How sites like formspring can earn money


I want to make a new site like formspring, but different idea . I didn't see any Ads or any advertising methods in these site . How they can they earn money from the site .

What's the best suggestions to earn from this site .

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asked Nov 26 '10 at 20:13
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Lots of websites did not show ad in their first or even after their seconds year. Youtube show ads 4-5 years after their initial. I think 1 year after Google bought it.

I think the site you are talking about will show ads in future.

answered Nov 26 '10 at 21:31
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So formspring seems to me to be into two things:

  1. Creating community spaces for questions and answers
  2. Getting users on facebook

So I'm guessing that you're interested in at least one of those areas.

Q&A has a whole host of possibilities. But behind the apparent simplicity, there can be a lot of complexity. On the 'leveraging the web' front, there are hosts of players.

Ask Trueknowledge the question, "How will trueknowledge make money?" and (as of today) you'll get the answer, "We don't yet have an answer to that question," plus an invitation to suggest an answer.

Communities built around informed questions and answers really create value. You're here in one, after all.

If you have a great idea to create community like that, your main choice right now is targeted in-site advertising - now or at the point you have the scale and data. Which you could be one of the lucky ones who makes a living or builds a business from.

Or there's selling the data - which kind of sucks.

answered Nov 26 '10 at 22:23
Jeremy Parsons
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And somewebsites love to collect information and sell it! They might not necessarily be selling the actual email addresses or private data, but more data modeling stuff. I think a site like survey monkey could earn well selling their data.

answered Nov 27 '10 at 03:28
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So, you're asking us for a money making web site that will earn you a fortunate? If we had such an idea, do you really think we'd give it to someone else?

answered Nov 26 '10 at 20:51
David Benson
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  • wait wait , I don't mean that – Maged 13 years ago
  • I mean how these sites can earn without Ads , and any advertising method . – Maged 13 years ago

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