We got stuck in the all-too-common trap of building a user-base and worrying about revenue later
Use Bit.ly? Of course you do. As I do (amongst others, though, including having run my own dedicated URL to track clicks).
Insights here, entitled “The Rise, Fall, and Rise of Bitly: How a Free Link Shortener Became a Real Business” from Bit.ly CEO Mark Josephson.
He looks at how the business transformed from free to Monthly Recurring Revenue – and interesting hedged its’ services against becoming obsolete by hosting dedicated URLs for free.
Interesting article for start-ups.
~source:: Mark Josephson
He is Founding Partner at Metropolis Partners