Free at last, business, you’re free at last

Chris Anderson’s blog just posted an overview of “free” business models, or ways your firm can make money in the coming crunch where prices are pressed lower by digital commoditization. Despite Anderson’s eloquence, we still wonder if all business models are being pushed to the free — digitization isn’t going to reduce demand for solid goods to the point where margins become zero for things made out of sheet metal. Still, if you’re running a small shop or startup, the list may provoke new thoughts on how to make money while passing along lower perceived costs to customers.

If you’re new to the Freemium idea, here’s an overview of Anderson’s speech at SXSW in Austin.

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