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Inkbunny needs your help!

Hi everyone

We're due to pay the hosting fees for the next quarter. We have to find $600US by the end of the month, which is in just 6 days! As you may know, we no longer make money from fees through the sales system (and we won't, even when it comes back online).

I'm asking for help semi-privately, rather than spamming the whole membership base for now. I think we can easily raise enough to keep IB going just among the close supporters and regular users.

Really $600 is very little to find every 3 months if a few people chip in!

If you can help with the payments for this next quarter please contact me via PM or email starling@inkbunny.net before the end of the month. We accept a variety of payment methods including direct bank transfers/deposits in the US (so you can now donate to us via your US Bank's Internet banking site!).

If you have friends that you know believe in what we are doing and are site supporters, please make sure they have seen this message too!

Even though we've jumped in site traffic by about 800% in the last 4 months, it looks like our current server and codebase will handle the load for double that amount again. So we will hopefully be able to keep costs low for a long time yet.

Thanks very much

Starling
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Added: 7 years, 5 months ago
 
cursedscythe
7 years, 5 months ago
I would help if I could, but I'm broke myself x.x

I'll spread the word.
starling
7 years, 5 months ago
Thanks! That helps a lot too!
sangaire
7 years, 5 months ago
try selling a little bit of ad space
sangaire
7 years, 5 months ago
but other then that i could thrw some cash out i guess next paycheck
starling
7 years, 5 months ago
Thanks! We'll never have ads on Inkbunny. :3
movingon
7 years, 5 months ago
I'd actually like adds, I've always found great furry businesses through them, and it would be a small price to pay to keep your awesome serves.  

Edit: -reads comment below-

x3 never mind...
GreenReaper
7 years, 5 months ago
It's not allowed unless the ToS changes:
" Inkbunny does not make money off paid advertising or membership fees.
starling
7 years, 5 months ago
See? I'll get banned if I make you all look at ads! D:
Salmy
7 years, 5 months ago
Why did I just picture a scene featuring Starling whipping at himself like those religious fanatics? x3  We should get Kuma-kun to draw that...
Shokuji
7 years, 5 months ago
I kinda wish there was a "Support IB" link for those who are willing to look at ads so IB makes some revenue. Like it takes you to a page with a few ads that can be clicked on to help send a few pennies IB's way. Completely optional, but it's a way for people w/o money to help out in some way.
starling
7 years, 5 months ago
Ads are a painful way to make a tiny amount of money, sadly. xD
Shokuji
7 years, 5 months ago
Yes, but it's still a way for people to support in some way. ^_^;
Reizinho
7 years, 5 months ago
True.
Shokuji
7 years, 5 months ago
You know I'd help if I could. Sucks being unemployed. =/ I'll re-post this in case people missed it. Let me know if there's anything else I can do.

( Next time start fundraising earlier! ^_^; )
Shokuji
7 years, 5 months ago
Also, no more Paypal for IB? =O
Shokuji
7 years, 5 months ago
https://inkbunny.net/journalview.php?id=6119

Will you be one of the rare 2% willing to donate a single dollar? =O

(And yes I can donate $1 even though I'm unemployed :p)
starling
7 years, 5 months ago
Thanks Sho!
Shokuji
7 years, 5 months ago
Is that email in the journal the Paypal as well? =O
starling
7 years, 5 months ago
No, and people need to contact us privately for payment info!
Arcturus
7 years, 5 months ago
I'll see if we can spare any more, Starpuppies
starling
7 years, 5 months ago
Thank you Arkiewah!
Arcturus
7 years, 5 months ago
:3
Arcturus
7 years, 5 months ago
There you go, another $50 :)
Kinshuka
7 years, 5 months ago
I thought IB had its own donation thing? Or atleast a paypal! D: I'd donate something if I could just send it to a Paypal! X3
starling
7 years, 5 months ago
People just need to contact us privately to find out what payment options are available! :P
Kinshuka
7 years, 5 months ago
I'm a laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazy Bun T_T
saintajax33
7 years, 5 months ago
Hey i dont have any money to spare, but i could donate a story or two, to give people an incentive to donate.

I could do something based off how much the top person(s) donates.
starling
7 years, 5 months ago
Coo, thanks! That could be useful next time. We might organise the next donation drive way in advance and ask for donations like this as prizes and incentives. Keep an eye out for our journal about it!
saintajax33
7 years, 5 months ago
Will do :3 always happy to help!
TwoTails
7 years, 5 months ago
I'll try to send something, but seriously scrapping a few more bucks out of my shot budget isn't easy >_<

But for later, people aren't 100% against ads, people just generally despise disgusting or annoying(pagehog or loud) or flickery or intrusive ones.
Just a few random gif ad banners or flash ads on like the front page and general art browser is ok. (as long as the sources are known and trusted), and aren't on user pages.
Furry pay sites, convention ads, commissioner ads, indie furry toy makers (if trusted), etc.
Though that might only help by about 100 a month, unless you can find bigger stores willing to sell to fetish sites that aren't those annoying ads type.
SpearWolf
7 years, 5 months ago
I'm sorry.
FlareKitsu
7 years, 5 months ago
And we can thank Insane Kanagroo for this.

:/
starling
7 years, 5 months ago
Many people would have to contact a payment provider before they'd take notice. If it took just one complaint then we would have lost it a long time ago.
Bastion
7 years, 5 months ago
will spread the word.. i am actually in a really delicate monetary situation X3
jurann
7 years, 5 months ago
I'll be happy to contribute, I sent you an e-mail. =)

On a side note, ads aren't really making FurBuy much money despite being so highly trafficked. In fact, the one or two folks per month who DO advertise with us enjoy a MASSIVE amount of views and click-throughs! FA is making a significant amount of income through their banners, but that shouldn't be a surprise really. =/
starling
7 years, 5 months ago
Thanks Jurann! Means a lot to me. ^^
jurann
7 years, 5 months ago
Well, you've been busting your ass personally to make this site alive and dynamic and grow, and it deserves to be all that. I personally respect how hard you've worked on things, and I think IB offers a lot of good stuff to the furry community and they just don't all REALIZE it yet. So I'm happy to help IB out until that changes. =) I respect any hard work for what it is and for the accomplishment, you deserve a lot more praise and support for what you've done than most people realize. So thanks again for all of the time and effort you've put into Softpaw and into InkBunny. =D
GreenReaper
7 years, 5 months ago
Unfortunately the ads you get reflect your target market - and in my experience, few people are willing to pay to get furries to go to their site. Google appears to have no furry ad inventory at all. (Maybe I should change that, since they just gave me a $100 AdWords coupon . . .)
jurann
7 years, 5 months ago
And yet, FA's queue for ad banners is ALWAYS full. =P They're running a ridiculous amount of ad banners, and they charge a lot more for them than any other furry site to boot. So it's not that there aren't advertisers, it's that the only site people think they'll get any bang for their buck from is FA. =P Which is a shame, FurBuy's getting about 30,000 homepage banner impressions per month and almost 60,000 auction banner impressions per month. With a good click-through rate, after all we only accept on-theme banners.
LupineAssassin
7 years, 5 months ago
Sent you a PM, Starling. :)
MichaelJBear
7 years, 5 months ago
I'm spreading the word
Kaheiyattsu
7 years, 5 months ago
Well I spread the news around in my little cub club hope that helps at all.
ShanetheFreestyler
7 years, 5 months ago
I'll help spread the word! =3
Demipup
7 years, 5 months ago
I will spread the word as best as far as I can ^w^
mudpaws
7 years, 5 months ago
;_;  i hate being so sick i would love very much to give  IB  a lot of money but i have no $ , but  if i ever do get some money i will gladly  give it to this site ...
Sinaqui
7 years, 5 months ago
I think I can help out, give me a moment to send a PM.
KushHeadFievel
7 years, 5 months ago
(They Flesh, Inside Out.) Short Story Book.
(Agradoor; The Beginning? )
I'll make a note or two to myself, donate to my favorite Furry site on the web.
Short Story Book, should be self published by Saturday, but timing stinks.
Since Agradoor is more of a novel, maybe it might make more. The unfortunate thing there is, I want to pay for illustrations for Agradoor, from (Hopeful) profits from the short story book.
NO. I do not wish to go against the (TOS). I'd rather see IB stay (Add Free).

;(( But unfortunately, even if I do make a decent amount, it won't be on time for this quarter.


Huggles.


Fieve.. ;-)  :-)
starling
7 years, 5 months ago
Any help is fine at any time. :P We'll always need money later, too!
KushHeadFievel
7 years, 5 months ago
;)
Cool. Update. I paid for my Proof Book around an hour or so ago. It must go through printing, and being sent.
Then I have to review it. Once I approve the review, it'll be on the market. I do not believe I'll sell a lot of copies my first time around, but that's just how things go. I figure it'll take more then one book, before I actually do make much.
Giving some over to IB is in my plans. So is giving some to Tricksta, cus he's who I wanna ask to do some illustrations for (Agradoor.)

And Happy To Help..


Fieve.. ;-)  :-)  
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