AnimeKisa.tv Shuts Down, Says That Pirates Don’t Like to Pay or View Ads
A popular anime piracy site has thrown in the towel after issues with its funding mechanism could not be resolved. AnimeKisa had been receiving up to 20 million visits per month but its users preferred not to view lots of ads. The site switched to a donation model but when users failed to donate, the site was forced to switch itself off.
While many new pirate sites have a profit motive right from the start, simply getting a service up and running can be fun challenge for those with the right skills.
For operators with disposable income, a free-to-use site can offer all kinds of rewards other than money.
Building a community, meeting new friends, and doing something a little unusual can all yield rewards that money can’t buy. But the reality for most is that money doesn’t grow on trees and adulation from fans doesn’t pay website bills.
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