Looks like HotorNot has sold for a reported $20 million to Avid Life Media. That seems a bit high but it’s going to take some more sleuthing to find out what the actual number is.
I met James Hong a few years ago at a conference and we briefly talked about different revenue model options. At that time he was pondering the idea of changing over from paid to free.
I’m working with a virtual gifting company and have learned a lot about how HotorNot has made millions each year by allowing members to send each other virtual roses, some of which cost up to $10.
Who knew that clicking random pictures when you’re bored would be so entertaining, at least for two minutes. Ok, I’m bitter, I’ve had a photo on HotorNot for years and my average score never broke 6.2.
Love the quote from James:
Weâ€™ve been working on HotOrNot for seven years now, Itâ€™s time to break up with this girlfriend.