Over the weekend I created a new project.
Since the beginning of the year, I've installed 7 Ghost sites. During this time, I've noticed a decent number of people here on IH and on Twitter talking about wanting to self-host Ghost for the low cost but complaining that it was too hard to do as non-developers.
There seems to be a market for a simple Ghost installation service. So I created one.
For a one-off $59 fee, you can get a self-hosted Ghost site, which then enables a tiny $5/month hosting fee on DigitalOcean. After a year, your total cost would be $109, compared to $348 on Ghost(Pro).
I just launched installghostforme.com today after planning processes and building the marketing site over the weekend. I'm really excited to be able to help non-developers get a Ghost site quickly, on really cheap hosting.
I'd be really interested to hear if anyone else has created a similar service product. What are the challenges you've faced or wins that you've experienced?