I won’t be using your service if you have no business model. I’m glad the product is free but I have no way of gauging your end game so I’m simply not interested no matter how cool it is.

Freedcamp inspired this post today. The service looks decent but I have no idea what their product is or how they can justify maintaining it. I’m sure that the devs needed a project management system and didn’t want to pay for other options, but how do they plan on keeping up with support as the service gains popularity?

I wonder if they are trying to get noticed by someone larger and then get acquired? Are the users the product? Will they start injecting ads? Who knows so it’s not safe to use the service.

There are much longer talks around this and Instagram from the B&B Podcast. I echo all of their issues with no business model, which is why I’m not going to even start to use your free service with no business model.

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2 responses to “Stay Away from Services with No Business Model”

  1. James Strocel Avatar

    Funny that I found this post on twitter! 😛 But in all seriousness, the only reason that Free is such a thing on the internet is that the technology to distribute evolved faster than the technology to pay for things. The money you give as a subscription fee might be a pain in the ass, but it’s insurance that the providers will be motivated to give you a certain quality of service.

    1. curtismchale Avatar

      Ha very true. I don’t rely on twitter for business (well not like I would a project management system). I actually think that twitter should be charging for their clients, even a few dollars, which would at least make some money.