DevilMinder Posted February 21, 2016 Share Posted February 21, 2016 Hi All, I was getting my taxes ready when I began looking into NJDevs operating expenses. As many of you may have noticed we lost advertising support in August of last year due to Forums no longer being allowed under the new Verizon/AOL ad networks terms and conditions. AOL was the last big ad network left that we qualified for (need hundreds of thousands of views a month). The costs of running this forum and its large hosting needs still continue even if perceived traffic is down. Last year with all things said and done the expenses were just under $1,300(hosting,software,registrar). Straight PayPal donations only accounted for $70 last year. For those of you thankfully using Amazon referral links, you netted us $375 dollars. Advertising rounded out at $432 when it ended in August. Total loss for the year, $330 out of my pocket. I am asking for donations to cover the loss of our advertising income and that you religiously use the amazon referral links to provide income to the expenses. Amazon is trialing a new advertising network itself, which I am running as of last night. it unfortunately pays in the low end of the original ad payouts we had. So if you are running ad block, white list and unblock scripts for the site. Thanks! Brad "DM" Smith paypal.me/njdevs Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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