Forums don't pay bills, they are a bill.
CathInfo, being a successful, well established forum, at least pays its own expenses. But it barely qualifies as a side income at this point. It earns enough to pay the Internet bill, and part of the electric bill. That's it.
The income is about 40-50% of what it once was. Note I didn't say traffic, I said income. I'm not exactly running a blog or website that talks about technology, visited by gadget freaks with money to donate, spend, etc.
Even Indult or Novus Ordo Catholics have better incomes, more money, and are more worldly (as a group) than the "serious, 7-day-a-week Trad Catholics" I target here on CI.
Trads are notoriously old, broke and un-materialistic as a group. Keep in mind, Trads don't practice birth control, and they are more likely than average to believe in, and practice, traditional gender roles (read: SINGLE INCOME HOUSEHOLD). Serious Trad Catholic beliefs close off many (more lucrative) employment opportunities which a Novus Ordo Catholic wouldn't have a problem pursuing. Long story short, Trads usually have many other goals besides "make as much money, and live as well, as I can!" They know when to say "enough" where money is concerned. They are more likely to homeschool (which costs money). I could go on with many other reasons why Trads are statistically poorer than most.
If I was looking for a way to earn money, I should have chosen ANY OTHER MARKET than the Trad market. Obviously this group is close to my heart (because I'm part of it) or I never would have bothered.
That's why I have to laugh at the idiots here and there who claim it's all about the money for me. They have no idea how little CathInfo earns, or how much time & trouble it has cost me over the years. They are simply ignorant and don't know what the ...heck... they're talking about.