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Anyone know of people making money with "donation-based" or "ad-based" software? ? ? ? ? ?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by tony-raymondo, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. tony-raymondo

    tony-raymondo Junior Member

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    I noticed more and more software now going to ad-based or donation-based.

    GetPaint.net is an example

    http://getpaint.net

    These guys obviously spent HEEPS of time and money developing this... And its free. So is it really paying off for them...?

    Moreover, the ads seem to be only on their website - not the program itself...

    It seems that the purposefully make it VERY hard to find the correct 'download' button when you're on their website. Its hard to NOT click an ad... haha

    Anyway, whats the deal here...?

    I was about to release a little app and was wondering if going 'ad-based' is a viable way.

    Ideas?

    Thanks!