The Tip Jar as Revenue Model

This post to kuro5hin.org by the original author of a story that was distributed for free via kuro5hin but had a ‘tip jar’ attached that let readers donate if they felt so inclined has some interesting anecdotal observations on distributing free content online versus going through traditional publishing mechanisms. He eneded up making $760 in tips (US!) which seems pretty good to me – it’s hard not to think that his ‘reputation’ on kuro5hin didn’t have something to do with it. – SWL

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The Tip Jar as Revenue Model