Advertising raises less than £5 per month due to the nature of the site, the quietness of it and the fact that many visitors to the site use ad blockers.
Skimlinks (where a word is replaced by a link that members can click on and when they place an order with that site (via that link), I recieved commission) raises less than £15 annually.
I wish to keep it that members, once logged in, do not see adverts. So I am looking at raising roughly £30 (US$40/AU$55) per month (minimum) to help cover the costs of running the site. This will help towards the annual costs of software platform licencing and it's support agreement, domain name renewal and the annual renewal costs of the numerous add-ons that the site uses etc.
Site support (that of our very kind host, my time and the moderators, in particular that of morning glory
) is given freely and the site is, very kindly, still hosted freely by the original owner and founder.
PayPal takes roughly 11% of every donation in their costs, so if you wish to donate by bank transfer, I'm more than happy for established members to do so. Please contact me via PM (satnavsaysstraighton)
T&C's of the donation drives can be found here