Canadian startup HootSuite has handcrafted a delectable infographic that "illustrates the parallels between the freemium business model and baking a pie."
"The infographic offers step by step instructions on how to incorporate all the key ingredients for freemium success: a huge base of free users, a handful of paid users, cheap data storage, cloud technology and an enthusiastic user community," the social media dashboard company says. "We decided to make the technical content a little warmer by combining computer generated graphs and charts with hand drawn line art – a fitting way to represent a technology that brings people together."
HootSuite notes that the most important element of the Freemium Business Model "is the amazing community of users it builds." The Vancouver-based startup affirms that human relationships determine success or failure.
Check out the infographic below or on their blog.