I read the above quote by Sarah Prevette in a post about how failures in
startups serves to make founders stronger
enable them to potentially move on to bigger & better projects). I've read a lot
of different opinions about monetization online and whilst
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.
WooThemes - for example
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
It really comes down to the question: How
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 business
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
Having been a beta tester at Dribbble for the last couple of months, I’ve been
very impressed by what Dan & Rich have built and the above paragraph illustrates
perfectly (in my opinion anyway) why Dribbble has been such a success.
Ever since WooThemes established itself to such an extent that I could earn
enough money from it to make a living thereof, I (Magnus & Mark made similar
decisions with regards to their freelance activities) decided to call it a day
for doing client work (which is why more than a