Instructables Alternative Revenue Strategies
At least once a month, we do an internal brainstorming session where we think up new things for Instructables. The focus of today's session is "alternative revenue strategies." Currently, Instructables is supported by a mix of brand and contextual advertising. If the economy goes into a state where fewer people are willing to spend money advertising on Instructables, how should we pay the bills?
Would you pay for a "pro-account" that had reduced advertising, or other features? What features are worth how much?
How about if you could leave a tip when someone answered a question really well?
Are you interested in kits or deals on supplies for projects? If so, where do you currently go looking for kits or supplies?
Also, in case you're worried, we're in good shape right now, and already have a plan B (and even a plan C!). Here, I'm hoping to tap into the community for some new ideas, and hopefully come up with some new things we haven't thought of before.