Last month (July) I kept a seperate PC running a Storj node online for 24/7. It used about 400GB of traffic and 290GB of storage space. Since it is a bonus period, my node’s earning should have been multiplied by 4. So my current earning, multiplied by 4 is… 11 Storj worth.
Current Storj price is $0.17 , so 11 Storj is = $1.87
By my calculations, the PC which runs the node used about $12 worth of electricity.
So if we take the hardware for free, internet for free, the time I used to setup, maintain and upgrade the node also for free. Then only pay the electric bill, It is 10 times more expensive to run a a Storj node 24/7 for a month than it actually pays out (even multiplied by 4).
Please explain: How is Storj profitable for node owners?