Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by consciousnesscreates, Jun 23, 2010.
How does Zynga make money?
Zynga? They dont make money, they are a charity like Red Cross.
Have you tryied their games? If yes, you wouldnt ask that.
i belive they sell baked goods .
Wanna make money like Zynga? Too bad. Too late into the industry. They're already sitting on it like champs.
They make money because of those stupid games (which I am embarrass to say, my husband plays...farmville). People will actually spend money on those little games.
$1. * users who plays those stupid games = Lots of money for Zynga.
I have to agree with Mr. Smith. Don't bother copying Zynga success. Maybe if you come up with something new (as in different...not another Farmville, etc. game) and improved, you *might* be able to make a bit of cash off of facebook.
Zynga has a three tier monetization model:
In-Game/In-Stream Advertising on a CPM basis
Virtual Currency based Upsells
Content Network Partnerships(Facebook paid them for awhile if I remember right)
Who said it's too late into the industry? it's far from late. There's still very big opportunity on this and i will be entering this too. What you need is addicting game and monetize from there.
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