How does Kanzenshuu make money?

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How does Kanzenshuu make money?

Post by apex_pretador » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:07 am

It is a quite large website with likely a lot of costs to operate. I was curious how does it make money. I haven't seen any ads on here, and even when not logged in, only a small banner ad is visible.

How does it make up for its operational costs? Is it profitable?
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Re: How does Kanzenshuu make money?

Post by DSB » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:14 am

apex_pretador wrote:It is a quite large website with likely a lot of costs to operate. I was curious how does it make money. I haven't seen any ads on here, and even when not logged in, only a small banner ad is visible.

How does it make up for its operational costs? Is it profitable?

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Re: How does Kanzenshuu make money?

Post by VegettoEX » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:52 am

Kanzenshuu is not a business. The four of us all have "real" jobs outside of the website. We are not paid for or take any income from anything we do here.

We have small banner ads on the forum for users that are not logged in (and no ads on the website-proper). These roughly cover our monthly hosting fees (most of the time not covering them fully). We receive a few small donations each month, which help supplement that. All other costs (non-hosting tech costs, purchases, shipments, etc.) we just personally eat.
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Re: How does Kanzenshuu make money?

Post by Hujio » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:55 am

To reiterate a little bit of what Mike said, we don't do this to make money. In fact, we don't make money. We make enough to barely cover the cost of hosting and everything else is out of pocket because we enjoy what we do. It just is what it is. 8)
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Re: How does Kanzenshuu make money?

Post by majinwarman » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:12 pm

VegettoEX wrote:Kanzenshuu is not a business. The four of us all have "real" jobs outside of the website. We are not paid for or take any income from anything we do here.

We have small banner ads on the forum for users that are not logged in (and no ads on the website-proper). These roughly cover our monthly hosting fees (most of the time not covering them fully). We receive a few small donations each month, which help supplement that. All other costs (non-hosting tech costs, purchases, shipments, etc.) we just personally eat.
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