How Can The Free Internet Software Make Money?

In order to provide free products, for companies, they must resort to a new money-making model. Even open source software, they need to get money through personal or corporate donations. At present, under the premise of free products, the most common ways to make money among developers are as follows:

advertising and sponsorship: generally speaking, doing content and doing online platforms is to make money through this method. Of course, many other products are also like this. Think about twitter, pandora, words with friends and the websites you are currently browsing. In many cases, companies offer paid versions to consumers, and there are no ads in these paid versions. But if the user is willing, they can enjoy the service without paying.

Hosting and storage: for many saas products, users don't need to spend money on features, but they need to pay for bandwidth, disk space, and more. In the case of wordpress, its products are free, but it charges a few dollars a month to bloggers who put their own blogs on their servers and have their own custom domain names. And enterprise products that pay for people, such as salesforce and mailchimp, are charged based on data storage and server usage time, not their own tools.

Transaction processing: products like etsy and paypal tend to offer free tools in the trading market, on the one hand to increase the liquidity of their services, and on the other hand, because they can be easily charged through transactions. This model has even been used in kind: square has offered its credit card readers to users free of charge to expand its user base and then charge for it through its huge transaction volume.

Service: if people can enjoy the red carpet treatment, they are still willing to pay. Free products typically drive consumption by providing users with a paid "upsell" service. For example, although the app itself is free, open source developers typically charge customers for their technical support.

Cross-selling or selling other products: in general, many companies offer a feature-based free product and then induce potential users to purchase their more profitable paid products, the so-called freemium model. At the top of the product chain are products that cannot be profited by other means, and the products under the chain will become free to support the above paid products.

Shortcuts for users: this method means providing apps for users for free, but if they want to cheat or jump in the queue, they need to pay. Social games such as farmville are an interesting example of this model: in-app payments become a good way for users to evade patience.

Media Contact: 

Jack Yan, Weden Technology Consulting Co., Ltd., sales@freeeuse.com, 775-482-5392, Nevada, Tonopah

Tweet

Latest News

Morgan Spurlock takes a second bite of the fast food world

Sep 16, 2019

NEW YORK — Last time out, documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock ate only fast food for a month. This time, he's the one dishing out the fried stuff. Spurlock has gone from being an avid Big Mac consumer in "Super Size Me" to serving his own chicken sandwiches in "Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!" — a sober look at an industry that processes 9 billion animals a year in America. "I think the intention is to kind of give you a different perspective of the fast-food world — the fast-food commodity world — from a much more corporate point of...

Meghan launches clothing line to help jobless British women

Sep 16, 2019

LONDON — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has launched a clothing line for a British charity that helps unemployed women find work. The wife of Prince Harry attended a reception at a John Lewis department store to showcase a collection of workwear and accessories she created with designer and friend Misha Nonoo. The line includes professional attire such as a blazer, tote bag and trousers. The launch came the day before London Fashion Week starts. The Smart Set collection supports Smart Works. Meghan is royal patron of the charity that provides women with training and interview clothes. Meghan said: "As...

The Blonds go over-the-top with the help of 'Moulin Rouge'

Sep 16, 2019

NEW YORK — Runway met Broadway when The Blonds took to the stage of the splashy musical "Moulin Rouge." With the help of Billy Porter, who performed two songs, the ever-theatrical design duo stuck to the musical's theme, focused on a cabaret, and stayed true to their risque style Monday for the New York Fashion Week show. After an opening number by performers from "Moulin Rouge," Phillipe Blond descended from the ceiling in a bedazzled jumpsuit, matching moto jacket and long, blond locks. They dressed models in corsets, bustier tops, lace catsuits (worn by men and women alike) and stiletto...

Proposal would buy bus tickets for Seattle-area homeless

Sep 16, 2019

SEATTLE — As the Seattle area tries to tackle its homelessness crisis, an official wants to spend $1 million to expand a strategy of buying bus tickets out of town for people living on the streets. The concept of sending homeless people back to where they say they're from or may have support has been in place for decades in parts of the U.S. struggling to get people off the streets. Big cities like San Francisco and New York and smaller communities like West Palm Beach, Florida, have such programs. The city of Seattle and community organizations already offer free...

Oil drilling plan near Utah monument draws tribal opposition

Sep 16, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. government will allow oil and gas companies to make lease bids Monday on lands considered archaeologically sensitive near a national monument stretching across the Utah-Colorado border that houses sacred tribal sites. Included in the Bureau of Land Management's September oil and gas lease sale is about 47 square miles (122 square kilometers) of land north of Hovenweep National Monument, a group of prehistoric villages overlooking a canyon with connections to several indigenous tribes throughout the U.S. Southwest. The parcels for lease are about five to 20 miles (eight to 32 kilometers) north of the...

Life Ponds publishes travel and lifestyle on a daily basis. We believe that Life Ponds will help to solve your problems every time you face a challenge.

Contact us: sales@lifeponds.com