It took me a very long time to start monetizing this site, and I still feel weird opening up an option for you guys to give me money directly. But here we are.
If you have money to spare and fancy helping support the site then go ahead and use the form below where you can send me however much you want, or even set up recurring payments. If you choose to do this then thank you so, so much! You have no idea how much it means to me to think that there are people out there who like my work enough to throw a few pennies at me.
So, what does the money get used for? Well, a bunch of stuff.
- Running costs.
These aren’t huge due to me hosting on WordPress.com, but they do exist. For example, there’s a yearly cost of around £240 for the Business Plan which lets me run this site without WordPress branding and advertising, while also letting me use plugins to make the site better.
- Transcriptions for my Podcast episodes, because transcribing is hard and takes ages. Ideally, I’d love to be able to use a transcription service.
- New hardware and games.
I’m lucky in the sense that I get a lot of games and tech to review straight from the companies, but there’s a lot I buy. Video games are pricey, so your money will be spent on picking up any games I didn’t get a review copy of that I want to review. It may also be used to pick up new PC hardware or even a new console. Right now, your money would be going toward the Playstation 5, and potentially upgrading the graphics card in my PC.
- Proofreading and editing.
I’m not that great when it comes to my editing skills and proofreading. Spend five minutes on the site and you’ll see that, but with some money coming in I could get access to professional services that would help make my gibberish less gibberishy.
With some extra money coming in I could start doing some giveaways, something I’ve been wanting to do. Ultimately I’d love to run a scheme similar to that of ACG on Youtube; for every game I get for free from a company, I buy a normal copy to give away.
- Blackjack and hookers.
Sell explanatory, really