People have asked us about advertising on our sites. A few people asked why there was no place to advertise. In truth, we did have some space for ads from BuySellAds and we made maybe $50 a month for several months. But those ads were alien to what we
were trying to do with the site — alien to the kind of community we were trying to create.
Our sites are about getting money to the experts who answer questions on the site. Any advertising we have on the site should fit with that goal.
Today we are offering an easy way to become a sponsor of the site: Donate and become a sponsor.
You will be listed here: Our supporters this month.
If you are among the top 5 sponsors, you
will appear on the sidebar on almost every page on the site. People will see your link and if they click it they will see your profile page, which you can turn into a full page ad for whatever you want.
The key thing is, you will be seen as supporting this community. Almost 90% of what you pay goes into the Community Pot and is then paid out to the experts on the site. With traditional advertising, if you gave us money, the transaction would only be between you an us, but with this model, you are giving money to all of the experts who have been active over the last 30 days. If you’re trying to build ties with this community, this is the best way to do so.