Ternovskiy has no plans to sell Chatroulette, and his clever thinking to solve the naked man issue shows he has the capacity to work through the issues: I just didn’t want to take investments–I feared that if I did the deals, my ideas would get pushed away.There are still offers, but they’re valued proportionally less than offers back then, in terms of our traffic.Though helping to create buzz on the site initially (for better or worse), they were also a bandwidth drain, often nexting through as many as 800 users in just 15 minutes.According to Ternovskiy, Chatroulette is now earning 0,000 per month due to its refined business model and content-control system–all from “naked men.” That’s triple the site’s monthly “mainstream” or “normal” revenue, as Ternovskiy refers to it.Others have blamed the site’s decline on its pornographic content–it’s estimated one in every eight chats yielded R-rated material.Ternovskiy still believes he can reclaim Chatroulette’s prominence and VC interest.
But Chatroulette doesn’t just ban the indecent user, it redirects them to an adult website.
While most people would think Ternovskiy crazy for not taking the money and running, he looks to have turned the site around.
Those naked men, of which there are thought to be around 50,000 per day, are now earning Chatroulette 0,000 per month. Ternovskiy introduced a content control system and figured out how to make each naked man a revenue stream.
More and more men were removing their clothes before loading up the site, and while at first that formed free publicity that attracted users to see what the fuss was about, eventually other users just didn’t appreciate it.
It is thought that around 60% of the traffic Chatroulette saw at the height of its popularity has now gone, while the naked men have remained.