I held off making a post like this for as long as I could, but the fact of the matter is that I am struggling to cover all my expenses at the moment, and I need your help.
Equus has lots of expenses. Our forum costs $20 a month ($240 USD a year), our mainsite hosting costs $120 USD a year, and our domains also cost around $40 a year, racking up to around $400 a year give or take. I've been covering these expenses alone for awhile, but I have taken on more expenses in my private life and I am starting to get stretched a bit thin. So I have come to ask you guys for help.
Previously, we have hosted donation drives to raise funds for Equus, but these are time-consuming to run and they rely on asking our already very generous creators to donate content. Furthermore, these drives usually only cover expenses retroactively; they don't help to fund future expenses. Equus costs more than a dollar a day to run, and those funds have to come from somewhere before the bills can be paid. With that in mind, I have decided to open a permanent donation button here.
Here's what it comes down to, folks. If you like using Equus, and you'd like to see it stay around, consider throwing a dollar in the ol' hat so we can continue to keep it running. I'm sorry that I can't offer you a flashy drive with gifts at this time, but the time, effort and money we put into Equus to make it tick should be considered a gift in of itself.Thank you.
To see a list of all the fees I have paid to cover Equus as well as the donations received through this button, click here. This document will be updated with future expenses and donations. The money sent to me will be used to recoup past expenses as well as put aside for future ones. When I am no longer the admin running Equus I will pass on any donated money not spent on Equus' bills to the new head admin.
Please put your Equus name or the name you wish to be listed as under as a donor, as well as "Equus Donation" in your payment note so that I can record them accurately. Thank you!