So the way Living Story episodes work is you just need to log in once before the next release to "unlock" the episode for free. Otherwise, you have to pay with gems.
So most active players just get it for free, meaning Arenanet gets little revenue from the sales.
Generally, you want to be able to convince people to come back to the game for a new release. Most games run promotions for new and returning players, to win back old customers and secure new ones. Guild Wars 2 does the opposite, and charges for content others got for free.
There's a lot of people coming back after 2 years, 4 years, 5 years, only to realize that the game is locked behind two paywalls. Not just the expansion(which is understandable), but also living story.
Personally, while I was inactive/quit, I still logged in like once a month to get the stories. So coming back, I realized there was an insane amount of new content to experience. Dozens of new maps, story missions, raids, strike missions, fractals, etc.... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hey everyone, Dave Nash here. Today I’m going to pull back the curtains on the operations of my e-commerce brand. I know that /r/entrepreneur hates when only revenue is posted so I’m going to give you the real behind-the-scenes numbers of a profitable ecom operation. It was founded in Feb 2019.
We’re based on Shopify and use a variety of apps to sell our products online. My products come from China and are imported to the US. The inventory is stored at a 3rd party logistics warehouse and they ship out the orders for us. Most of our traffic comes from Facebook and Instagram ads, with a small chunk from email/organic/snapchat/google.
For this post, we’re going to focus on operations for the month of June. Let’s get right into it!
UNOFFICIAL PROFIT/LOSS STATEMENT JUNE 2020
Payment Processing Fees: $2,474.57
Net Sales: $67,010.79
GROSS MARGIN: $41,020.26
Opera... keep reading on reddit ➡
I learned this from a comment on r/CampingandHiking and I thought it was worth sharing here. If you buy an interagency annual pass at a park, the park gets to keep most of the revenue for maintenance and other projects. This is a great way to support your favorite park or monument, especially if it's a small site that doesn't get much revenue.
Controversy in soccer, tennis, basketball, etc. highlights that most female athletes make less money than male athletes. However, they’re often paid similar percentages of the revenue they generate - the inequality is because women’s sports don’t bring in as much revenue.
Suppose a company made two products: one with wide appeal, say, ice cream, and one with more niche appeal, say, quinoa. The company hires salespeople to sell each product and pays everyone 30% commission. Of course the ice cream salespeople will earn more money because they sell more ice cream because more people want ice cream than quinoa. It has nothing to do with who’s a better salesperson, it’s just based on their market share. No one would say that’s unfair just because they both have the title “salesperson”.
So if male and female athletes in a given sport are paid the same percentage of their organization’s revenue, how is that unfair?
English isn't my first language, I'm from Colombia. Yet, I want to share my history with you.
Back in 2008, I was finishing my last year in high school. In that year I got a job as a salesman in a small home appliance business. The owner was a successful businesswoman, but in recent years she was struggling to be profitable due to bad deals, employee robberies, and lack of flexibility to adapt his product portfolio to the customer's needs.
the business was specialized in fans and air conditioners and my boss bought them in the port, due to that, she was away 80% of his time.
In the beginning, I realized that customers were not looking only for fans, but home appliances like stoves, refrigerators, TVs, and others. Yet, my boss was skeptical, she had been selling fans for 20 years and was reluctant to include other products in his portfolio.
In my first month in the job, she couldn't pay me, so I proposed to her to let me sell other products in the store, in that way, she shouldn't... keep reading on reddit ➡
I don’t know what’s crazier, ZM’s meteoric rise or what they’re currently priced at.
Either way, a crazy stat nonetheless.
As the title says someone just copied the song and submitted it to TuneCore (I am at Distrokid). He's collecting revenue via YouTube's contentID. Funny that TunesCore claim overwrites my distrokid contentID claim. Now he's getting all the money. What should I do? Mail TuneCore? Or Distrokid...what about the "lost" revenue. Need help fast...
Our burn is $65k /month (~$720k a year). This includes all expenses and payroll (CEO salary is not calculated here).
The CEO (also the founder) has 100% equity. He has a family.
The median salary in my city is $42k.
Thoughts? I’m trying to figure out what’s too low and what’s too high.
YouTube could make ASMR its own video category and then all advertisers would have to make separate ads that are whispered. Listening to a relaxing video and then suddenly getting an ad like “BUY THIS PRODUCT NOW!” is quite jarring. I think this change would benefit advertisers and artists alike.
I’m starting to see more and more purpose in sharing my story.
Long time lurker, first time posting. Never liked long paragraphs filled with tons of fluff - so I’m gonna keep it short and meaningful.
Parents own your typical brick-and-mortar, service-based storefront. Was financially struggling for quite some time and was on the verge of collapsing altogether, due to not evolving along with the world and adopting digital ways of business.
Me, a former finance professional at a Corporate-America company, quit my passionless job — to save the family business.
Knew the ways to revive the business was through:
I picked up and learned everything I could about digital marketing and digital leverages in hopes of saving the business with them.
The milestones along the journey:
Learned from competitors' strength and capitalized on their weaknesses.
**Marketing... keep reading on reddit ➡
Server cost is usually not a concern for most funded startups, but for a bootstrapped SaaS product like ours, it was important to have an AWS bill that is easy on the pocket and a little more proportional to the MRR.
To that end when we started superlemon.xyz one of the first things I did was to find ways to consume the least amount of resources on the cloud. We currently serve a traffic of ~ 250 requests per second with our AWS setup.
Most applications require certain common cloud resources and these include:
I will now go through each of these resources and talk about both the expensive way and the cheap way to implement them
When it comes to compute instances, most people go with AWS EC2 instances. EC2 instances are the safest choice to make for running server applications as they are highly con... keep reading on reddit ➡
> The NBA has already lost an enormous amount of money during the two months in which the season has been suspended, but that is only the beginning. As the league grapples with potentially reopening in order to hold a postseason, it has to consider the enormous financial ramifications of what canceling the season might mean. > > According to The Athletic's Sam Amick, approximately $900 million in television revenue would be lost if the NBA canceled the playoffs. That does not include the revenue that will be lost from local television deals if the regular season does not resume. Regional sports networks are owed at least 70 games in those deals, and most teams are currently in the mid-60s. > > Even if the league were to resume the regular season and get to 70 games in order to satisfy those contracts, there is still the matter of... keep reading on reddit ➡
It took me three months! It was HARD, but not impossible.
My first store basically failed but i was determined to make my 2nd store profitable. I made 1k in sales so far since April 20th and i just want to say...damn it feels good. My profit margins were 50% because i used Instagram as the sole source of traffic and didnt use paid ads.
This is just the beginning folks! Im so excited.!
A bit of Retargeting, a bit of Email, a bit of SMS and some more...
I am going to break it down for you below.
In this specific case TOF (Top Of Funnel) cold traffic is coming from Facebook.
It is a DROPSHIP product, targeting is 70% USA | 30% UK.
Let's first see the channels that brought back 43% of the Total Revenue:
 _ Facebook Retargeting - CR = 4.32% | $51,048.60 (11.20%)
Most people usually start with a discount, which still work
My first Retargeting Ad will be a follow up with a simple text
"Hey, a quick reminder, if you have some questions or need help, let us know"
 _ Email - CR = 17.13% | $29,793.78 (6.53%)
In this case this is a simple EXIT INTENT Pop Up that offers 10% OFF one time.
Usually if you average time on page is 40sec, I would set the Mobile Pop Up reveal at 30sec.
 _ Facebook Ad Post Comments - CR = 4.50% | $26,889.28 (5.90%)
Often overlooked, but super powerful.
I simply trained a VA in 2 days on how to a... keep reading on reddit ➡
Surely companies getting ads on TFATK wre savvy enough to see they aren't getting as much exposure as advertised?
Surely Showltime can see Brandon's numbers are inflated on Blow the Bellend?
Surely his management team can see his sosha meeda reach isn't has wide as he'd like you to think?
Do all these people actually see through it and pay them according to the real stats? Brandon is a numbers guy after all
>Following NVIDIA’s positive first fiscal report, green stocks have hit an all-time time high of $361 per share. A few days back, NVIDIA reported its first-quarter earnings, satiating both investors as well as industry analysts. NVIDIA’s overall revenue grew by 39% YoY, bolstered by a strong data-center business and a healthy gaming market. Both markets saw notable gains, but the former was the highlight with a massive growth of 80% YoY, crossing the $1B mark for the first time.
• Alcoholic Beverage Tax • Entertainment Tax • Amusement Tax • Motor Vehicle Ownership Registration Tax • Parking Tax • Parking Sales Tax • Tobacco Tax • Hotel Tax • Municipal Income Tax • (Higher) Property Tax • Fuel Tax • Gaming Tax • Insurance Premium Tax • Resource Revenue • Road Pricing • (Higher) Development Levy [I CAN SUPPORT THIS!] • Municipal Land Transfer Tax • Municipal Sales Tax • (Higher) Enmax Fees • (Higher) Provincial Taxes (they want a share) • (Higher) Federal Taxes (they want a share) • (Another) Business Tax • (Yet Another) Business Tax • Tourist Tax • Small Home-Business Tax • Golf Course Tax • Uber Tax • Scooter Tax • Billboard Advert Tax
Many of the same items that Council wanted to get the power to tax are back again [from when the previous Provincial govt setup the City Charters]. But the NDP never gave new taxing powers under the Charters. Current Provincial govt scrapped the City Charters entirely.
Does Council ever think of alternative strategies to bri... keep reading on reddit ➡
I recently dug into to AAPD's policies and budget (which you can read here), but it made me want to do a similar analysis for Washtenaw County. In this post, I'd like to provide insight on the County's budget (with a focus on policing / County Sheriff) for others, like me, who had never looked at city & county budgets before. I'm hoping with this information we can start to advocate for a well-rounded budget & set of policies that best represents what the community values.
Note: if you haven't spent time on Washtenaw County's website, I encourage you to check it out. It's easy to navigate and there's a ton of information available. It's probably one of the better websites I've poked around in recent days/weeks.
Washtenaw County is policed by the following departments, which would all have their own funding... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm not looking for something generic like "increasing revenue".
What are some specifics day to day challenges? making sustainable omnichannel campaigns? etc...
My family just inherited 350 acres after my grandfather passed away. My grandfather generated revenue in two main ways: leasing some of the land to farmers / hunters and growing hybrid day-lilies.
Now that he’s passed, the day-lilies no longer grow but farmers and hunters pay enough to cover the taxes for the land.
Some relevant information:
Karnataka revenue minister R Ashok, celebrated his birthday on Wednesday July 1 in style. He arranged a party in violation of the night curfew imposed by his own government.
The birthday party was held in a private hotel located near Kaimara here. People are now raising pointed questions to the minister who had said in the past that infection proliferates because of night parties.
Ashok had arranged for a dinner party of ministers on his birthday. Ministers including Jagadish Shettar, C T Ravi and Sathish Reddy reportedly took part in the party.
The people want to know from the minister whether coming together for dinner is necessary by violating the night curfew order. They are questioning the preferential treatment given to politicians as against common people by the concerned. They also want to know how far the people who frame the rules are right in breaking them with impunity.
[https://www.daijiworld.com/news/newsDisplay.aspx?newsID=726034](https://www.daijiworld.com/... keep reading on reddit ➡
Courtesy: Ramachandra Guha's article in The Wire
I have gone to other states (CA and WA) where they have dispensaries, and it's like living in the future. The facilities are all VERY nice with professional staff. Those states are raking in money from these sales, seeing less crime because dealers no longer have any business, and it hasn't turned these places into dystopian hellscapes with addicts everywhere as some might fear. It saddens me that we can't live in modern times like those places. But hey, consider this all in today's context. The economy is going to be hit hard by this, so maybe the state could reconsider it's position on this as it's looking at ways to make up for lost revenue soon.
Month 6 is in the bag. Starting to ride that passive income wave and improve the overall ROI on my site now - a lot can happen in 6 months!
You can see previous updates here if you want (but it's rinse and repeat each month, I just publish content):
For those seeing this for the first time; this site is basically an exercise in targeting low comp keywords, ranking content, and monetizing with ads.
If you want to see all the traffic and earnings screenshots for this month - you can check out this post on my blog.
Here are the stats to date:
|Mth||# articles||# pageviews||Ezoic $||AdSense $||Amazon $||Total $|
Starting July 1, Canada Revenue Agency’s prescribed rate falls back to 1%, where it's been at 2% since April 2018. This is the rate you use when loaning to a spouse -- this is advantageous if they are in a lower tax bracket than you, so they invest the money from the loan and pay less tax on the dividends, interest or capital gains. You pay tax on the interest you collect from the loan annually, but as a whole you both come out ahead.
A reminder - COVID-19 is going to destroy the city’s budget. Back in April, Tory suggested that the pandemic would cost the city’s budget between $1.5 billion and $2.74 billion. On a $13.5 billion operating budget, we’re looking at a 13% to 20% loss in revenue. Also, the city cannot run a deficit by law. So the city budget is going to contract 13% to 20%.
Maybe there will be bailout money from Ottawa or Queens Park. It’s going to have to be at least a billion dollars to actually help.
By committing to not reducing the police budget by 10%, we’ve double shafted the rest of the city’s services. The police budget is the single largest line item - and if it stays the same, the remaining budget has to work harder to cover up the cop’s share of our budget shortfalls.
IOW, the commitment to never cutting the police budget is going to look a lot different in a few months time when the... keep reading on reddit ➡