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Best way to monetize a chrome extension?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by frankweerasinghe, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. frankweerasinghe

    frankweerasinghe Regular Member

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    I have a chrome extension with 10000 daily pageviews (just started) from about 1000 users. What is the best method to monetize this traffic? Are there any popup ad networks which allows browser extension traffic? Any input will be highly appreciated.

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    Frank.
     
  2. Carepolice

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    A common method is to implement a donate button. Some of the most popular extensions (Adblock) utilize this method as their sole source of income and it works quite well for quality products.
     
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  3. frankweerasinghe

    frankweerasinghe Regular Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion :)

    Anymore suggestions guys?
     
  4. Kad77

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    Honestly the most common and easiest way is going to be a donate button like carepolice said but you could also even try the CPA networks that let your people do surveys so you get paid if they can't afford to donate it just takes a few minutes and they are helping support you! Hope this help a little more!!
     
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  5. Naveen257

    Naveen257 Regular Member

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    just hand the authority of the extension to me :p
     
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  6. Numbuh362

    Numbuh362 Elite Member

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    Just make a donate button
     
  7. HelloInsomnia

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    Also try Flattr, I doubt you will get many donations but at least if they have Flattr and their money is already spent then you might get a much higher percentage of people donating through there then you would through say Paypal. Also, doge coin, ltc and btc.
     
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  8. frankweerasinghe

    frankweerasinghe Regular Member

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    Thanks for all the suggestions guys :)
     
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  10. Sergey Skokov

    Sergey Skokov Newbie

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    There are many methods monetize browser extension: Affiliate links, Pinned banner, In-page banners, Intext Ads, etc. All depends on your audience, country, amount of your active users, etc.
     
  11. tomall92

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    It depends what kind of an extension it is IMO. Is it possible to make premium paid version with some additional features?
     
  12. Sergey Skokov

    Sergey Skokov Newbie

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    To begin, I would advise affiliate links, for example:
    iPhone6Plus.jpg
    Pages looks equally, links "iPhone 6 Plus" also looks equally, but in the second case you earn money.
     
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    blackhabit Newbie

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    Hello Sergey Skokov,

    Seems that you know a lot about extension monetization. I have seen you answers in some similar threads.

    Could you please send me a message as i would like to discuss how you could help me monetize our extension.

    Thanks
     
  14. TayaX

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    I agree with sergey. The problem is you might have some problem when you will have to explain your source of traffic to amazon/ebay etc etc.
     
  15. LisaHamilton

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    I just see that people are talking about a donate button so i think the same.. it works
     
  16. infoasian

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    Many extensions just replace publisher ads with their own. Freaks me out, but I guess it is an option.
     
  17. Sergey Skokov

    Sergey Skokov Newbie

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  18. delirious

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    use skimlinks or viglinks on pages they visit, earn commission on anything the users buy online.
     
  19. Sergey Skokov

    Sergey Skokov Newbie

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    hey, someone wants monetize own extension ? :D
     
  20. deadlocc

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    I would reach out to a extension monetization platform like Extension Labs: extlabs.io