Monetization · Enterprise

Ways to make money

Brahm Singh Eng Head - Deep Search at Quixey

March 4th, 2014

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

Rob Weedn

March 4th, 2014

Here's the 12 we track in StartupSignal.io

BUSINESS MODEL
1. Advertising 
2. Affiliate 
3. Classifieds 
4. Consulting 
5. Direct Sales 
6. Events 
7. Freemium 
8. Lead Generation 
9. Marketplace 
10. Merchant 
12. SaaS / Subscription

Alan Peters VP Product and Technology at BusinessBlocks

March 4th, 2014

Had the same thought as Chris
https://hackpad.com/Web-And-Mobile-Revenue-Models-final-EgXuEtSibE7

Brahm Singh Eng Head - Deep Search at Quixey

March 5th, 2014

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 :) ᐧ - Brahm

Chris Phenner

March 4th, 2014

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.