Every once in awhile I get an interesting idea for an experiment. Since I don’t have the time to try it out I thought I would share them and see if anyone gets inspired.
Say your making an animated series I have this idea for a business model. Once a week livestream new episode – all day. Then make the archive available to paying subscribers. This way you lower the bar to entry letting people discover the show. But you also have monetization. It’s essentially a freemium model. Where everyone can have access for free. But if you want more the customer can pay. This could all be built with existing tools like YouTube live, Twitch, and Vimeo.
The hard part is finding the audience and finding the fans. It also brings up the question what kind of show do you have to make to get people to pay to watch it? Do you sell advertising during the live-stream? With the right show and the right audience it could work well.
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