8/30/17 Open Thread: Monetizing AKC

Good Afternoon Gentlemen,

Due to the massive influx of new readers (thank you again, by the way), our server is running at near max capacity.  If we continue to grow, the site will begin to slow down.  As such, we will soon be upgrading our account to handle the additional traffic.

With this comes an important question: How to pay for the site?

We have reviewed our options and will begin implementing some of them as time permits (affiliate sales, AKC brand clothing, etc.), but we wanted to get your input on a few items on the list.

We want to keep A King’s Castle clean of annoying spam and ads, but we got to do what we need to keep the lights on here.  As such, we’d like to get your input on the following methods of generating some revenue to keep this site up:

  • Google Ads (or an equal equivalent)
  • Sponsored Posts
  • Patreon (or an equal equivalent)

Thanks again guys.

Author: Jak

Jak, married and father of three, seeks to help the Red-Pill Community take its next step past the petty cynicism and ineffectual anger. While he recognizes that men are significantly handicapped by the modern legal system and culture, he doesn't accept that traditional marriage is untenable in today's social climate. Rather, men must be willing to adapt to this new world by implementing new tactics and approaches to maintaining a balance of power. Jak is here to provide you with these lessons.

  • UnreconstructedConfederate

    I don’t think many here will begrudge you making a few sheckles, that’s what the interwebs are for, right?

    • We’re trying to strike a balance of methods that won’t be completely overlooked but aren’t going to hack off you dear viewers as well.

      • UnreconstructedConfederate

        You may not have known us long enough to call us “dear” yet.

        • Gotcha. Gotta buy you drinks first.

        • iBooB

          I like how the word “Castle” almost rhymes with “Asshole”.

      • La’darell Luthor

        I think a full page spam-ad on site entry would be fantastic. I know another site where it was extremely well received by it’s patrons.

  • Chip Baskets

    Sell kratom, duh.

  • Jim Johnson

    https://snugglenugget.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/no-spam-5.jpg

    I prefer Kratom, but sponsored posts are fine. Maybe sell something?

    BTW, I like the logo

    incepto ne desistam = May I not shrink from my purpose!

    • We plan on selling some eBooks and AKC brand clothing down the road. I also have some eBooks that I am an affiliate seller for that we’ll be linking soon.

      • Jim Johnson

        OT: I submitted an article for you to look over and possibly post.

        • Reviewing it now and once I’m done making some small tweaks we’ll put in on the posting schedule. We’re going to try to do guest posts on the weekends so it’ll post either this weekend or the next. Really like the article!

      • Art

        Ebooks! I heard there’s a great series called “Bang”…

      • cheeseburgercheeseburger

        I just hope the American Kennel Club doesnt sue you guys. Cant wait to buy my AKC-branded compound bow, Im gonna look sexy on the subway

    • I’d be designing shirts and such. I designed the logo. Thanks!

  • Sponsored posts and AKC clothing would be how I would hit it

    • You can’t fool me. I know why you guys want a sponsored post!

      • Weelllllll….

      • Art

        Kratom, damnit.

  • B1k3_Ch41N

    4. Mike Chang

  • B1k3_Ch41N
    • Jim Johnson

      I don’t know why he is complaining about having only one pedal. Like he would have need of the other one.

      • EastsideProphet

        On the side opposite his one leg, perhaps? I feel pretty horrible that the mental image is comical.

    • UnreconstructedConfederate

      He should change his name to Lucky.

    • Petruccio

      I assume he’s got both of his nuts. He should count his blessings.

  • UnreconstructedConfederate

    If I had a popular website I wouldn’t think twice about selling a little advertising on it to put a little wampum in my wallet. Seeing the ads at the bottom or sides don’t bother me however the ones that pop up from the bottom while scrolling piss me off so bad I want to kick puppies and take Kratom away from poor people.

    • Yes, the ads that follow you around or pop up incessantly are annoying. We definitely aren’t going that route.

  • La’darell Luthor

    Oy vey, Goyim. You must demand tribute and shekels from all the goyim that frequent this site.

    • L’UltimoConservatore

      And double shekels from anyone with Luthor in their name. 🙂

    • iBooB

      U mad bro?

      • La’darell Luthor

        iBoob, are you denying the Holocaust?!

        • iBooB

          I am the Holocaust.

  • Ainigmaris Thales

    If you do ads, I recommend really trashy ads. Ads for porn or some shit so at least they have hot chicks in them. Everybody likes hot chicks, except bem.

    • CEO of Kratom

      Only if these ads have links to hardcore porn. If it isn’t 2 girls, 1 cup or Beastiality, it won’t quite get the rocks off.

      • Art

        So, Kratom it is.

    • UnreconstructedConfederate

      He said if you ever saw him with an ugly woman it’s because she was kinfolk.

  • dckhead_con_artist

    Setup a GoFund me account. Men are being repressed therefore it is a human rights issue. Put the UN symbol somewhere in there to make it legit, or make money from Real Doll Sponsorship .

  • L’UltimoConservatore

    Mousepads with that logo! I’d get a few. 😀

  • Lou Skunt

    Do whatever is necessary to monetize it – it’s only business. We’re all running Adblock Plus, right?…

    • L’UltimoConservatore

      And using Brave or something else (not Google) with NoScript and a host of other security plugins. 😀

      And probably a VPN.

      Maybe even Tor if you’re extra paranoid.

  • Bart Manson ✓ᵂʰᶦᵗᵉ

    How much do you figure you would need from each person on average per month for this site to pay for itself?

    • La’darell Luthor

      Bout tree fiddy.

      • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

        “yo got fiddy cent”
        –AKC Admin

        • “I just need some money for gas to get home to my sick momma. My car is broken down on the interstate a couple miles back.”
          –Druggies that’d knock on my apartment door back in college

        • La’darell Luthor

          Hey Hippo, what was that pizza place you suggested in the city a while back?

  • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

    “•Sponsored Posts
    •Patreon (or an equal equivalent)”
    Sponsored Posts and Patron? YES! Bring on the Kratom and Tequila!

  • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)
    • Doxx NoMore ReeLee

      The thin line between cheapo and cheap hoe…

      • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

        nice

  • Consolation_of_Philosophy

    Do all 3: keep the lights on! And it was very cool of you to put it to us for feedback.

    But treat Google ads as gravy, rather than as the sustaining income stream– even if it is the most lucrative. That company is becoming increasingly untrustworthy, and they are establishing a pattern of using their patronage to influence what is or is not discussed.

    • Thanks for the feedback. We might use Good ads, but like you said, we aren’t planning on it providing much revenue and aren’t treating it as our primary source of income.

  • Boothe

    I agree with Consolation_of_Philosophy, do all three and hedge your bets in case goo-grrl takes a dump on the site. Ads don’t bother me. I can ignore them. Do what you need to do to keep this venue open. And thank you for providing it.

  • UWOTM8

    Google is the devil. That is all.

    • L’UltimoConservatore

      Don’t be evil!

      🙂