#startups, getting from free to MRR

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

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Rod Geoghegan works with Marketing Services Agencies, Tech Start-ups and Professional Services Firms to plan and deliver growth.

He is Founding Partner at Metropolis Partners


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