May 07, 2021
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Thank you all so much for supporting me and the Auburn Uniform Database. I always say that I do all this work because I enjoy it and if someone else enjoys it, that's just a bonus. It means a lot to have you supporting the AUD financially.
One thing I don't want to do is plaster Buy Me A Coffee all over the place. I don't want to come across as begging for money. In fact, it's been three months since I shared the link to donate and it's only been shared two or three times prior.
The biggest hurdle right now is website hosting. In June 2018, I made the move off of Blogger onto a brand new WordPress site that enhanced the Auburn Uniform Database tremendously. At the time, the hosting service was heavily discount - $3.95 a month for a 36-month term, which equaled a $150 purchase upfront. Now, as that initial term has expired, the price changes to $8.99 a month. That's almost $330 for the same 36-month term - I steep increase.
The Auburn Uniform Database doesn't generate revenue. The site runs Google Ads, but only makes $100 every year and a half or so. The Fanatics Affiliate Program generates considerably more revenue, but it's not consistent. It all depends on the product releases and the quality of the new designs.
I hope that some of you will consider becoming a member and pledging your support on a monthly basis (kind of like Patreon).
Thank you all once again for continuing to support this work!