start.me is a free service and we'll keep it free in the future. In order to fund the support, hosting and development of start.me, we have the following sources of revenue:
We are currently experimenting with ads on start.me. Advertisements are provided by Google Adsense and we're also trying out various affiliate marketing strategies.
Please note: our goal is to integrate ads in a non-intrusive way, keeping the user experience as clean as possible.
start.me provides additional features to organizations who use start.me. Organizations pay us for this service. For more information, visit http://www.start.me/organizations.
3. Premium accounts
We are offering Premium accounts to user who want to have a fully ad-free experience. For $20 annually (or $45 for lifetime) you'll get an ads-free start.me experience. Upgrade your account now!
If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]