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A New Door Opens

Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by thiggins, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. Dave Parker

    Dave Parker Senior Member

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    Thanks for your reply. From now on I'll login to my Amazon account thru the SNB link.
     
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  2. Internet Man

    Internet Man Senior Member

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    Do you know if your commission still applies if we change the URL to smile.amazon.com after following one of your referral links?
     
  3. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Nope, sorry.
     
  4. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    I agree that your skills are definitely worth more than minimum wage (if that)... and to the state of being the "webmaster" - it's not easy these days to get content in, keep things running, and make a decent living at it. And staying current on the industry - that's three, maybe four, jobs all in one...

    Consider Scott of "The Tech Report" and Anand of "Anandtech" - Scott's at AMD these days, and Anand is over at Apple - and I wouldn't consider either of those sites niche - but the reality is what it is... Niche (and a high end one) - realworldtech.com - David Kanter is an acknowledged expert in a deep technical field - and even he has had to split his time...

    I'm saying is you are not alone...

    Whatever the arrangement is - I think this is a win-win - Octoscope is getting a great partner and contributor with keen insight into the business.

    Best wishes for 2019
     
  5. Christos

    Christos New Around Here

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    Could you please add amazon.de to your affiliate program, for us who live in Europe.
    Thanks
     
  6. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Thanks for the thought. However, I added Canada and UK some time and the revenue is very small.
     
  7. Threska49

    Threska49 Regular Contributor

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    Sounds like the Patreon model then. The fact there's a direct link between money and results. No whim of the ad-man. No blockers too. Just people putting their money where their mouth is.
     
  8. parker55

    parker55 Occasional Visitor

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    What do you mean by advertisement ? I can see ads here is that other thing or you are saying to other not to post any selling product
     
  9. coxhaus

    coxhaus Part of the Furniture

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    I tried to leave my machine open to ads. The security issues with malware just got too bad so a couple of months ago I had to block ads. I realized I was cleaning my PC every 2 or 3 weeks. I even had DNS controlled.
     
  10. jalyst

    jalyst Senior Member

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    I'm sad to hear about this, anyone aware of any other places on the net;
    That are nearly as good as SNB was, when it comes to all things networking?
    Esp. for NAS analysis? WiFi analysis still seems to be chugging along a bit, NAS not so much.
    Hopefully Brave's model (BAT) or some variant, takes-off in coming years.:(
     
  11. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Jim Salter over on Ars is probably the best guy still reviewing Wi-Fi gear. But his reviews are less frequent than they used to be.
    Consumer NAS is pretty dead. Manfs have realized there is not much of a market there.
     
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