How they do it: Mozilla doesn’t charge its users for the download or use of the software. However by using the software, Mozilla gets access to the users data and searches, which the company can then market to search engine operators and other advertisers.
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How they do it: Craigslist generates revenue through listing fees for certain categories such as jobs and apartments. Users can use the platform for free.
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How they do it: The advertising model, popular with industries such as media (radio, TV, websites), was adopted by Ryanair. If there is a flat surface anywhere on a Ryanair plane, chances are good that they have placed an advertisement on it. Advertisers can also place ads on the booking website, Ryanair.com.
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How they do it: In 2014, Pinterest generated its first revenue, when it began charging advertisers to promote their products to the site’s millions of users, consisting of hobbyists, vacation planners, and do-it-yourselfers. It generates revenue by displaying advertisements in the form of “Promoted Pins.” Promoted Pins are based on an individual user’s interests, things done on Pinterest, or a result of visiting an advertiser’s site or app (via re-targeting).
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