Looking for a specific askme post about small, income generating websites. August 29, 2012 6:30 PM   Subscribe

Looking for an askme post that I am unable to locate.

The question was something like, "Can you point me to small websites that are ramen profitable for the owner and not really looking to be anything more than that?" The emphasis was on small sites that became primary sources of income for their creators, possibly by accident.

I believe it may have been prompted by Matt Haughey talking about work/life balance, so something from around that time frame?
posted by jsturgill to MetaFilter-Related at 6:30 PM (20 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

?

I am trying and failing to figure out what the ramen profitable is a typo for.
posted by elizardbits at 6:32 PM on August 29, 2012


I don't think it's a typo, elizardbits. I think it means "websites that can keep the owner supplied with ramen."
posted by cgc373 at 6:34 PM on August 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Maybe auto-correct has become self-aware and decided that it's hungry.
posted by Egg Shen at 6:34 PM on August 29, 2012 [9 favorites]


I don't think it is...I think it's like profitable enough to buy ramen but no more profitable than that, possibly VERY borderline living expenses.

I THINK I'm right but it may be my insane need to justify phrases like "ramen profitable".
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 6:34 PM on August 29, 2012


Ramen profitable.
posted by jsturgill at 6:36 PM on August 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


Hmm, nothing comes to mind (I didn't really use any Ask MeFi posts as jumping off points in my talk).
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:57 PM on August 29, 2012


huh, neato, TIL a thing.
posted by elizardbits at 6:58 PM on August 29, 2012


"Webcomics" has to be among the answers. Throw that into your google terms.
posted by DU at 7:06 PM on August 29, 2012


Part of the spin of the question might have been "side projects/hobby sites that unexpectedly led to..."
posted by jsturgill at 7:08 PM on August 29, 2012


Yeah or the phrase "lifestyle business" that some people use might be helpful. I can't remember this either.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:23 PM on August 29, 2012


Was it "What are some examples of small web apps that earn their creators a side-income? What are the stories behind them?" (A search for the words 'hobby' and 'income' turned this one up.)
posted by MonkeyToes at 8:15 PM on August 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I think that's the one. Thanks MonkeyToes.
posted by jsturgill at 8:55 PM on August 29, 2012


Between the ramen and the monkey toes I'm starting to get hungry.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 9:27 PM on August 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


Ah, garlic and herb brie on sweet Hawaiian rolls to the rescue.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 9:28 PM on August 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Not gonna lie, that sounds so good I just checked your location.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:02 PM on August 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


Not gonna lie, I'm totally stopping at the grocery store on the way in to work tomorrow.

...and then learning to code so I can build a ramen profitable app and/or site.
posted by batmonkey at 10:46 PM on August 29, 2012


Everybody Loves Ramen
posted by Eideteker at 5:50 AM on August 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


Someday I want to own like 30 ramen profitable sites so I can live like my neighbor.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:54 AM on August 30, 2012


Everybody Loves Ramen

One can canned chili + two packages of ramen = Bachelor Chow.
posted by y2karl at 11:35 AM on August 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Where I come from we just call them Instant Noodles.
posted by shelleycat at 12:29 PM on August 30, 2012


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