Do websites need to make a profit? I argue that they need positive cash flow at the very least: http://bit.ly/b87Klh
Good post full of solid information and clear thinking - well done.
Thanks Titi. This article is directed at bloggers and folks interested in the business of web publishing rather than the folks on BrooWaha. I am hoping to push it onto the most read list next week WITHOUT getting many comments or even page views from the Broo crowd.
I post on http://Blogstream.com which is free with limited gallery space. The owner couldn't make any money so he offered a Premium membership which gives us bigger gallery space. I pay it since I do think that it's worth it for me. Others immediately started griping as soon as he suggested it. Most just seemed to feel that just because the site existed, the owner was making millions. There isn't enough info out there for the inexperienced. I think your post goes a long way towards closing the gap.
I'm sleepy. I will read this article tomorrow. :)
It depends on the intent. Many of them don't.
Location Tacoma, Washington USA
Bio Writer, web publisher. Been online forever and now I write about it.