Would you pay 18.75 to subscribe to an ad free Facebook?
Some people might, after recent events spotlighted the ways in which the company collects and uses personal information in its business of “selling advertising placements to marketers.”
“Subscription-based business models have grown in popularity since Facebook first launched with their advertising-supported business model,” said Jeff Bussgang, a venture capitalist and senior lecturer at Harvard Business School. He cited Spotify, Pandora, Netflix and Amazon Prime as examples.
“You could imagine a hybrid business model, similar to these services,” Bussgang continued. “Facebook might offer their ad-supported, free product alongside an ad-lite for $0.99 per month, $10 per year, or an ad-free version for $1.99 per month, $20 per year. Their average revenue per user of around $20 per year would easily support that sort of model, and they could consider adding other premium features to the paid subscription service.” The Washington Post
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