Lightweight Business Models and Cost-Effective Scalability

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99designs

Lightweight business models and cost-effective scalability.

This article evaluates 99designs against the following best practices for O’Reilly‘s design pattern: Lightweight Models & Cost-Effective Scalability.

Best practices:

  1. Design for scale and scale with demand.
  2. Syndicate business models.
  3. Outsource whenever practical and possible.
  4. Provide outsource infrastructure, function and expertise.
  5. Scale pricing and revenue models; pricing and revenue align with core attributes and patterns of web2.0.
  6. Market virally.
  7. Fail fast, scale fast.

The dot-com bubble taught us a lot. How do 99designs adopt a lightweight business model and why is it so successful?…Learn more.

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