There are a lot of tools out there that I would like to be using but it's not sustainable with my wage to subscribe to them. If I were to break down the cost of all the tools I would like to be using, including web hosting, it would be something like this (some in AUD$):
- Dropmark Pro - $5/month
- Invision with multiple projects - $15/month
- Proto.io Pro - $24/month
- Web hosting - $20/month
- Adobe - $50/month
- UXPin $20/month
Total = $134/month or $1608/year
It's not a large amount of money if you're earning enough, but I would only use some of these tools every couple of months. In countries where the average wage is much lower, that would be a substantial dough.
I'm not complaining though, rather I'm addressing a problem. Some of these tools are very cheap and probably could be charging more. I do wonder though if there could be someone who would act as an agent to these companies so that the cost would be reduced. I'm no businesswoman but I imagine it would onboard more users, kind of like the social-buying model.
Thoughts? Or is there a company out there that already does this?