Flickr is one of the most popular platforms for sharing photos and videos which is very popular among bloggers who use it to host their images.
Flickr freemium model
• 300 MB monthly photo upload limit (30MB per photo)
• 2 video uploads each month (90 seconds max, 150MB per video)
• view the 200 most recent images
• up to 10 group pools
• smaller (resized) images accessible
• unlimited photo uploads (50MB per photo)
• unlimited video uploads (90 seconds max, 500MB per video)
• HD Video
• unlimited storage & bandwidth
• high-resolution original images
• up to 60 group pools
• ad-free browsing and sharing
Facts & figures:
• Flickr was acquired by Yahoo in 2005
• It has over 51 million registered members and 80 million unique visitors
• Free offer enabled Flickr to grow its user base exponentially fast and the strategic pricing of $25 a year provides them with enough customers, especially among photographers and photo enthusiasts, to keep the business profitable.
• Yet, there is a controversy over Flickr upgrades, as Wired article below summarizes many people feel Flickr is “keeping their images as hostages” and choose to pay the fee only to access full-sized originals or some older photo.
This should be avoided when implementing freemium business model as it can lash back at the company and make it lose users rapidly.
• Flickr Link
• Plans and pricing Link
• I Won’t Use Flickr Until They Release My Photo Hostages Link
• The Freemium Purchase Decision Link
• Flickr – Business Model Link