Server/Donation Status [August 2008]
As many of you already know we have been having server issues and we are currently out of space on our server. The end result was us asking for donations to help cover the cost of additional hardware expenses.
We currently do an easy 100mbps all day long. This is over 32,000gb’s of bandwidth every month.
Right now our server expenses run close to $999/m. The ads that we have on our site only pay for about ~$350 on a GOOD month. We have tried almost every sponsor out there, and we are left with little options. Most of the time I am the one paying the remaining server bills, which are normally between $200 and $400.
No longer can I afford to do this. We have never made much from donations but at this point we really need help. We have been having a very hard time breaking even and last month we came up short.
We have over 835 manga series on this server, we have updates posted every other day, and each update takes a good few hours. I hope that as a community we can pull together to reach our donation limit each month. We are currently out of space on our server and need $400 extra for a new drive, and in June we made $6, and in July we lost $43. We really need to get people donating. We spend a large amount of time collecting updates and it would be really great for people to donate whatever they can, even if it’s only $1.
At this rate I cannot really see the point of continuing to operate the site if I continue to have to shell out extra money for everything out of my own pocket. I run this site as a hobby and as a student I cannot afford even a $1 loss each month.
I am going to post what we need for this month below.
Total Server Expenses: $999
Total Ads Revenue: ~$350
Need to Collect: $950 ($550/m needed + $400 one time fee for new drive)
Total Donations This Month: $967
FUNDS NEEDED: $0 MORE FOR August
I will update the total amount of funds we need as they come in. If you don’t want to see us launch a premium service, make sure to encourage others to donate.
HOW DO YOU DONATE? CLICK ON THE PAYPAL BUTTON AT THE TOP OF THIS SITE!
Last edited by Kevin Shiel; 09-10-2008 at 11:19 PM.
Spendenbetrag: $10,00 USD
Zweck: Site/Server Donation
greetings from germany. I love your site. I hope I can read more of my favourite manga in future. ^^
Hi I don't have PayPal or credit card but love to donate. What country do you reside in? I live in Australia and if you are the same I can donate through internet banking.
The person who accepts Payments for us is in the USA. We only accept Paypal at this time, so at this time you will not be able to donate to us, but thank you for your interest anyways!
Originally Posted by aquamaryne
You don't update your "Total Donations" often, do you?
Anyway I hope it helps ^^
Ill donate $15
I been here since 05 and its been the best manga site that I can download from.
that's too bad.
Originally Posted by Kevin Shiel
since I like to have an avatar, and donate something.
Donations will be updated tomorrow. We spent most of the day coding and getting up a newer download layout.
Hi! I've been visiting this site for aaages and I thought it was about time I donated for the good work u've always been doing. Unfortunately I haven't got PayPal, but I'll try doing the surveys n stuff. Hope that works somehow.
Anyway, keep up the good work and hope u meet the Goal!