Alternative profitable business models for Web-based commerce.

This is a list of 5 business models for web-based commerce that do not require depending on advertising:

1. Collect donations or ask for money for public appearances in advance - see .

2. The Flickr model - charge people for a premium model.

3. The Bandcamp/Humble-Bundle model - pay what you want (people can be very

4. The cloud model - pay for hosting or a MMORPG account
(World-of-Warcraft/etc.) or whatever.

5. Pay to liberate - collect money to make a CC-by-nc-sa work CC-by/etc.

6. Sell merchandise - Merchandising .

7. One can also set up non-intrusive ads like those provided by , but I doubt they'll be profitable.

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