Putting the ‘mium’ in ‘Freemium’

For the past year, Cullect has been live wrapped in a subscription model based this “freemium” model I drew up back in the middle of 2006.

For Cullect, the benefit of this model have been obvious: even with a small number of paying customers – the servers are being paid for from subscription payments. For such a highly niche service with nearly no marketing effort – I’m declaring it a success.

On the Cashboard project I mentioned yesterday, I’m building toward a subscription model even more true to the above diagram. It seems like the right, most interesting, most challenging, and most sustainable, direction.

All the things that I expect to see from the other web apps launching in 2009.