Which Social Networks are for Entrepreneurs?

Startup Professionals Musings

Social networking is indeed the new business networking. Every social network, including MySpace, claims to be a mecca for business people to network and sell products. Here is the big gorilla of social networks, now exceeding 500 million members worldwide.

Social network usage is starting to drop

The Equity Kicker

2014 has been a great year for social media marketing. Facebook is forecasting Q4 revenues of $3.6-3.8bn, up 40-47% on the year ago quarter. A number of our companies have enjoyed great success advertising on Facebook and they’re not alone.

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Social Networking and Business Value

SoCal CTO

Just a quick note that I'll be moderating a Technology Council Event : Social Networking as a Business Strategy May 19, 2009 - Culver City Social networking media are used on a daily basis to grow businesses and expand career opportunities. Individuals use social networking sites such as LinkedIn and Plaxo as career-advancing tools, even more useful in a down economy. Can social networking be a money-maker for companies?

What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future of Social Networking

Both Sides of the Table

I recently spoke at Caltech at the Caltech / MIT Enterprise Forum on “the future of social networking,&# the 30-minute video is here and the PowerPoint presentation is here on DocStoc ). What are the big trends that will drive the next phase of social networks?

Revenue = Resources

Eric Friedman

In this constant struggle, I learned (definitely the hard way) that Revenue = Resources. When I was first on the BD team at Foursquare we would optimize many of the initiatives and strategic partnerships around brand recognition and exposure – there was no scalable revenue to speak of. This was in 2010 and certainly early in the life cycle of network growth and sales. Eric Friedman Revenue Sales

10 Top Revenue Models Drive Viable Businesses Today

Startup Professionals Musings

Every business needs to develop a revenue model even before a product. The alternatives range from giving the product away for free (revenue from ads), to pricing based on costs, to charging what the market will bear (premium pricing). Revenue is a percentage of every transaction.

How Do You Select A Revenue Model For Your Startup?

Startup Professionals Musings

The revenue model you select is basically the implementation of your business strategy, and the key to attaining your financial objectives. So what are some of the most common revenue models being used by startups today? business business model entrepreneur revenue model startup

9 Great Paths To Recurring Revenue For Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Every new business quickly realizes that revenue coming in every period on a committed basis is the Holy Grail to survival and growth. According to many experts , getting new customers is five to ten times harder than getting additional revenue from existing customers. Network model.

Small Business Revenue Is On The Rise: Are You?

YoungUpstarts

Not only are you kicking it when it comes to revenue, you’re also savvy marketers with impressive do-it-yourself skills. Digging into the numbers, 70 percent of small business owners reported meeting or exceeding their Q1 2016 revenue targets.

Startups With Real Revenue Can Get Venture Capital

Startup Professionals Musings

Your friends and family are really the only answer until you have a significant revenue stream. Use friends, family, and angels, if possible, to get a product, revenue, and customers first before the VC connection. entrepreneurs startups revenue stream venture capital business

Social networking and ads-who's paying attention?

BeyondVC

First of all, Google announced some amazing numbers growing its revenue over 50% and its earnings around 17%. One note that many in the blogosphere seemed to pick up on is the higher cost of traffic acquisition from partners and the fact that social networking is not delivering results as expected( read Between the Lines for more). CFO George Reyes said social networking advertising is not monetizing as expected. The sames goes with social networking sites.

Digital Revenue Expert – Vince Thompson

SoCal CTO

More Visible Networking? Today I lead a small consultancy that helps advertising supported develop and scale the revenue producing sides of their businesses. Vince: On the consulting side we are working with a unique social network, a new television network and some original video content businesses. Tony: I personally am torn by choices around Networking Events in Los Angeles – you can go to something almost every night. I usually.just focus on revenue.

Monetizing Social Networks: The Four Dominant Business Models and How You Should Implement Them in 2010

venturedig.com

The business models within the social media realm are much different than traditional businesses. In social networking, they’re ever-changing, backed by eye-opening revenue and have very little documentation. The middle man is called an ad network.

Twitter Revenue from Tools

SoCal CTO

Just read this article - Twitter sees tools, not ads, for revenue That could be really bad news. I wonder if this will come up tonight at the social networking panel I'm moderating Part of the appeal of twitter is that it's a fairly open platform and that there are a lot of people building tools that live on top of the platform.

How Do You Select A Revenue Model For Your Startup?

Gust

The revenue model you select is basically the implementation of your business strategy, and the key to attaining your financial objectives. So what are some of the most common revenue models being used by startups today? Image via Wikipedia.

9 Subscription Model Variations To JumpStart Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

Every new business quickly realizes that revenue coming in every period on a committed basis is the Holy Grail to survival and growth. Based on traditional research, getting new customers is five to ten times harder than getting additional revenue from existing customers. Network model.

6 Ways Your Small Business Can Stretch Its Marketing Budget To Grow Revenue and Profits

crowdSPRING Blog

The average larger company spends around 9-12% of its revenue on marketing. How much should you spend on social media marketing ? Here are 6 ways you can stretch your company’s marketing budget to grow revenue and profits. or “How do I start social media marketing?”.

Metrics that matter to social platforms (Part 1/3)

Version One Ventures

As we have been developing our investment thesis on social platforms , we want to provide the similar information and tools. There are lots of great blog posts and articles out there that talk about social platform metrics.

Snapchat and that old no revenues debate

Fred Destin

Not because of the reported $4 billion offer but because of the explosion of age-old arguments about how scandalous it is for a company with no revenues to be valued that highly. Here''s a selection: "why do investors think a silly app with no clear revenue model is worth so much money?"

How to Use Growth Hacking to Increase Revenue 20x in Just 12 Months

Up and Running

Between January 2015 and January 2016, we grew our platform Slidebean from $1K to $20K in monthly recurring revenue. Getting the first tracks of revenue is one of the toughest processes of building a startup.

2012 – The Year in Apps

VC Cafe

Nearly 100,000 new developers created applications this year for the App Store, which rakes in 4x more revenue than Google Play. Apple Appstore Appsfire Levi Shapiro 2012 ad networks advertising Android Angry Birds API App Store apple category developers Discovery Draw Something entertainment Games Google handset IP iPhone Lifestyle maps marketing mobile music Navigation rovio sdk social networks statistics UI What's App

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It’s a Family (tree) Business: My Herritage Acquires Polish Startup

VC Cafe

Bliscy will help MH increase reach as the acquisition brings MyHeritage family network to 56 million registered users and approximately 762 million profiles, 18 million family trees and 116 million photos. Also in 2010, MyHeritage.com acquired the Dutch family network ZOOOF.com.

A Great Product Will Fail Unless You Price it Right

Startup Professionals Musings

The revenue model you select is basically the implementation of your business strategy, and the key to attaining your financial objectives. So what are some of the most common revenue models being used by startups today? entrepreneur startup pricing model revenue model business model

Does Social Media Really Drive Startup Sales?

ReadWriteStart

Everyone knows that you need to incorporate social media into your startup’s marketing strategy. Social media builds brand awareness and increases revenues. You won’t get many arguments that having a social media presence indeed builds awareness.

How to Get World Class Experts to Support Your Company

David Teten

As the former CEO of a professional expert network , I’m a firm believer in the value of speedy access to relevant experts. Professional expert networks allow you to efficiently convert your financial capital into relationship capital.

10 Top Business Models for New Ventures Today

Startup Professionals Musings

The revenue model you select is basically the implementation of your business strategy, and the key to attaining your financial objectives. So what are some of the most common revenue models being used by startups today? entrepreneur startup pricing revenue model business

Systemize Your Networking with a Relationship Plan

Duct Tape Marketing

Systemize Your Networking with a Relationship Plan written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Does the word “networking” give you an icky feeling? They will let months or years go by without contacting people in their network.

A Rake Too Far: Optimal Platform Pricing Strategy

abovethecrowd.com

With each hand, a small percentage of the pot is scraped off by the dealer, which in essence becomes the “revenue” for the casino. As an example, eBay’s 2011 marketplace revenues were approximately $6.6B Or is it merely a revenue extraction exercise?

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Analytics for Pinterest–what will the data show?

The Equity Kicker

Things have gone a little quiet on Pinterest, after all the hype at the beginning of year and their $1.5bn valuation in May, but they are the third most popular social network (according to Experian ) and according to AddThis Pinterest referral traffic across its network of 14m domains was 30% higher than Twitter for the month of May. Advertising Social networks

This Is Why Social Media Doesn’t Work For Your Business

crowdSPRING Blog

If you have invested considerable time and resources on social media marketing over the past year and feel frustrated, you are not alone. The above conclusions are from a survey released by Manta , a social network for small businesses.

LinkedIn Recommendations and Endorsements

Scalable Startup

I think the LinkedIn one-click endorsements are awesome, one of the best social media tools in a long time – they are so easy to do and eventually you crowd-vote someones list of skills, so it’s pretty accurate in most cases. Yesterday I was checking my LinkedIn and ran across an old colleague/friends bio – Teo Yatman. It made me decide to spontaneously write an unsolicited recommendation for him (see below).

APPNATION SF 2011 was fun

Sophia Perl of Wisdom

Almost every app category has a dominate app – social fb , weather weather.com , etc. you might have 1000 play your game, 50 of them pay, and 1 of them give you half your revenue. Not testing out other a networks, started with admob and didn’t change it.

Is Content Marketing the New Journalism?

Brandanew

Breaking news has become a phenomena that reaches social before it hits mainstream media. The on ground reporters were no longer journalists but regular people going LIVE on their social streams. The situation has been made more difficult by social networks.

Open Source Business Model

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Monday, March 5, 2007 Open Source Business Model A recent spate of posts on the challenges of running an open source business is interesting ( Tosh , Siemens , Downes , Tosh 2 ) and quite heated as one of the founders of elgg - a social networking platform aimed at the educational space - Dave Tosh laments - Elgg is the most popular white label social networking platform in the world powering over 2000 networks.

The great media rumble

Start Up Blog

The commerce said entrepreneurs have created has been one of connection, more than revenue with social media networks being the greatest love child of the internet age. More succinctly social media is very quickly stealing eyeballs from traditional media. Both parties believe that social media is rightfully theirs: Media Agencies claim it is ‘Media’ and so their clients should engage them strategically. The internet has been a boon for entrepreneurs.

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Essential Facts and Statistics Every Entrepreneur Must Know

crowdSPRING Blog

Your brand lives in everyday interactions your company has with its prospects and customers, including the images you share, the messages you post on your website, the content of your marketing materials, your presentations and booths at conferences, and your posts on social networks.

TEDx Bay Area Women, quick fire talks

Sophia Perl of Wisdom

Business Social Networking TechnologyI somehow caught wind of this event while browsing my usual websites. I’m glad that I did. For those of who you do not know what TED events are about. TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, and Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader.

PicPredict app in AppStore now!

Sophia Perl of Wisdom

price point – anything over $0 is challenging but I opted out of advertising revenues. Business Social Networking TechnologyA labor of love has finally come to fruition! From start to end, I developed PicPredict , your photo fortune teller. It’s an iPhone app where you can select a photo on your phone, add your own fortunes, then shake for your magical psychic answer. Voila!

MySpace scaling revenues

aweissman.com

MySpace scaling revenues. Particularly because Peter Kafka just wrote that: Everyone knows that advertising on social networks and video sites is challenging, but the WSJ rehashes the story anyway (using three reporters!): skip to main | skip to sidebar. aweissman.com. Maximizing the serendipity around you. Feb 7, 2008.

APPNATION SF 2011 was fun

Sophia Perl of Wisdom

Almost every app category has a dominate app – social fb , weather weather.com , etc. You might have 1000 play your game, 50 of them pay, and 1 of them give you half your revenue. Mistake of not testing out other a networks, started with admob and didn’t change it.

Of Birchbox and Bricks

Gust

OK, read the next two words slowly: generate revenue. Sorry, yes, I know how retro this sounds. The cool kids are off doing that new social network, the one that alerts you when there’s someone within 50 feet who shares your EYCL1 gene. Of course, I fully appreciate that all these social networking things are very, very different from the wishful days of the 90s, when “aggregated eyeballs” were as good as currency (until the tech crash came).

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Essential Facts and Statistics Every Entrepreneur Must Know

crowdSPRING Blog

Your brand lives in everyday interactions your company has with its prospects and customers, including the images you share, the messages you post on your website, the content of your marketing materials, your presentations and booths at conferences, and your posts on social networks.

TEDx Bay Area Women, quick fire talks

Sophia Perl of Wisdom

Business Social Networking TechnologyI somehow caught wind of this event while browsing my usual websites. I’m glad that I did. For those of who you do not know what TED events are about. TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, and Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader.