When you're running a site, and you're four people, are on the kitchen, your operating expenses are relatively low. So traditionally, what we've done was we had a vey small sales force, and we sell some ads. You might see them on the site, and we just keep our operating expenses low so far and by doing that, we've been able to stay cash flow positive
for basically the entire existence
of the company.
After we took some money from this guy, we decided that it is OK to go a few months in casual negative. While(Jim)Barely any cash flow.Yeah, at a point,you know. Losing like a $100,000 a month, not millions. So, and then… Now we're back. And we do a lot of page views. I think that it's not something that you really think about, because you probably just think about this as a Stanford site.
But everyday, we do more than 200 million page views. I think recently were up to 230 million. By the end of,like two weeks from now or so. We're going to pass Google in page views. That's a lot,right? You don't normally think about it in that kind of application
. Like, I think, you know, I was pretty surprised when I heard that.
But when you have that many page views and that many people spending much time on the site. You can monetize
it pretty easily just by putting matters on there. The revenue
, we're generating over a million dollars a month in revenue, and well more, and that way covers our expenses, and we're not even doing anything cool yet.