Posts Tagged: Monetization

Operating a Real-World API, From Zero to 3 Million Calls

Guest contribution covering an impressive automotive API journey. Follow the rise of the niche Car Registration API; from market pivot, to price-adjusting, to scaling sales internationally.

It’s unusual for an API to become the main income stream for a company. Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Pricing Your API

Guest Post by RapidAPI with benchmark data on 1,800 APIs

There’s big money in the API economy. Last year alone, $500 million was invested into API-driven companies. But the rise of this new economy begs some key pricing questions. Read more

Great APIs Are Like Lego Bricks

We’ve written plenty about different API monetization models and monetizing your API using a freemium model in the past, but just as important is envisioning how your API might fit into your business model as a whole.

Obviously, this is something that will differ hugely from company to company — in the case of a business like Twilio, the API is the core product. Read more

How to Value Your Data When Providing an API

API providers are continually breaking new ground in securely providing valuable data to the applications that have become essential to the way we live our lives: The manner in which we can conduct so much confidential personal activity at arm’s length from the organizations we do business with, powered by APIs, would have been considered impossible even 15 years ago. Read more

6 Steps To Evolve an API into a Lucrative Platform

There’s a certain breed of developer that has been talking about the benefits APIs can offer for many years now. In fact, if you’re reading this article, it’s likely that you’re one of them!

But it’s only in recent years, in part thanks to the rise of consumer facing services like IFTTT and Zapier, that more and more people have come around to this point of view. Read more