I read the above quote by Sarah Prevette in a post about how failures in startups serves to make founders stronger (and enable them to potentially move on to bigger & better projects). I've read a lot of different opinions about monetization online and whilst most arguments make sense, the
First time here? Start with the hits:
If you're validating your (startup) idea, this is the ultimate method.
Because it's a rollercoaster-like life as an entrepreneur.
Every sale and every relationship with a customer starts with you helping them.
Pressing pause on a startup is the hardest thing I've ever done.
Seems to tie in well with my own thinking of creating B2B-esque businesses.
And this is just another reason why the world is in recession and people are struggling to pay off debts. Cash is king.
I know this is something that many VC’s & startup founders have spoken about, but Campaign Monitor’s story again highlights that if you’re building something to solve a problem that you have, you are most likely also solving a problem that others may have.
Interesting take on social networking and the power of Facebook. I tend to agree though, as there will also be power & viability when a bunch of niche users (doesn’t matter exactly how niche) comes together and shares around a mutual interest. It really comes down to the
I fully understand the negativity though, because not many people have been able to make this model work for them. It is high-risk (due to the volumes needed to make it work) and it is thus an extremely tricky model to execute properly. Personally, I’m just glad my
WOW - powerful words these, but I tend to want to throw my whole weight behind this: before we started WooThemes, everyone questioned the viability of selling (supposedly) premium themes, when users could already download thousands of different themes for free. Well, 2+ years down the line (and some serious
I believe that the buzz word in this article either has to go to dreaming or innovating, with the innovating most probably a result of the dreaming that takes place before. As simple as that: Dream up a new business model that adds value at the right price and go