable
- You can offer more value for a lower cost
- Automated sales system
- Less interaction with customer
- Ratio of marketing to tech time (more time working on the business and less in the business)
- Better margins
- Lower support costs
If you’re new to the idea and would like to learn more about WaaS business model and how it can help you scale your business, please join us on our Facebook group WaaS.PRO Websites as a Service Business Network!
A Glimpse Into a WaaS in the Wild
In this video I give you a behind the scenes look into our own WaaS, AutoCareProSites.com. We start the tour at the landing page, I take you from the signup process, all the way to what the user experience is like when they attempt to cancel their service...and I show you EVERY step in between.
If you're not sure how this all works or what this is all about, you'll definitely want to watch this video.
4. Survey Your Audience:
What do people think of your WaaS idea? Is it something that people really need and are willing to pay for? It’s much better to go after something that has a high potential for success and a great way to gauge the quality of your idea.
The key is to get feedback from potential customers to get feedback and understand their perspective better. Doing this early - before you get too far into the planning and execution stages - is essential creating a truly useful WaaS that your audience is going to love. Constructive feedback is a good thing because at this point there’s still time for you to pivot and take the WaaS in the right direction.
Creating a survey is a great way to find out.
If you're not already familiar with Ryan Levesque's ASK Method for using surveys to grow your business, I highly recommend you get your hands on a copy of his book.
In this section, we're going to use my take on Ryan's method to create a survey to find out what your audience thinks of your proposed WaaS idea and get their input about what they'd find most useful.