Money from Nothing?
October 14, 2012 12:38 PM Subscribe
Ideas, theories, facts, about how online sites are making money when I no longer see banner advertising or Google ad links -- old stand-by methods from five years ago seem to have evaporated?
posted by zenpop to Work & Money (14 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
This is more of a general question really.
I'm curious as to your ideas, impressions or theories or, if you're an 'expert': explanations as to how money is being generated online. I don't mean like Amazon.com, etc. but sites that are hugely popular but display next to nothing re ads.
How does, say, a site like Boing Boing, make enough money to pay a staff and bandwidth costs, or sites like Salon, Gawker -- I see ads there but is that really generating enough cash flow to keep a writing staff going, pay rent, bandwidth, artists, editors, etc.?