At the moment this website is being funded by myself, Hayward.
Running a community website requires a great deal of system resources and me-hours to keep it running. At the moment my costs to date are $40 per month to run this server, not including my time for the development and administration. Then there’s the one off cost for the plug-in that makes 80% of this all possible, that cost me $50 and will cost me additional $30 every six months (I’m still waiting to hear back about that).
My total out of pocket expenses this month are: $90 (give or take a few dollars)
Any money raised through this page goes directly into the community website funding pot. That means whatever is left over, carries over into the following month or gets spent on upgrades etc. We will also use additional funds for giveaways and community member only lotteries etc. Ultimately though, any money made STAYS in the community.
What’s in it for you ?
It goes without saying that your donation will ensure the continuation of this website. At some point my financial situation may change for the worse, and trust me it’s not that great right now. If that happens, then I’ll have to make some cuts. Hopefully it will never come to that.
As a thank you all donations small or large, will get the verified button (blue circle , white tick) next to their name. Any donations over $5 will also get a couple of laptop stickers sent out in the post (optional of course). For larger donations you can request your own dedicated podcast page with custom players, decent upload space and all that jazz. Although it must be made clear that donations are made in good faith and you expect nothing in return, or I respectfully ask that you don’t make a donation at all. I don’t want to be in a position where I’m called out on short changing someone, when all I’m trying to do is keep a community server online.
If you want to contact me directly my email is [email protected]