Thursday, February 14, 2013

Blogonomics, Maria Popova edition | Felix Salmon [Reuters]

Economic value-add from Brain Pickings information value-add; see the full post for some controversial aspects
"Brain Pickings claims 1.2 million readers, and while they surely don’t buy as much stuff on Amazon as the Wirecutter’s readers do, even if they only spend one fifth as much, that would still work out to an income to Popova of more than $400,000 per year from Amazon alone. An anonymous blogger on Tumblr has done the math a couple of different ways: one comes out to $432,000 per year, and the other comes in at $240,000 per year. However you estimate it, Popova’s Amazon income would seem to be more than enough to keep her blogging even if all her tip-jar income dried up entirely."
Blogonomics, Maria Popova edition | Felix Salmon
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