How this site makes money to support and grow this community

We want to remain a stable, reliable resource that you can count on for years to come. We plan on the site being around for a very, very long time.

For that reason we are trying to diversify our income streams to support site function, reliability, security, and ease of use. We want to offer members the best service possible.

Right now this online community is being supported by:

  • Basic Membership Dues
  • Innovator Packages: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze
  • Friends Membership
  • Paid Resource Directory Listings
  • Advertising

The monetization plan begins with a Basic Membership, at an extremely accessible price, to allow for as broad a base as we can build.

Innovators are people who want the best of the best. They can see potential and want in on the ground floor. Our Innovator Packages offer various levels of benefits.

Our Friends Membership allows folks to show their support in a meaningful way to help build

We are also offering two advertising options: Display Ads and Paid Article Advertisements.

  1. Display Ads can range in price to appear on just one page, or packaged to appear on multiple pages of the site.
  2. Paid Article Advertisements offer advertisers a longer format, which can give our technical and experience-wise members the more in-depth information they are looking for.

We are currently working on these additional sources of revenue:

  • Tangible product sales – signature wear
  • Digital product sales – E-books, How-To Guides, Slide Shows, Training Videos, and other things
  • Affiliate links – Recommendations to products and services we love

We hope in the future to offer:

  • Photo-Enhanced Classified Ads
  • Sponsorships (for Events and Podcast episodes)
  • Online Events
  • Classes / Webinars
  • Online Mastermind Groups

What we do NOT do:

  • Sell or rent names to third parties looking to promote their products or services
  • Pay Per Click Advertising / Google Ads

If you would like to vote on what new website features we develop in the future, would you please visit our New Features Survey

If you have any questions, comments, concerns or suggestions about how we can support and grow this community, would you please tell us in the Feedback form in the bottom right corner of this page?