This page will answer all your questions on how How to Love Comics is funded.
Why Is How to Love Comics Free?
The goal of How to Love Comics is to help those new to comics and expand the comic book readership. As a result, I want to make content on the website freely accessible so that these goals can be achieved. There’s no point in having it behind a paywall or charging for it if people cannot get the easily get the answer they seek.
How Is How To Love Comics Funded?
That being said, How to Love Comics does have a few revenue streams which help fund the website. These are:
How to Love Comics displays a small selection of non-obtrusive banner advertisements. These appear below the main banner and at the top of the sidebar.
Depending on the advertiser, the revenue from these adverts is based on the number of times they have been displayed or if a visitor has clicked on a given banner ad.
How to Love Comics also features affiliate links throughout various articles.
When a visitor clicks on one of these links it will take them to eBay. In the background, your device will download a special cookie file that will track if you make a purchase on the website. How to Love Comics will receive a small percentage (approximately 5%) of eBay’s revenue from the sale of any purchases made from a click within 24 hours.
What Is The Money Used For?
The revenue that comes from banner advertising and eBay referrals is funnelled back into the operation of the website – including the following:
- Web hosting fees
- Domain name fees
- Reading materials that are used to research articles on the website