| ||Ask HN: What is your experience making a free service completely paid?|
87 points by tluyben2 1543 days ago | hide | past | web | 42 comments | favorite |
|Today we decided to make our 7 year old free photo site paid. We really didn't want to do that, but Google banned us from Adsense because some users kept uploading porn. Google has been very lenient over the years allowing us ample time to remove the illegal content (illegal for Google and also illegal for us).|
Because of the amount of users, traffic and images, we run quite a cluster for this site and we can simply no longer pay for it now that we don't have ads. We tried different providers but they don't come even close.
Did anyone here take the same (drastic) step and what can we expect do you think? Did we make the right decision?
We wrote this to our users; http://picturepush.com/gopro
Hoping for some positive experiences!
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