Sep 05, 2021
1 mins read
When I started onthrottle.co.nz in late 2018 I had no idea just what would be involved in keeping a motorcycling news website running in the long term. To say it has at times been a challenge and a steep learning curve is an understatement!
But after nearly three years of producing motorcycle content for onthrottle.co.nz, the site is still growing and helping to keep Kiwi motorcyclists informed with the latest in independent motorcycling news.
Being independent has its drawbacks. To stay independent and keep away from any conflict if interests with the local motorcycle distributors we don't run direct advertising from them. As a result the site currently relies entirely on Google ads for funding, which it turns out isn't the most effective way to pay the bills.
With Buy Me A Coffee, readers can support the site if they are in a position to do so without the need for me to introduce a paywall on content. While a paywall is an option, it goes against my beliefs in what onthrottle.co.nz’s mission is. That being that any Kiwi rider who wants to read about the latest motorcycling news should be able to do so regardless of who they are or their financial situation.
After all, at the end of the day the content on onthrottle.co.nz is there for one primary purpose and that is to inform the wider New Zealand motorcycling community on the latest in motorcycling news relevant to them.
So if you enjoy what I’ve been doing for the Kiwi motorcycling community with OnThrottle and want to help us in continuing our mission to become the number one source of motorcycling news in NZ please feel free to “buy us a coffee” as a show of support if you're in a position to do so.
I deeply appreciate any contribution.
OnThrottle Founder & Editor