SXSWi: Turning Projects Into Revenue Generating Businesses

Total rock stars on this one. One of the panels I’m looking forward to the most…

Panelists:

Ways People are Making Money Online

Start because they wanted to do it or because they though they could make money?

On Business:

How do you determine the price of what you’re selling?

Exit strategies?

Jeremiah asks: What are the sacrifices.

Q: Keeping users coming back on a consistent basis?

Ryan:

Hiring:

This panel totally lived up to my expectations.

Update: Good notes from others:

4 Comments

  1. On March 10th, 2007 at 5:14 pm Stef Lewandowski said:

    Thanks for the notes. I was about to write this up myself.

    I did think that this talk could have had more of a spread of appeal – the speakers were very much talking about how to start up a lifestyle business rather than looking at how you could make something which would continue to make money with ‘you’ taken out of the equation. I was hoping for more along those lines…

  2. On March 10th, 2007 at 5:41 pm Adam Darowski said:

    That’s a good observation. Perhaps if the panel had more “product makers”, it would have been more diverse. For example, Ryan even said his approach towards DropSend is much different than his approach to his other ventures. (Heck, DropSend is for sale.)

    The panelists had a ton of heart and soul put into their businesses, and the businesses often relied on them. I mean… take Tara & Chris out of Citizen Agency and all you have is a name. Where if you take Ryan out of DropSend, you still have a codebase.

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