I have been thinking of the ways to classify startups in how they intend to make money. Here are four ways I have identified. Would love to know what other ways are there to look at it. Some other classification? Something I have missed? https://medium.com/p/550fba799257
Thanks Rob, Alan and Chris. These are very good lists (and I have
bookmarked Alan's link :) ). However, I was trying to answer 'why' a
customer will pay (the motivation) and not 'how' (the exact business models
in the list). For example, all of ads generate revenue because you are
making money for the advertising brand.
But I guess this is another way to look at things :)
Fred Wilson compiled a list of business models via AVC about two years ago.
Google 'AVC.com List of Business Models' and you should be able to find it
quickly -- he created a Hackpad to host the list of responses.