After careful consideration, we have decided to create a Patreon page so that people can support Metal Gear Informer. For those who don’t know, Patreon is a website that allows people to make monthly contributions to their favorite creators.
Up until recently, we’ve been able to cover the costs with advertising revenue, basically having the website pay for itself. But as hosting got more expensive and revenue went down over the past couple of years, we haven’t been able to make ends meet and only recovered part of the cost.
It’s never pleasant to ask for money, and we have put off this moment for as long as possible, but if we want to keep the site sustainable we have to come up with something to close the gap between server costs and revenue.
And so, we ask you if you would be willing to make a small contribution. We have created a Patreon page for this purpose.
We want to make clear that this is completely optional, and it’s your own decision if you want to contribute or not, and with how much. But the more people help out, the less each individual contribution needs to be to make a difference.
We hope that you understand. We want to keep providing content without worrying about the sustainability of this website.
If you have any questions, remarks or suggestions let us know. This is all new for us so we’re figuring it out as we go.