WeTransfer is currently banned in India, what this means for MiDrive Transfer.

WeTransfer is currently banned in India, what this means for MiDrive Transfer.

Tobby

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So I woke up to the news that WeTransfer is currently unavailable for Indian users. Reason isn't still totally clear and I thought this was a hoax but then, I saw an official press release from WeTransfer about the news.

A friend sent a message saying maybe it's an opportunity for MiDrive Transfer (https://transfer.midrive.io) Why that's true, am still kinda clueless how to capitalise on this.

 
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Nice opportunity Tobby! Might be good to share some background on your project for those here not familiar. If you had some Google Ads credit (or could find a voucher) you could bid on the term 'WeTransfer' perhaps to capitlise on some of the traffic?

Try and make a blog post about it on the site, perhaps have a chance of picking up some SEO traffic on people looking it up also. Maybe a page on your site titled "WeTransfer Alternative India", I guess that will be a hot search topic.

Submit MiDrive on here: https://alternativeto.net/software/wetransfer/ and try get some votes. That site already appears on page one for most "alternative to" queries.

 
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Tobby

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Nice opportunity Tobby! Might be good to share some background on your project for those here not familiar. If you had some Google Ads credit (or could find a voucher) you could bid on the term 'WeTransfer' perhaps to capitlise on some of the traffic?

Try and make a blog post about it on the site, perhaps have a chance of picking up some SEO traffic on people looking it up also. Maybe a page on your site titled "WeTransfer Alternative India", I guess that will be a hot search topic.

Submit MiDrive on here: https://alternativeto.net/software/wetransfer/ and try get some votes. That site already appears on page one for most "alternative to" queries.

Thank you so much @Adam. This is really helpful and currently taking steps on this.

 

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MiDrive was already introduced here: https://webwide.io/threads/why-i-created-another-file-transfer-platform-midrive.467/
And topic of/in some other threads.

Regarding the opportunity: I think at first it will be an investment business to onboard and bind new customers.
After this you can convert them into paying customers by providing a pro plan with higher limits or more features and try to convince them to use MiDrive cloud storage.
I still believe that Ads in some way, like carbon add, could be also a way to monetize.

 

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MiDrive was already introduced here: https://webwide.io/threads/why-i-created-another-file-transfer-platform-midrive.467/
And topic of/in some other threads.

Regarding the opportunity: I think at first it will be an investment business to onboard and bind new customers.
After this you can convert them into paying customers by providing a pro plan with higher limits or more features and try to convince them to use MiDrive cloud storage.
I still believe that Ads in some way, like carbon add, could be also a way to monetize.

Thank you @Gummibeer. We actually have some paid features now and have a few customers so that's a plus. The cloud storage feature is becoming more and more important so that's in the works now.
Carbon ads, hmmm. You have suggested this in the past and I think this have a space for exploration. We still have to make sure we have the users we want for this to be viable.

 
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Thank you @Gummibeer. We actually have some paid features now and have a few customers so that's a plus. The cloud storage feature is becoming more and more important so that's in the works now.
Carbon ads, hmmm. You have suggested this in the past and I think this have a space for exploration. We still have to make sure we have the users we want for this to be viable.
Sure, that's why I said that it will be an investment at first.
But as long as ads aren't interruptive or decrease accessibility/readability/... I'm not against them! Primary on a free service.
If you have enough paying customers possibly something like cloudflare, Dropbox ... model could also work. So let business users pay the small private users. Which I'm also a fan of.

And having an open/visible way how you monetize free plan is better than having users assuming that you monetize the data itself. Do you? 😜

 
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