How would you like to never worry about having to pay for a virtual tour? Most virtual tour websites require a monthly or yearly subscription to keep a virtual tour online. Over time, the cost of maintaining a virtual tour adds up. CloudPano is now offering Lifetime Access. You pay only once and you’ll be able to host any number of virtual tours on CloudPano, without paying another penny more. Here’s an analysis of CloudPano’s Lifetime Access, including the breakeven point.
There are now dozens of virtual tour websites with similar features. Most of them require a subscription fee to keep your virtual tour online. If you stop paying the subscription, the virtual tour becomes inaccessible. If you created the virtual tour for a client, stopping the virtual tour is usually not a practical option, which means that you or your client end up paying for the virtual tour indefinitely, even if you want to change plans.
CloudPano is turning that concept around and giving its customers the option to pay only once for any number of virtual tours with Lifetime Access. Once you get Lifetime Access, you will be able to host any number of virtual tours for an unlimited time. Here’s a video about the Lifetime Access:
How much is Lifetime Access and is it worth it?
Lifetime Access currently costs a one-time fee of $600. That sounds like a lot, but many virtual tour shooters can recover that cost fairly quickly, and the benefit lasts “forever.” I did an analysis of the breakeven point.
CloudPano has two paid alternatives. One option is for a flat $10 fee per tour, which never expires. Compared to this alternative, the breakeven for Lifetime Access is sixty virtual tours.
CloudPano’s other paid alternative is for $33 per month. Compared to this alternative, the breakeven point is 18 months (in other words, if you’re going to be paying $33 per month for 18 months, you may as well pay for the Lifetime Access). Even if you consider the time cost of money (and assuming a discount rate of 5%), the Lifetime Access would be a better deal after just 1 year and 7 months.
Besides the financial advantage of the Lifetime Access, it frees you to offer to your client a fixed fee for any number of virtual tours. This could make it possible to have retainer agreements for large clients, for example, which would otherwise not be financially viable.
Alternatively, you could charge your client a monthly fee, which lets you create a passive income stream without any additional cost.
How to get Lifetime Access for Free; Affiliate Income
One of the unique benefits of Lifetime Access is that CloudPano lets you become an affiliate who can offer Lifetime Access to colleagues and contacts. For each person who signs up through your link, CloudPano will give you a commission of $200. This means you can get Lifetime Access for free with just three signups. In addition, this creates an affiliate income stream for your business. But please note this is only available if you first get Lifetime Access.
CloudPano said it is currently offering Lifetime Access only for a limited time (the current deadline is August 11, 2019 but that may change). You can sign up for CloudPano Lifetime here. If you sign up with this link, I’ll send you a $100 rebate if and when I receive the payment from CloudPano. Thanks for supporting 360 Rumors at no additional cost to you so I can do more tests and reviews!