How does Slimjet make money?

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danielson
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How does Slimjet make money?

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Other than donations, how does Slimjet survive financially?

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oftentired
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Re: How does Slimjet make money?

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On the toolbar, the Shop at Amazon and Shop on eBay buttons will appear on the toolbar after you visit the associated website. They generate a small amount. I don't know if it is per click or just having them in the browser. And I don't know how much.

There is a "log" of some sort that tracks that they have been sent to the toolbar, and they are supposed to only show up the one time. And, then you would either leave the icon there or adjust the toolbar to send them away.

On some of the major updates, and if you uninstall everything and then re-install during troubleshooting, they will appear again the next time you hit one of those websites.

Also, I think there may be some advertisement on the Slimjet website, but I've not really paid attention to that.
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Re: How does Slimjet make money?

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On the toolbar, the Shop at Amazon and Shop on eBay buttons will appear on the toolbar after you visit the associated website.
A feechur which is easy to turn off on the level of the individual button.

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danielson
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Re: How does Slimjet make money?

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Imagine Slimjet search must help a bit too?
Ebay icon doesn't bother me much.
If it helps any to leave it there, so be it.

Facebook off for sure! :)

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