The Entrepreneur Forum | Startups | Entrepreneurship | Starting a Business | Motivation | Success

Question About Pricing

Remove ads while supporting the Unscripted philosophy...become an INSIDER.


Platinum Contributor
Speedway Pass
Aug 27, 2017
Desert of Desertion
Here's something I noticed.. when YouTube releases new paid / premium user options I get angry. I had to pause and ask myself why. I realized it was because I associate YouTube with being a free service as a brand. It goes against how I associate the brand with my life when they push paid options on me. So it makes me wonder, wouldn't it be better to charge a user once your brand is created, rather than stringing them along and then blindsiding them?

I get that free services are great for getting people invested, but to go from that to laying down a paid model, doesn't that leave a sour taste in most people's mouths?

Don't like ads? Remove them while supporting the forum. Subscribe.


Bronze Contributor
Speedway Pass
May 18, 2019
Whenever a fee comes into play, there will always be a backlash, whether it's $1 or $1000.

People are just whiney like that when things are turn out short of their expectations.

I think the best way to manage this is to be upfront and tell your customers from the get-go that your offer will become a paid product once it has matured.


Mar 23, 2019
I was once working for a boiler/radiator/general heating company. There I heard a story about a salesman who got himself a hefty bonus for selling a handful of boilers that nobody wanted. He did that by significantly raising the price (of curse he also must have been excellent at direct selling).

We are all taking mental shortcuts in thinking about the value of things and prices. Rap stars are abusing those shortcuts by public claims about the price of clothing, vodka etc...

Thing is: When an enormous YT ship is taking a small turn it creates serius waves on the other edge of port basin. How can we use those waves and ride them?

Sponsored Offers

Introducing MJ's Personal Unscripted Network, Join Now for FREE!
If you are in IDEA mode, text "IDEA" to the above number. If you are in LAUNCH/START mode, text...
MARKETPLACE 7 Days To Freedom: From Wantrepreneur/Wage Slave To Freelancer
7 Days To Freedom: How To Go From Wantrepreneur To Income Producing Freelancer In Just 7 Days...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Lex DeVille's - Advanced Freelance Udemy Courses!
I have a long weekend off work.. bought your "Start a Freelance Business: Take Back Your...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Fox Web School "Legend" Group Coaching Program 2021
Adding in my 2 cents for anyone considering joining. Let me save you the deliberation - join...
MARKETPLACE Not sure how to start? This free book will teach you how to build a successful web design business
If there’s one thread I see repeated over and over again on the forum, it goes like this: “I...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE You Are One Call Away From Living Your Dream Life - LightHouse’s Accountability Program ⚡
Thanks for clearing that up. What do you recommend for those who are still in the process of...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Kill Bigger Incubator
I have not offered one of these in a while, but it looks like I have time to take on an...

Forum Sponsor

Over 100 Fastlane Students
More Details...

New Topics

Fastlane Insiders

View the forum AD FREE.
Private, unindexed content
Detailed process/execution threads
Monthly conference calls with doers
Ideas needing execution, more!

Join Fastlane Insiders.

Top Bottom