View Poll Results: What do you think is the best way to fund the site?

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  • Patreon Subscription

    1 5.56%
  • Paypal donations (ideally twice a year)

    10 55.56%
  • Sell ad space

    6 33.33%
  • Other (please explain)

    1 5.56%
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Thread: RSP Funding Questions...

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    Administrator Ian Jane's Avatar
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    RSP Funding Questions...

    OK, so server fees just came due and the Amazon referral links don't even cover 10% of that cost.

    So at this point, I need to look at ways to monetize the site in the least obnoxious way possible because while I'm currently handling all of the costs myself, it's considerably more since moving to the newer (and obviously far better) server than the one we were using a year ago.

    So, if you don't mind, please let me know what YOU think is the best way to do this.
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    Ad space and donations would work. Get some Flesh Light ads on here.
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    I have no idea how much server fees are or what you'd get from selling ads but I wouldn't mind having targeted advertising here. A Banner with the latest Mondo Macabro release for instance wouldn't be unwelcome. If there was a "donate here" button somewhere on the site I'd happily kick in every so often as well.
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    sell used undies. big money to be made with that market...

    i like this site so if you setup a paypal then i'll contribute

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dom D View Post
    I have no idea how much server fees are or what you'd get from selling ads but I wouldn't mind having targeted advertising here. A Banner with the latest Mondo Macabro release for instance wouldn't be unwelcome. If there was a "donate here" button somewhere on the site I'd happily kick in every so often as well.
    Targeted ads would be good, but if it came down to Paypal donations, I wouldn't mind donating a little if it would help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JLG View Post
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    sell used undies. big money to be made with that market...
    True. Belle Delphines make a fortune and they'd be tiny. No telling what Ian's would fetch on the open market.
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    Targeted ads and donation button. When I had my Lina site, once a year or so, some random unknown person would make a donation. Might as well do it.
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    Targeted ads are cool, donate button, also.

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    I can whitelist this site but I prefer donations. Accept cryptocurrency though.
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    Administrator Ian Jane's Avatar
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    Thanks, all. I'll give it a few more days for others to chime in and then set something up.

    As to what it costs to run the site, I've no problem being 100% transparent here - hosting fees are $629.24 every six months (so $1258.48 a year). There are additional expenses like mailing screeners, software and the like and there will be some programming needed soon (vBulletin 4 is no longer supported so they're basically forcing me to upgrade to 5 and the last time I did that it blew up so I think it might be best to pay a proper programmer to do it) but hosting fees are definitely the bulk of the expense involved in keeping the lights on here.
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