So you’ll notice that I’ve allowed ads on the site, for the first time in the 7.5 years that I’ve been here. And yes, I know that it’s not ideal, and not pretty, and creates visual clutter, and honestly, it’s why I’ve stubbornly kept away from having ads, all this time. I like this place to look clean and streamlined and pretty.
..But I’m deciding that I need to compromise now. I’m sorry, guys.
Basically, like so many other people around the world, my ability to work has been affected by the pandemic situation, and, well.. I still need to pay the bills.
This post is to let you know how you can help support the blog and keep it going. (Coz yes, it does cost money to run the blog, and also.. to keep my lights on and stuff.)
It won’t be hard, though, I promise.
Here are 2 ways that you can help support me and this site.
1. By allowing the ads on your screen.
This new arrangement means that there’ll be ads on each page that you visit while you’re here. You don’t have to click on an ad (unless you actually want to), but just scrolling past the ad counts towards ad revenue.
If you’re using an AdBlocker, it would be great and really helpful if you could consider whitelisting this site (not just this page, but the site as a whole), coz as you probably know, if the ads are blocked while you’re hanging out here, your visit won’t count towards ad revenue (though I’ll still appreciate your presence!)
2. By making a contribution
If you’d like to, you can also make a cash contribution here: https://www.paypal.me/thefangirlverdict. Any and all contributions help, no matter the size! And no, you don’t need to have a Paypal account in order to make a contribution. 🙂
I’ve also put a handy-dandy link on the sidebar which you can find on the right of your screen if you’re on a computer, or at the bottom of your screen if you’re on mobile. So anytime you’d like to contribute to the blog, you can do it easily without having to come back to this post. It looks like this:
3. By supporting the blog monthly on Patreon
A number of you suggested I check out Patreon, to enable easy monthly contributions, and so I did!
You can find the blog on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/thefangirlverdict.
I’ve come up with a total of 6 different tiers that you can choose from. You can pick whichever works best for you, AND, you can change to a different tier (or pause or stop your monthly contribution) anytime you wish. So don’t feel like you’ll be locked in forever and ever, just by signing up!
I’ve also put another handy-dandy link on the sidebar which you can find on the right of your screen if you’re on a computer, or at the bottom of your screen if you’re on mobile. It looks like this:
..And that’s about it! I honestly feel kinda awkward talking about money on this blog since I’ve only ever talked about dramas, movies, and actors on here, but.. you guys understand, right?
I promise that even with the ads enabled, there won’t be any changes to the actual content of the blog. What I mean is, I won’t suddenly go all click-baity and traffic-hungry, changing blog content to maximize traffic. I plan to keep on doing exactly what I’ve been doing for the last 7.5 years. Just, hopefully with some earnings on the side now. Or, well, soon. 😅
Well, I guess that’s about it, for this post.. Thanks for reading, and thanks for being here!