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deanSolecki  ·  2547 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Rambling on making money

Something that might be possible would be "opt-in" advertisement.

A link at the top that says, "Want to support hubski? Turn on ads and help us keep the lights on."

This has a few advantages:

- User gets "feels" from the opt-in, as opposed to being put out by ads that are just presented without an option. The user gets the ultimate say in their experience.

- I would imagine that it would be more stable than donations because donations are likely to be irregular. Although users might opt-in/out of ads, there would potentially be a % of users that have ads displayed at any given time.

- Quick and easy implementation.

This is the direction I would go. Users can donate their visual space without having to actually lose anything (other than the "cleanness" of their user experience.)