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 Post subject: Can you help us get a sponsor? [Closed]
PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:53 pm 
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Hi guys, hope everyone is well.

I'm looking for a bit of help... Basically we are hitting our monthly bandwidth limit regularly and as some of you may have noticed around the end of the last few months, the site has gone offline due to the quota being exceeded. The Google Ads that we have on the forums are simply not generating enough income to cover the cost of our existing hosting plan and of course we now need to move up a step.

Ideally what I'd like to do is drop the Google Ads completely and replace them with a single ad from a local reptile or pet shop, who will pay us £60 per year in return for an ad banner on the forum (it will be the only ad on the forum). At the moment we only need to generate £5 GBP per month extra to make the site self-sufficient. I do not believe in charging or accepting donations from users as this should always remain a free resource.

If anyone knows of a local shop or persons that may be interested in getting some additional exposure, please let us know by posting on here or via my email address: help (at) rankinsdragon.co.uk

Cheers guys!
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 Post subject: Re: Can you help us get a sponsor?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:57 pm 
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Mark,

I would be more than willing to make a contribution if you are unable to secure sponsorship. Let me know how things go and PM me if you'd like to talk more.

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 Post subject: Re: Can you help us get a sponsor?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:38 pm 
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Hi Mark,

Thanks very much for the offer, although I would have to gratefully decline as you already do a lot for this site and our members, for which we are all very grateful :)

I'm keen on avoiding user donations if I can as I see this site as my 'giving back' project. It's hard to explain, but I feel if I start accepting money from the people that I set the site up to help (ie. our users) then it's no longer a good will project. I hope that makes sense?

Thanks again for your offer though.
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 Post subject: Re: Can you help us get a sponsor?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:37 pm 
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and not forgetting our son who is 12! xxxx
are you any closer to finding a sponsor?

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 Post subject: Re: Can you help us get a sponsor?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:09 pm 
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Unfortunately no luck yet Em...



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 Post subject: Re: Can you help us get a sponsor?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:21 pm 
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and not forgetting our son who is 12! xxxx
how much are we needing to raise?

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 Post subject: Re: Can you help us get a sponsor?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:33 pm 
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At the moment we only need an additional £60 per year for the site to be self sufficient, if a local or online shop would pay this each year in return for being the sole forum ad that would be ideal. Neither of my local pet shops have a website so they weren't interested, but maybe someone elses local is?



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 Post subject: Re: Can you help us get a sponsor?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:18 pm 
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Hi,

I am just revamping my website, and adding more products.

We are the sole European Distributiors of Mega-Ray Lighting and soon Solar Raptor.

I am interested in sponsoring the website !

I will in no time have everything the Rankins/Breadie owner needs.

Contact me darren@megaray.co.uk

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:23 pm 
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and not forgetting our son who is 12! xxxx
Hi

Im sure Mark will answer soon as he pops by often

Thanks

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 Post subject: Re: Can you help us get a sponsor?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:39 pm 
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Thanks Darren,
I have sent you an email.

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