A couple of EPautos stalwarts have really come through (thanks, Escher!) but as you can see from the pie chart, we’re not quite yet at the halfway mark (half black, half red) and there are only about 10 days left in the month. You regulars know I really dislike rattling the cup this way, but it’s the only way, unfortunately, to get the grease that keeps the machinery from locking up.
We have made solid progress toward shifting the burden to advertising. The ultimate goal is to have the site supported almost entirely or even entirely that way. But – trust me – it’s no easy thing. Especially when you’re picky about who you want to do business with. The advertisers on EPautos are businesses I personally recommend; I personally use their products (e.g., Amsoil, V1). Not because they’re advertisers, either. I’ve used their products long before EPautos existed. And would do so regardless of whether they advertised here. I don’t want porn or Viagra ads – and expect most of you don’t, either.
Also, direct reader support is valuable because it leaves more space on the site for what you come here for. The rants, the news, the comments.
Probably, the best outcome is a (roughly) 50-50 mix, reader support and ads.
Anyhow, I’d like to ask those of you who’ve been reading EPautos but haven’t yet supported the site to please consider doing so. We have a lot of people coming here every month. Unfortunately, only a relative handful toss in. Their support is hugely appreciated. But I’d be grateful for your support, too.
UPDATE: I’ll be a guest on Fox News with Kate Dalley this coming week sometime; details will follow!
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