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  • Patrick Rafferty

    8 min read

    End of 6% Commission era upends misleading Pricing Model used by Zillow, Portals

    Zillow's 15-year reign as the leading real estate portal is in jeopardy. With the era of 6% commissions coming to an end, Zillow's monetization model will need an overhaul. Costar Group, 3x the size of Zillow Group, believes their Homes.com portal can unseat Zillow in 3 years.

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  • Patrick Rafferty

    4 min read

    Microsoft Office 365 reaches 400m Paid Seats

    Microsoft 365 hits 400m Paid Seats. Business Copilot is now generally available as a product add-on. Morgan Stanley Analyst estimates $10bn in additional revenue by end of year 2025.

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  • Patrick Rafferty

    11 min read

    How Per-User Pricing Continues to Drive SaaS Growth

    Defining and exploring per-user pricing, the most used pricing model in SaaS—including benefits, drawbacks, examples & more.

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  • Patrick Rafferty

    9 min read

    Modern SaaS Subscription Management Defined

    A guide to modern SaaS subscription management that analyzes how leading SaaS companies have reimagined subscription-based monetization.

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  • Patrick Rafferty

    5 min read

    Seat Management: Member Trials to capture the Long Tail

    Workspace level trials are common in SaaS - Member-level trials are an under-used tools.

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  • Patrick Rafferty

    5 min read

    Slack’s Fair Billing Policy Kickstarted the Era of Modern Seat Management

    Slack kicked off the era of product led growth (PLG) in 2015, and the $28bn acquisition by Salesforce in 2021 was one of the largest in SaaS history.

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  • Patrick Rafferty

    3 min read

    Introducing UserHub, a User-Based Billing Platform

    Silas and I are excited to introduce UserHub, a User-Based Billing Platform that helps Subscription SaaS companies turn Users into Revenue.

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  • Patrick Rafferty

    5 min read

    The Secret Weapon of Viral SaaS: The User Initiated Upgrade

    When many people think of pricing and packaging, they think of a static pricing page. However, of equal importance is how the monetization journey is designed to maximizes the probability that would-be users become paying-users. Picking your moment to monetize is critical.

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  • Patrick Rafferty

    7 min read

    How to Build a Team Admin Portal for Product-led-Growth (PLG)

    In this article, we walk through five key questions to help you design a Team Management Portal that unlocks product-led growth.

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