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222 weeks ago, by John
If you do Freemium then do it nicely...
Ensure the free version gives a usable and worthwhile experience. Let the user immerse themselves in functionality to get a good idea of whether the 'paid for' version will suit. Don't interrupt their initial experience with constant annoying pleas to pay for the full service. Don't block core functionality entirely, just limit it's scope. If they decide to pay, it will be because of perceived value and a desire to support the venture.

If you don't do Freemium like this then don't do Freemium.
222 weeks ago, by James
Couldn't agree more. I just went through a trial period and I've been inundated with messages. I intended to carry on but hadn't had time to set it all up. Now I still need the technology but I don't feel much love for the company selling it.
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Business owner, married with 2 young twin children, living in Egham and originally from Suffolk. Studied Economics at the University of Sheffield...
Background in IT Sales Founder and owner of The Pamper Company a nationwide agency of beauty and massage therapists supporting promotional and marketing initiatives since 2004 Founded Favabank, a social platform for the local exchange of favours and everyday items, supported by a digital currency called a 'Fava', based on a mutual credit system. Freelance Web Developer and Solutions Architect for the Lens Digital websites.
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