Startup Resources: Monetization

Startup business models; information on IPO's and acquisitions; resources such as ads, payments, subscriptions, lead gen, etc. See the "Idea, Design, MVP" chapter in Part I, Products for more info.

  1. Startup Business Models
  2. Payment Tools
  3. Advertising
  4. eCommerce
  5. IPO's and Acquisitions

These startup resources are based on the book Hello, Startup: A Programmer's Guide to Building Products, Technologies, and Teams by Yevgeniy Brikman. These resources are a work in a progress. They are also open source, so you can add your contributions by submitting a pull request to the Hello, Startup GitHub Repository. To see how these resources fit into the bigger picture, check out the The Startup Checklist, which is a comprehensive collection of everything you need to do to launch a startup.

Startup Business Models

Startup Business Models

A list of a huge variety of business models, with an example company for each one.

The Business Model Canvas

The Business Model Canvas, is a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool. It allows you to describe, design, challenge, invent, and pivot your business model. It's based on the book Business Model Generation.

Payment Tools


Payments infrastructure for the Internet


Credit Card Processing and Business Solutions. The Square Reader attaches to your mobile phone and allows you to accept credit card payments.


All-In-One Subscription Commerce Platform


Online Invoicing, Time Tracking, and CRM Software


Subscription and Recurring Billing Management Software


Subscription Billing and Recurring Billing Experts


Amazon Web Store

Take your business to a whole new level with your own customized eCommerce site, on your owndomain—backed by Amazon technology and expertise.


Ecommerce Software, Online Store Builder, POS


Everything you need to create your own white label store in just 5 minutes.