Hello and welcome to ‘Ask Slater’, our Support tech’s weekly column where he addresses questions commonly asked by our userbase! Our question today comes from Not Tibbles from Another Awesome Site.
Not Tibbles writes:
I saw that you posted last week about how to cancel a subscription. That was really helpful, but I still want the premium features! Cash is just a little tight for me right now – is there a way for everyone to chip into the upkeep of the site?”
No worries, I understand that times are tough all around right now – we gurus are renowned for our wisdom, after all, not our deep pockets! There are a few ways of paying for the site that don’t require the site owner or one kind individual to back it for perpetuity.
That’s right. Perpetuity.
If you’re looking to have your userbase contribute to premium site service, you can use the Crowd Pay widget:
Users can click the ‘Contribute’ button and make a one-time payment toward the upkeep of the site. Each payment gives a site a certain number of points, which are removed daily to keep the site on a premium plan – the exact plan can be configured on the Billing menu.
If you’re looking to have them contribute to a Ventrilo or Mumble server, you can give them the Group Pay link:
When you’re logged into your billing account on http://billing.guildlaunch.net/, you can click the Group Pay link. Another user can use that link to contribute directly to the billing account for Ventrilo and Mumble services.
The final option is the PayPal Donation Widget:
After you’ve added this widget, there will be an option to ‘Config’ it (so long as you’re still in Widget mode – more information here!) with your PayPal email address. This will let users contribute to the account directly, which you can then use for site upkeep or for server upkeep.
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