I’m not sure why but – like someone threw a switch to “off” – reader support has fallen to virtually nil this month.
The pie chart on the main page ought to be about half green (and half red) at this point. But – as you can see – it is three-quarters in the red.
This is why Dom’s not around anymore. I literally cannot afford to pay him – unless I am willing to operate this site at a loss.
And I can’t do that. I wish I could. But it’s just not possible.
Right now, the worry is that I won’t be able to cover the servers – seriously. They cost $220 a month. We have good servers – which is why the site loads quickly and is stable. I think it’s worth the money. But – again – I can’t afford to do this as a charity or vanity press.
I truly dislike having to post these appeals. I want you to know how much I’d like it if they were unnecessary; if we had sufficient revenue coming in from advertisers to cover our costs and earn a decent enough profit to justify the time and work put into this thing.
I’d really like to be able to bring Dom back, too. I’m going “public” about this to let you know just how tight things are. That I have had to take over doing the site maintenance stuff – which I don’t have the expertise to do properly. But I can’t expect Dom to work for nothing – and I can’t work at a loss in order to pay Dom.
Goo-guhl has killed off the revenue stream we used to earn from ads. I’ve written about this before (see here, if you’re new and haven’t read about it yet). They’ve really put the arm on independents, those of us not shilling for the corporate-government matrix.
And it’s working. They’re starving us out.
So, please. If you enjoy EPautos, if you think EPautos is worth supporting, please support us to the extent you’re able.
We depend on you to keep the wheels turning!
Our donate button is here.
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