How to monetize your API - the intro

Oct 18, 2017 11:44:00 AM / by Matt Ledger

  Matt Ledger

Creating an API’s just your first step toward joining the API economy. To actually attract users and generate revenue, you need to put as much care into monetizing your API as you did into creating it.

The good news is, API monetization models are flexible. The bad news is, API monetization models are flexible. Flexibility affords you freedom, but it also creates a number of difficult decisions you’ll have to navigate as you determine your API’s expected value.

Thankfully, there are three basic pillars that form the foundation of almost all API monetization models. In this series, we’ll walk you through these three pillars, which include:

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Matt Ledger

Written by Matt Ledger

Matt is a former journalist and current blogger who loves technology and learning new things. He’s been writing in the software industry for nearly five years, having recently landed at Mertech.