User growth and feature enhancements are the building blocks towards the early success of a startup, but as a startup becomes a company, it needs to be able to stand on its own. Monetizing a startup can be a harrowing and heart wrenching experience, since many companies put off these integrations until a product is established, leaving them with little choice but to resort to traditional monetization methodologies like advertising, since any model doesn't fit their current product state, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Through working with thousands of startups within PayPal innovation programs and beyond, we have seen how early adoption of proper monetization methodologies can provide you with creative solutions for building a financial backing into your startup, without ever having to resort to hard selling your users to help keep you profitable; the same users who built your product to begin with.
Exploring these principles, we'll see how essential creative monetization principles are towards building a strong backbone into a startup, helping it survive the trials of feature and user growth.
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