Charging for free stuff and making it

September 11, 2006 at 10:39 pm Leave a comment

Photo Album Site SmugMug Family Backed

Family businesses often like to let customers know that they can expect more passionate service than they can expect from corporate goons. The family business dares to stand up against the Walmart. That goes for SmugMug, a photo album site founded by the father/son duo of Chris and Don MacAskill.

SmugMug has grown in a crowded field, primarily by charging for service that others give away for free. In exchange, SmugMug gives users an ad free album. The start-up lays claim to 150K paying customers.

MacAskill got his start with BigWords, a popular for geeks book-store that he sold to Barnes and Noble.

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The SmugMug Crew

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