I have spend the last week thinking if I should or not do this post, but I believe it won’t do any harm and maybe it will explain a little bit more my current situation.
I’ve started The Daily Bounce just as a hobby, didn’t expect neither planed for it to become this big. I wanted to create a blog back in November 2015, where talking with some friends they were always trying to get me to start a blog about World of Tanks. Instead of starting one straight away, I joined another blog thinking it would be easier, rather than “just another blog” I could try to contribute for a team. Unfortunately due to family and job related issues I had to stop and leave.
Things changed a few months later and this time I decided to start something of my own, wife was against it at first, but soon realized it was something for me to do aside from playing World of Tanks.
Ever since I started, it never stopped growing, to a point Wargaming decides to invite me to Wargaming Fest 2016 and to their Community Contributor Program. While the journey has been amazing, a few expenses have been coming my way and unfortunately these are getting a bit bigger every month.
With trips to events like Wargaming Fest, Tiger Day, WGL Grand Finals in London and upcoming Tankfest, I’ve had to spend more and more money in order to do them. Also the time I’ve spend doing articles, looking for information and making more contacts, are costing me time with my family with no return at the moment. The hosting service is not ideal and I plan to move to a better service, meaning I will have more expenses to move and then the monthly upkeep of the blog.
Like I said, The Daily Bounce it’s still my hobby. I have a full time job, so does my wife, but some extra income is always welcome in order to do more things for the blog.
Currently I run adverts, income isn’t great, but just enough to get some bills paid and to keep going, but my ultimate goal would be to run the blog without any adverts. To do this, I would need some readers to either contribute or become Patroons.
What am I asking?
What I’m asking from you is to help out the way you can. Currently more and more people are unblocking the adverts, meaning I’m getting more income while running them. You don’t need to click on them, all you need to do is to disable your adblocker in order to see them. Yes, it’s free and risk free to do so and you are helping me out.
But for those of you, who can afford and want to help out a little more, I would like to ask: Would you consider becoming a Patron?
Of course I’m asking only those of you who can and you can start with $1.00 a month. The more of you there are, the easier it would become for me to work more and more on the blog.
If you don’t want to become a Patron you can simply do a Donation.