How Internet Companies Really Make Money [Interactive Infographic]

How Online Companies Really Make Money

The Internet is truly a dream. Any information at any time, at any place, at a minimum cost.

But there is still a paradox.

Once you open your profile on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, internet users can access large information repository.

Wikipedia is probably the biggest encyclopedia of information which we approach for free.

The user can listen the music for free via Spotify service, watch videos on YouTube, download mobile apps on iTunes, open a free website on the WordPress platform and advertise on Craigslist.

And there is the giant Google.

The Internet is truly a dream. Any information at any time, at any place, at a minimum cost. But there is still a paradox.

The paradox lies in the fact that a large number of services on the Internet is free of charge, but the companies that provide these services still make huge profits.

As you can imagine, advertising and subscriptions are two main sources of income for many of these companies.

It also encourages the phenomenon known as the freemium model. The point is that a company can provide its basic service for free, but for some additional options user has to pay a certain amount.

For example, Dropbox offers 2 GB of free space to store the data, and if the user wants more space, he must pay.

The following interactive graphic display was developed by SEER Interactive and designed by O3 World.

Interactive infographics below describe how the most popular Internet companies in the world make money and also reveals which of them are profitable and which are not.

Have success story to share?

I know success doesn’t come overnight, but it would be great to share what’s working for you when it comes to making money online.

Or maybe you have some paradox story 8O !?

Let us know in the comments below …

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