helleborine - 12:30 am on Nov 5, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: incrediBILL at 6:07 pm (utc) on Nov 5, 2012]
That's exactly what I've been doing for a decade. However, I need to "give away content for free" from my website in order to make the enterprise economically viable.
If the content is given away for free on other people's websites, like Ben Silbermann's website (Pinterest), then Ben will make money off my work, not me.
I do have empirical evidence that is satisfactory to me enough to act upon, that having my content all over Pinterest hurts my traffic, it doesn't help it. I got a handful of visitors from Pinterest, but lost thousands. YMMV.
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[edited by: incrediBILL at 6:07 pm (utc) on Nov 5, 2012]