The API product management newsletter #009 – 15 August 2023

Welcome to the latest edition of the API product management newsletter, dedicated to helping product teams drive more business value from their APIs and API products.

This week: Money, money, money! Whether you want to start making money from a brand-new API product or make more from an existing product, we take you from ping to cha-ching.

But first, a reminder! We only include:

  • The top 3 most useful resources we’ve come across the two weeks prior. Any more than that, and we find our browser tabs become unmanageable
  • What we find personally useful – and digestible – as product and product marketing managers
  • Educational content (whether an article, whitepaper or event). No product pitches – that includes yours truly.

💡The good stuff: This week’s API product management links:


“APIs in telecom networks are certainly a hot topic” – Joe Hogan

One sector that excels at spying multiple opportunities for monetising data is the telecoms industry. We can see an example of this in the impact of the GSMA open API gateway initiative. In this video, Amdocs CTO Joe Hogan lays out the emerging 5G API landscape and talks us through what needs to be done to improve both security and monetisation.

“You can throw a monetized API together in your mom’s basement in just a few minutes” – Fireship

Build, authenticate, monetise. Even if you don’t need to be super hands-on when it comes to building API products, understanding the basics will set you up for success with your team and wider organisation. This video tutorial from Fireship walks you through everything you need to know in less than 15 minutes, so grab a coffee and settle down to learn the basics of monetisation.

“How does an API prove its value and capture value?” – Kristopher Sandoval

Is your API monetisation model the best approach for maximising your income? Before you commit to a particular strategy, check out these seven API business models for monetisation from Kristopher Sandoval. Could one of these unlock your path to API millions?


♟️ Looking to make a move? Current API product management vacancies:


Product Manager API & Integration – ingenico (Suresnes, Paris, France)

(Senior) Product Manager – API/Integration – TikTok (Singapore)

That’s it for this time. If you found this useful, please consider sharing with someone else who may benefit from it!

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