Imagine you want something that doesn't exist. What do you do? It should be possible to commit to buy something at a price. Market research and product development is expensive, you need a guarantee you buy something at a price, buying signals are currently invisible.
For some thing to be successful, it needs critical mass. If a company doesn't get enough customers, it shall shut down. Same with websites and blogs, if they don't get visitors the creators or author loses interest or loses money for long enough they stop.
Every action of work should benefit the employer and by extension employees. How to algorithmically identify cost effective work tasks so everything a worker does pulls towards profit? I think this is an algorithmic problem. Effects of work can be represented as a graph of cause and effect. If you don't do administration or what causes your business to earn money, you go out of business. Work done is not priced unless you're a billable employee. Need some method valuing work and estimating compexity in terms of time used to calculate price