Hey there Unemployable people — let’s talk money, shall we?
Just recently, Medium announced the intention to start charging a $5 monthly fee for an enhanced experience at the popular site. Also, Twitter is considering a subscription version of Tweetdeck geared toward marketers, brands, and other power users.
Robert Bruce and I discuss whether these initiatives will succeed, and at what scale. What’s not in dispute is that a recurring revenue model is the most attractive option for businesses big and small.
Freelancers and solopreneurs hoping to come up with a subscription model are thinking correctly. We offer a few tips on making it happen.
Plus, you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Here are some of the listener inquiries Robert and I tackle:
- What happens if Net Neutrality is overturned by the Trump administration?
- You’ve go one hour left in your day — do you create something or better yourself?
- How can unemployable types survive and thrive with employee types?
- Where did the Copyblogger brand, and what it stands for, come from?
- And the crucial final topic … naps — do we take them, and when?
Get that and more in this week’s episode of Unemployable. If you enjoy the episode, please leave a rating/review of at iTunes. You can quickly hop over there by following this link.
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