Recently, we stumbled upon this site that left us stumped. It proved the fact that an out-of-the-box business model can lead to a unique service that is bound to be all but a hit.
GiveAwayOfTheDay.com – is a site that gives away free downloads. Well, we do that too! But this site actually gives away licensed software. Yes, proper, licensed, original software that you would ordinarily have to spend on if you don’t support the institution of piracy.
Now before you go thinking that there is some spam or ads or missionary angle involved here, come back and have a look at the business model we so loved.
Every day the site nominates one ‘Giveaway’ title that can be downloaded for 24 hours, or more (as per the wishes of the software publisher). The software will be absolutely free. Not a trial, not a limited version – but a registered and legal version of the software will be free for the visitors of the site, as good as a full purchase.
The catch for the publishers here is that users can then write reviews of the software and they will be available on the website, for people to see. Other software from the published will also be advertised. Both reviews and the information on the product line will remain active even when the Giveaway period is over. The information about Giveaway of the day and the reviews written by the people would also be included in the newsletter of the website, thus acting as a medium of advertisement.
When we checked out the collection of software that had been provided by the site till now, we saw that every now and then, a gem is available for free. As long as free candies rule, keep a tab on this site.