We live in a subscription culture. Once upon a time, the only thing you could subscribe to was your favorite magazine. Now, subscriptions to services like Netflix are commonplace. We also subscribe to Amazon, Itunes, and Spotify. All of which serve to make our lives much easier.
And, this subscription cultures is just as relevant in business. And, that’s got to be good news for your startup. Instead of spending hefty amounts on necessary products, you can now subscribe instead. Though this doesn’t offer you the benefit of ownership, it’s a sacrifice worth making. For a modest monthly fee, you now have access to services which would’ve cost hundreds. To help you get started, we’re going to look at a few of the subscriptions you can’t be without.
A Domain Name
The first subscription you should consider is your domain name. This will form the body of that web address which is so crucial for modern marketing. So, there’s no chance you can go without. For the most part, this is the most modest subscription out there. Often, a deal can be done if you pay for a name over the year. And, as your business website should remain constant, that could be the best way to go. Or, you could opt to pay monthly. Bear in mind, though, that this often costs more. Plus, getting rid of one extra monthly payment has got to a good thing.
But, where do you find a domain subscription? For the most part, a quick online search should lead you to a site which offers the service. As websites are now such big business, you shouldn’t struggle to find a subscription. Bear in mind that it’s worth shopping around for the best deal. Taking a look at reviews may be a good idea before you buy!
Office 365 has long been a staple in offices across the world. Once, businesses would snap this baby up for a hefty price tag. And, you could argue it was worth the money. Now, though, we’re in the lucky position of being able to opt in for a subscription on Office instead. This way, we get to pay a monthly fee for whichever services we would like to receive. Bear in mind that this works best if you’re operating a small company. You have to pay subscription fees for every user, so things could get pricey if you have a large workforce!
Last but by no means least, we have cloud services. In many ways, these are THE big business subscription of the moment. And, it’s easy to see why. For a monthly fee, you can ensure all your files are in one safe place. Plus, this service ensures you can access files from anywhere, making it ideal for remote working. The only issue is, every new company seems to be trying to develop the next best Cloud. To ensure you subscribe to a reliable service, make sure to do your research beforehand.