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I haven't checked Alexa rank of Minds.com for a while but it seems like this website was steadily growing over the past year. It's still in beta (not a final product) but if its growth will continue, it can become big. Why do I think it? Because it seems to be growing organically, not because of some hype - people seem to like the website and they find it valuable. And to be honest, I like it, too. They did a great job since I opened my account almost two years ago. _20170420_200215.JPG



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On 4/20/2017 at 9:50 PM, steevc said:

That's good growth, but I'm not hearing about it anywhere. USA seems to be the biggest market. What's their business model?


The only way I can see them making money is by selling points. Currently there is a price of $10 per 10,000 views and they claim it's a promo price to secure enough funds for future development (crowdfunding). There is also some monetization available for US customers - it doesn't work in my country - and I'm not sure if they take some % from advertising money displayed on your feed.

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