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Sunday, July 24, 2005
Getting Paid For Free & Business Models
Fred Wilson writes that from a free model to a paid model for value added services can actually be beneficial, - is really interesting and needs to be better understood. He cites Google giving away an incredibly powerful Internet search service every day millions of times a day & getting paid by advertisers who also get to run their text ads for free. The only time an advertiser pays is when the ad is clicked on. Free to use, pay for performance. It doesn't sound that different from the Red Hat model. Flickr is the best photo site on the Internet by a long shot. And its free. Turn pro means means a paying customer.You can get a really great free experience uploading and sharing photos on Flickr. But if you are like many of us who love taking and sharing photos, you'll turn pro in about a day.
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