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Free Dating Sites : Why They Survive Even If You Do Not Have to Pay a Dime

Aug 12, 2008
Those owners who plan and establish free dating sites are sometimes quizzed about how they can afford to run a web site unless there is a charge placed against the members. In truth, it is probably more expensive to run a paid site than an unpaid site simply because the extras on the site cost more.

Company advertising

You may wonder how free dating sites are able to pay for the cost of running a web site if they don't charge fees to people to join and participate in the site. In fact, there are several ways that a successful free site can still make money for the site owner. For example, the web owner may sell advertising space on the site. This may include products of interest to the most likely visitors to the site or services similar to the free site, but that are linked to a paying web site. Businesses want to place advertising on active large web sites in order to be seen by the most people possible.

Donations

Similar to company advertising is the concept of donations to help support free dating sites. This can be companies or individuals that want to see the site succeed. It may be a company that is looking for some indirect advertising or public notice. An example of this funding method is when a web site designer wants a way to build a portfolio of successful web sites to use as advertising. He or she may donate all or part of the cost in order to use the site in their own advertising.

Revenue programs

Revenue programs such as pay-per-click can help to support free dating sites. Free sites include content that will bring visitors to the site where they can see links to take them to related sites that provide revenue programs. These usually are more successful when more people are visiting the web site and anything free usually brings people into the site. This way of supporting a free site is a little more passive and make take longer to implement, but can be a very effective revenue backup for a free site.

Sponsorship

Businesses that have product lines or services related to free dating sites will often sponsor part of the cost of running the web site. A good example of the sponsorship might be one of the cruise lines offering love boat type cruises. By sponsoring all or part of the cost of the site, the business may be allowed to place advertisements about its service or product for a lowered or zero cost. Somehow, the popular viewpoint is that a sponsorship of a page carries more weight than a simple advertisement on a page. This is true, even when the cost to the business is the same either way.

Vanity

Some people set up and fund sites, such as free dating sites, just to prove a point to themselves or to others that it can be done successfully. Sometimes these sites are wildly successful and if that happens, they can be sold for a good price to someone else in the future. The free sites can also be a lead in into another site that might be a niche audience, such as Asian dating or Spanish speaking dating. In the meantime, you can take advantage of the opportunities presented at zero cost to you.
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