The Price of Admission to the Marqui Content Management System



As I have been traversing the Marqui Content/Communications Management System as one of their paid to blog, webloggers my thought process has continually drifted back to how effective would this tool be for a small business. Hence the question in the interview yesterday. My initial conclusion is that it would be very effective.

My second thought was how much is it going to cost. I guess most business owners would probably ask that question first. I like to be able to buy a product and own it. I tend to shy away from re-occurring cost it’s easier for me to swallow a one time payment even if it is going to be a big one, in that I know there will be few surprises down the road.

Currently the Marqui CMS pricing is based around a subscription model. Honestly I don’t care for it. The tool is terrific but will it increase my organizations productivity enough to support the subscription fee. Hunting around the Marqui site I was unable to find a pricing model, this has a tendency to make me wonder why. So as a objective paid reviewer of their service I am going to suggest a couple of things.

1. Put pricing on your website
2. If it is as I suspect structured on the features you implement build a table with that pricing broken out.
3. Consider a one time flat rate purchase for the product.
4. Better yet have both models to fit the needs of all business owners.

I realize this may not fit their current business model but from the perspective of a small business owner I think it would help you gain market share in areas that they are not currently penetrating. [Marqui]

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Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.


3 thoughts on “The Price of Admission to the Marqui Content Management System

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  3. Marqui “Pay Bloggers to Blog” update

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