We use tens of services on the web, our phones and everything digital, but have you ever wondered how some companies have no advertisements and yet make money? It is something I have always wondered and this website, How They Make Money explains it all, how they make money and whether it is profitable or not.

Some are already known for instance Apple’s App Store takes 30% of apps purchased and Google’s Android apps do the same as well as in-app ads in order to make apps free and generate even more money, similar approaches, different outcome. On the other hand, Instagram is free and the creators make no money out of it at all, that is till Facebook bought them.

Do check out their website, just click on the logo of the service and you’ll get the details in short, it is very interesting for those of us who kept wondering, also scroll below for a selection which we made.

 

 

Apple App Store:
makes money by
- ROYALTIES
- ADVERTISING
30% to Apple, 70% to developers.

 

 

 

 

Google Chrome:
makes no money

 

 

 

 

Google Android:
makes money by
- ROYALTIES
- ADVERTISING
30% to google, 70% to developers and in-app ads.

 
 
 


 
 
Twitter:
makes money by
- ADVERTISING

 
 
 

 

 
Amazon Kindle:
makes no money
in fact, they lose money buy selling Kindles
but gain more from selling their digital books.