FREEMIUM BUSINESS MODEL WITH FREE and RECURRING REVENUE (MONTHLY & ANNUAL BILLING) FOR SAAS STARTUPS EXCEL TEMPLATE
I’ve created a Freemium option to the enhanced version of the SaaS financial model with 3 offerings and the ability to plan the contract length (monthly & annual) of each offering.
This Freemium SaaS Business Model template in Excel provides you with a comprehensive plan for early-stage SaaS startups with the Freemium option and allows you to build your own SaaS finance forecast.
Inside of the Freemium SaaS business model, you will find step-by-step instructions with links to input tabs so that you can create your first forecast with ease.
I attempted to make the SaaS model extremely flexible so it can be adapted to numerous types of SaaS startups.
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What’s inside the model? Who is this for? Who can benefit from the model?
A company that markets a SaaS solution via its website, gets most of its site visitors through online or offline marketing, and then visitors convert to Free and Paid subscribers.
From visitors to sales opportunities, from sales opportunities to Free and Paid users, and finally from Free to Paid subscribers.
Thus, in this SaaS model, the key drivers are:
– marketing budget
– customer acquisition costs,
– conversion rates to free and paid,
– regular price, and
– churn rate…..
The spreadsheet is largely self-explanatory but pop-up comments have been added to input cells to help you better understand the model inputs. These can be accessed by selecting the interested cell.
This model is constantly improved and updated with more metrics, charts, and features.
Freemium SaaS Business Model with 3 tiers (Monthly & Annual Billing) template contains the following:
– Freemium option
– 3 (three) pricing tiers
– monthly contracts
– annual contracts
– Solid headcount planning
– Visibility into “MRR movements”
– Cash-flow planning
– SaaS Metrics and KPIs
– Other Charts
Freemium SaaS Business Model with 3 tiers (Monthly & Annual Billing) template calculates SaaS Metrics to rely on:
– new customers vs. lost customers (churn);
– total number of active users;
– new freemium and paid leads generated;
– churn rate (how many users unsubscribe each month);
– MRR (monthly recurring revenue discussed above);
– average lifetime revenue.
– Based on these metrics, the SaaS model predicts how your business should operate within a forecasted time period.