Winning Unlimited wrote:
Winning Unlimited wrote:
Every hit count to this forum triggers the Curt Price advertisement plugs that contribute to his Blues tickets fund.
Any balance sheet I show you will have me very deep in the red in this site.
And I have no ticket fund...unless you want to start one for me.
How far into the red? On a scale from goon conservative red to rock bottom worst case scenario detroit red.
Back in the day (maybe 5-6 years ago or so) , when I had the LGB Booster donation option... a nice handful of guys donated to the site... $5, $10, $20 a piece.
Over time, donations dropped off, which is to be expected.
A couple guys contacted me and donated a nice amount this year, which was much appreciated.
When I redesigned the site a while back, I took down the LGB Booster donation page and planned on revamping it a bit. But I never got around to that and it's been down ever since. I need to get that back up as every once in a while someone asks about donating.
I've said before that I want to get that back up in the near future, and put up a site store as well...with a couple t-shirt options or whatever. I'll get to it eventually.
Grand total since I started this site back in 2001, I've probably received around $400 in donations. Which is awesome.
With the traffic we get and the hosting needed to accommodate that, plus domain fees...it has probably run me in the neighborhood of $1500 over the last 12 years. But that's a drop in the bucket compared to the hundreds of hours I have put into it. But I never think of as an expense, as I enjoy doing it. That part is fun for me. And being in the red a little over $1000 when spread out over 12 years isn't bad.
For the longest time I refused to put ads on the forum. I tried it a long time ago and received zero revenue from it, so what's the point? I recently put up the ad at the top of the forum to help out the guy who was kind enough to sponsor our Lets Go Blues Radio podcast.
To be perfectly honest, if anyone wants to help out with the site, but can't swing a donation, a great way to contribute would be to click on the ad in the forum, or the other ads on the Lets Go Blues Radio page. Our sponsors have been given the ability to monitor ad clicks, so click on the ads and try out their products...they'll notice. Hell, the Fanzlive app is free for Android and iPhone... doesn't cost you a cent to try it out. If the sponsors are happy, then I'm happy.