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Offline skb

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Re: Adverts
« Reply #75 on: January 01, 2019, 10:54:22 PM »
Just an update

For the year ending Dec 2018, our credits from Adverts stand as below

Amazon $ 107.79
Google $ 10.47
Total $ 118.26

I have not collected any of these amounts as I have entered a threshold value of $ 250.00 with Amazon & $ 100.00 with Google. But sooner or later the money will come in.

Our annual requirements are in the region of $ 100.00 or so, for the hosting package and some promotional campaigns. The BG Tracker was an external custom job for which I had to pay some money. For 2 years I have managed the forum from my own resources but if it can be self financed, so much the better. It doesn't cost you anything additional but is able to help the forum in whatever small ways. I wish to thank one and all for using the Amazon link to shop. 
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Re: Adverts
« Reply #76 on: January 02, 2019, 02:38:21 PM »
When did you did the link? Is the Amazon amount for the full year or only part? Can you lower the threshold on Amazon so you will have funds annually to cover costs instead of waiting?
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Re: Adverts
« Reply #77 on: January 02, 2019, 06:33:36 PM »
When did you did the link?

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We started ads sometime in mid July, so this is half yearly. The minimum threshold at both sites is $ 100, so with Google I can’t help it, and Amazon has a fee for issue of cheques, therefore I raised it to $ 250.

By the way I’ve already bought a multi site hosting package and will be shifting DP to it as we near the end of our current term on March 1st. The migration is going to be a tough time for me and I hope I can do it without hiccups and any forum downtime.
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Re: Adverts
« Reply #78 on: January 02, 2019, 08:14:09 PM »
SOrry typo... when did you do the link... 

Cool, then Amazon is going to be profitable for us.
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Re: Adverts
« Reply #79 on: January 02, 2019, 08:42:54 PM »
If you read this thread from Page 1 the entire history of our starting with adverts to monetise our site is given, but I guess I have already answered your question.
Cool, then Amazon is going to be profitable for us.

Well, that is the last thing on my mind. I just wanted DP to be self sufficient and now it is. Profit needs to be in the upper thousands (in $ terms) to have any meaning.  ;) 
« Last Edit: January 03, 2019, 12:54:20 AM by skb »
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Re: Adverts
« Reply #80 on: March 02, 2019, 03:20:53 AM »
As we turn 3, I would like to inform all members that our Ad revenue from Amazon from start (July 2018) to date is $ 140.30. More than enough to cover for domain and web space.

You would have noticed that the Google Ads are no longer there. Google is very fussy about things and it is better that we have a clutter free forum. I'm not pursuing them though we have some $ 11/- credited there as well. I think I'll cancel the Google Adsense account.

Thanks everyone. Hope the coming year will be even better.
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