So I was skimming through Zhihu when I saw a question "What do you think of the PR disaster that Qidian International is facing with the overseas WN community" and one of the anonymous answers was from an insider, and I found it very amusing. So I decided to translate it and put it here. ----------- From: Anonymous Fierce material from a deep throat. Whatever gods get out of my way. Be anonymous for personal safety. Do you have an idea how much money wuxiaworld is currently making? Millions of dollars just from ad rev! I'm not even talking about the donations and Patreon. Yeah, you are right, millions of dollars. You can just go look at the rank at Alexa. Look at how much traffic they are getting now... RWX and his translators are always bragging about a fifty-fifty split of profit by work after deducting operating expenses. It's wrong. The translators only get less than 20%. You can go grab Mr. RWX's collar and touch his big head ball and ask him. They used the translated chapters to run things like Patreon and VIP, you pay to see chapters before they are released to others. They got tens of thousands of dollar for that every month from each novel, and there are over 30 novels on their site... In a business society, everything is about money. Qidian broke up with WW exactly because WW don't want to share they profit to the poor authors... If you can make so much money from a business that costs nothing, you won't share it to anyone else... P.S. The translators have matured after all the cultivations these years. They don't translate only for personal interest anymore. I repeat, in a business society, everything is about money. WW has been recruiting translator by throwing money at them, digging talents, i.e. good translator on good projects from the other sites. They only looked for the best. Because they know the overall traffic is limited, and they don't want to let money fall on the others. They have recently headhunted some top translators from GravityTales, the second largest site. GGP the 18-year-old owner of the site cried like a baby and insulted all the ancestors of RWX in the community. But it didn't help. RWX's response was like "I have money, those chicks chose me, come bite me."... ---------- Very interesting indeed. I can't wait to share it with you guys.