How To Monetise Online Content

How To Monetise Online Content

Last week our affiliated meetup group Pivotal Tribes held its latest event at Google Campus in Shoreditch, sponsored by Gannons Solicitors (a commercial law firm focused on entrepreneurs) and FreeAgent (accounting software for small businesses and freelancers).

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The panel comprised the following, each of whom have built up profitable web properties for different audiences (coincidentally none of the panelists have ever looked for or taken on any outside finance):

• James Eder, Founder of Student Beans, a lifestyle portal for university students that with over 1 million unique visitors each month is the UK’s top website for 16-24 year olds.

• Alex Aldridge, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Legal Cheek, the UK’s most widely read legal blog.

• Julie Falconer, Founder of the A Lady in London luxury travel and lifestyle blog and, a network of global travel destination guides that provide practical information and insider tips for independent travelers.

• Paul Staines, Founder of the UK’s leading political blog Guido Fawkes, Co-Founder of Wess Digital and Managing Director of MessageSpace, a digital advertising, media-buying and political campaigning agency.

You can watch the video below to find out what questions were put to the panel, how they answered them and what gems of wisdom and insight came out of the discussion:

Here are some of the tweets from me and others at the event:

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