Support button or ads? I chose a button

Ads would commercialize and slow down this site. It’s also tacky for this blog and not the right place for amazon ads or affiliate links either.

Cost per year to run this blog is about $600. Three hundred of that is security. I got hacked three times in a row despite having updated software. So I paid for the protection and a secure slot layer certificate (https). I’m sure you want to hear all about that website jargon.

Other costs include mailchimp for sending out the emails, hosting fees, domain names (I own annemoss.com and emotionallynaked.com) and a couple of paid features on the site.

If, for some crazy reason, I actually exceed that $600, I’ll put funds toward my attending a mental health/conference. There is one I want to attend next year. But more realistically, it will probably just offset my costs.

This payment processor is through Stripe.

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Question: If you don’t get any donations, will you stop writing? 

Answer: As long as my body is warm, I will write! This blog stays, no matter what

Question: What if I choose to completely ignore this button?

Answer: My world will not fall apart

Question: What are you really using the funds for? 

Answer: To fund my passion for yachting and skydiving

Question: Will you like me better if I give $10?

Answer: You bet. My love can be bought. OK, OK, not true.

Question: It’s a pain in the @$$ to put in a credit card number. Is there another option? 

Answer: Hey, you do it for a pair of shoes!

Question: Can I give in another currency?

Answer: I can add a button for different currency. Let me know what currency you need.

Question: How much should I give?

Answer: $10, $25, $50……You name it. Whatever you want.

Question: Are you a nonprofit?

Answer: I am not. But I might as well be!

Question: Where will this button live?

Answer: Below each blog post and the right hand column.

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AnneMoss Rogers

AnneMoss Rogers is a mental health and suicide education expert, mental health speaker, suicide prevention trainer and consultant. She is author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW. She raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost her younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. She is a motivational speaker who empowers by educating and provides life saving strategies and emotionally healthy coping skills. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now that's the legacy she carries forward in her son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website.

6 thoughts on “Support button or ads? I chose a button”

  1. I’ve never known the specifics of blog costs, with or without ads. This was very interesting! Thank you for NOT going the ad route (at this time—we’ll give you room to change your mind if you have to!). I’m happy to make a donation to support your amazing work. ❤️

    1. I don’t think I will ever go the ad route. But thank you for your support Amy. I don’t think this will be a big money generator but I thought I would try. Let me know if the button does not work. It did work when I tested it.

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