TMG-L Archives

Archiver > TMG > 2002-04 > 1018470141

From: "Lee Tumbleson" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Pocket Genealogist
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 13:22:21 -0700
In-Reply-To: <BA128AC46C10CA46A42E5A5D5B59C6D876E2A8@riddler.RH2.COM>

Nope, I never mentioned anything about only working 40 hours per week.
I was simply using a conventional year's work as a basis for the $50k.
Thus, providing income commensurate with the 60-80 hours a week, in
excess of $100k per year.


-----Original Message-----
From: Walt Flory [mailto:]
Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2002 3:34 PM
Subject: RE: [TMG] Pocket Genealogist


I think you are looking at the wrong business for sure if you are
to work 40 hour weeks.

I can't imagine that 3,000 to 4,000 hours of a small business computer
developer's full time output is really two year's work. One to one and a

half years I would bet, unless Kevin is doing his development on nights

Walt Flory

At 12:35 PM 4/9/02 -0700, Lee Tumbleson wrote:
>OK, first off, I neglected to read your signature, I didn't realize
>you were the author of the Pocket Genealogist. Even so, the economic
>returns on your product are questionable. Assuming that you wish to
>make a decent living, let's assume that a year of your time is worth at
>least $50k.
>Assuming that you sell 2 times as many copies of the Basic as you do
>Advanced. You have invested 2 years, or $100k. So, 100,000/(2*20 +
>35)= 1300. You need to sell 1300 Advanced and 2600 Basic to meet this
>income level. However, that is Gross income, not NET. Let's take a
>a simple 25% for taxes and other costs (it's probably more). That's
>nearly 1700 Advanced and 3300 Basic, or 5,000 users of this software.
>And, you have two years invested in the GenBridge portion, how much
>invested in the rest of the product?
>Is the market for this software really that big? Maybe I should get
>into this business... :)
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Kevin R. Phillips [mailto:]
>Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2002 11:18 AM
>Subject: RE: [TMG] Pocket Genealogist
>I already responded to Lee but thought I'd put it out to the list as
>It's not a typo, 3000-4000 hours is a pretty close guess. At times I
>wish I kept track of the number of hours invested but probably really
>don't want to know!
>The "Basic" version of Pocket Genealogist costs $20. The "Advanced"
>version is $35. The "Advanced" version is the one that has direct
>Legacy Family Tree import and soon to have TMG. This will also be the
>version that will allow for Data Entry. (Make sure you read this as
>WILL, it's doesn't have data entry yet, except for "Research Notes")
>All current "Advanced" users will get the data entry version as a free
>upgrade when it is available.
>To find out more, visit

==== TMG Mailing List ====

This thread: