I’ve flirted with the monetization of online content in various different forms. Naturally, you see the sole ad at the top of this page, which earns far south of a dollar per month. At one time, the full complement of advertisements on this pager earned north of $200 in a month. In the past, I’ve even built, written content for, and sold off turn-key web property. It wasn’t a money-making venture, but I really wanted to see and feel the process in full.
Turning to Quora, their constant messaging of “you’re invited to…” and “join monetization…” finally caught my attention so I looked into it. The idea is Quora offers a premium subscription – Qurora+ – that offers ad-free browsing of the site for $50 a year USD. Since the idea of people paying for content is something of an online unicorn, I wasn’t sure this was going anywhere.
But, I was curious, so I signed up.
Given my content on Quora stands at more than 800,000 views, it seems like there might be some potential for earnings.
I’ve gone back to answer a few more questions too. One of them, a seemingly innocuous one about whether Burger King flame-broils their burgers, is already at 30,000 views this week alone. I have no clue what the people what.
So far I’ve earned 5 cents. Elon’s status as the richest person on earth is safe.