I`m considering building a subscription-based web service, a kind of employee assistance program for non-employees. The target market is you all--entrepreneurs, freelancers, and independent contractors. It would feature eLearning and other media (podcasts, articles, etc.) focused on areas that a typical employee would have covered by their employer-provided EAP: Work-life balance, stress management, lifestyle stuff, etc. In addition, you would be able to have email consults with a board certified counselor.
On one hand, as an entrepreneur myself, I think this service could be very helpful. On the other hand, I want to make sure that I`m not just enamored of this idea because it combines my instructional design and mental-health backgrounds.
All general feedback would be most appreciated. Some specific questions to consider:
- Does this idea interest you as a customer? (On a scale of 1-10)
- What would you change about this idea to make it more attractive?
- How much would you (really) pay for such a subscription, if anything?