17 Mar '14, 1am

What I learned by switching to Bitcoin donations instead of traditional ads.

6 days ago I posted http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/202pts/im_taking_the_ads_off_my_popular_website_and/ ) about taking all the ads off my website ( http://www.spaceindustrynews.com ) and replacing them with donation links for BTC. I plan on doing this for 6 months and at that time if I'm not making enough money to keep the servers up I'll have to switch back to a traditional model.Here's a recap of what has happened and what I've learned so far from my experience. I've received some very positive feedback about my move away from traditional advertising to a donation based format. I've been contacted by numerous people in the industry ( NASA, etc. ) about this. They are truly intrigued and didn't really understand how I was going to keep the lights on. The BTC community has been overwhelmingly supportive through this transition as well. I've gotten so many PMs fro...

Full article: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7412174

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