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Site Funding Ideas

10 Jun 2016 21:17 #48452 by fats
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Hi all,

This thread is for people to post ideas as to fund the site, NOTHING is off the table, we will only discount ideas if they are either unfeasible or Illegal, so get you thinking caps on.

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10 Jun 2016 21:50 #48453 by LustMonster
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I'd like to see an Amazon donation button.

A lot easier to deal with than PayPal, at least if you're a frequent Amazon shopper like I am.

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10 Jun 2016 21:57 #48454 by d_k_c
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I wonder if it's possible for this site to sell fan made super heroine videos. Kind of like clips4sale, without hardcore porn or bondage. People make a 15 min superheoine clip, swm reviews to make sure it appropriate and then sells that clip for 9.99 or whatever....swm takes 25 percent. The maker of the video gets the rest.

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10 Jun 2016 22:30 #48456 by shadar
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Is it possible to put a "thermostat banner" up once a quarter (not sure what it's called) that shows the site's annual budget (funding requirement) and what has been collected so far (net contributions minus fees).

That usually works for me for other donation and fundraiser sites I deal with. I can see the goal and where we are at. I still prefer operating on a donation model and this approach is proven to work. If there are unexpected expenses or special purchases required (like a software package), then update the budget on that same quarterly (or whatever) schedule.

I personally don't like ads, and I will block them, and instead donate from time to time, especially if I can see what's needed.

I know that when I ran the AU and it was popular (the crashing web servers kind of popular), I refused ads and refused to link to any site that required payment to participate. But I'm a bit of a dinosaur. Despite being an accomplished capitalist, there is still this socialist side of me that keeps wanting to get out. A utopia where everyone contributes and consumes to the best of their abilities without dollar signs. (Beyond what's required to run the site, that is.)

SWM has run that way up to now, and we just have to fix the funding issue.
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10 Jun 2016 23:22 #48457 by TwiceOnThursdays
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To ago along with id of Amazon payments, I know that if you post links to items on Amazon, you can get kick backs when people buy them (and everything else they buy at the same time).

There could be a page of various SWM friendly material on Amazon, if users went there and bought through the links it'd help fund the site. It can also be useful for people to find some comics, movies, etc that they might not have thought about.

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10 Jun 2016 23:52 #48458 by castor
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Agree with Shadar

You know theres nothing wrong with periodically asking "Hey we need money this time, can you possibly donate now". Theres nothing shameful in that. You know do it every quarter or every year, and making a post about it.

Simple enough.

Nothing wrong with Banner Ads, but i think that should be able to draw enough money.

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11 Jun 2016 02:18 #48459 by Markiehoe
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The best and easiest way to keep this site going is to donate what and when you can.
I have donated and I intend to donate every month.
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11 Jun 2016 16:20 #48463 by five_red
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I think as a community of both creatives and consumers, we have an opportunity for more than one method of donation. GoFundIt projects often use exclusive material to entice contributors. We have writers, and artists, and photomanipulators, and video makers, and photographers on this site; would it be possible to ask for a small voluntary donation from them? I'm quite prepared to knock up a couple of exclusive pics per year, attuned to the general interests of this group. I know photographers often shoot hundreds of images in a cosplay session -- would they donate half a dozen raw camera images they've no interest in using?

A single fee of (say) $2 gets that year's swag. Swag contributors get a thank you link on a sub page.

That way a single media contribution could harvest multiple dollar contributions.

Just an idea.

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12 Jun 2016 17:21 #48489 by rebel4life
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Make donations by credit card available to overseas users.

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12 Jun 2016 17:32 #48490 by rebel4life
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rebel4life wrote: Make donations by credit card available to overseas users.


Sorry, scratch that. PiCniC (Problem in Chair, not in Computer) :whistle: . Donation worked just fine ... .

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12 Jun 2016 22:02 #48506 by brad328
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five_red wrote:

I think as a community of both creatives and consumers, we have an opportunity for more than one method of donation. GoFundIt projects often use exclusive material to entice contributors. We have writers, and artists, and photomanipulators, and video makers, and photographers on this site; would it be possible to ask for a small voluntary donation from them? I'm quite prepared to knock up a couple of exclusive pics per year, attuned to the general interests of this group. I know photographers often shoot hundreds of images in a cosplay session -- would they donate half a dozen raw camera images they've no interest in using?

A single fee of (say) $2 gets that year's swag. Swag contributors get a thank you link on a sub page.

That way a single media contribution could harvest multiple dollar contributions.

Just an idea.

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12 Jun 2016 23:14 #48508 by castor
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Anyone want a story? Your topics your characters your ideas? comedies, Dramas, sex filled romps where she lifts cheese(specifically goda, Cheader, Spanish Sheep Cheese).

I'll do it for a donation to the site!

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12 Jun 2016 23:25 - 12 Jun 2016 23:29 #48509 by LustMonster
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Anyone want a story? Your topics your characters your ideas? comedies, Dramas, sex filled romps where she lifts cheese(specifically goda, Cheader, Spanish Sheep Cheese).


Cheese-lifting is not goudanough.

I want to see our heroine fighting scary muensters.

Think of a cheddar idea.

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