If you appreciate all the time and effort I put into this website, consider supporting it on Patreon. I have been trying to reach the 50 patron mark for about two years. If that number isn’t finally reached by January, I will have no choice but to implement a paywall on all exclusive content starting next month. I really don’t want to have to do this but it may be my only option at this point. Running this website isn’t free.
A genuine thanks to all existing patrons and those who show love now and again via PayPal or crypto. I’m so thankful for the 30-40 of you who continue to keep this site alive for not only yourselves and me but for hundreds of thousands of others on a monthly basis.
P.S. If and when any changes are made, existing supporters will be 100% taken care of.
In their own words, “Coil exists because content monetization doesn’t work for everyone, and we think it should.” The unfortunate truth is that the current state of the web is not exactly ideal for non-“influencer” content creators. While there are tons of companies lining up to pay people insane amounts of money for promotion on popular YouTube channels and Instagram accounts, the rest of us are left with next-to-nothing. Our options are limited to outdated models such as display ads and sponsored posts, neither of which are very practical or effective in 2019.
In a nutshell, with Coil:
– Subscribers pay a flat fee every month. Creators web‑monetize their content.
– Micropayments are sent to creators for every second spent on their websites.
Essentially, your subscription of $5/month is proportionately distributed between the Coil-enabled websites and YouTube/Twitch channels you enjoy the most.
If you already support Portraits Of Girls on Patreon or otherwise, thank you. You are one of a couple dozen individuals keeping this website alive for yourself and the thousands of others who come here on a daily basis.
For those who are interested, learn more about Coil and their efforts.
* This is NOT A SPONSORED POST. *
Starting today, you can support Portraits Of Girls on SubscribeStar.
If you are unfamiliar with SubscribeStar, it is an online media content marketplace that operates on a subscription basis. The people behind it believe in free speech and freedom of expression (unlike those behind giant corporations). While it is similar to Patreon, the website does not believe in censorship nor the taking-down of accounts that share or promote content that is not in-line with certain specific thought processes, ideals or lifestyles.
If you represent or work for another independent publication or any other growing business – or if you are in any capacity a creator who could use extra funding for your projects – you too should join SubscribeStar.
As some of you may know, 99% of the funds that come in to support this site are from Patreon and Amazon. Recently, we received an automated message from Amazon letting us know that our Associates account has been terminated, upon review, “because the content promotes unsuitable activity.” This means that of our two primary funding sources, we are left with one.
Amazon is essentially doing to its creators what Google has been doing on YouTube for a year or two: censoring them and limiting or denying their freedoms of expression, ultimately demonetizing content.
If you are a regular visitor, we could use your support on Patreon more than ever before. There are various costs and expenses associated with maintaining this website and every single dollar contributed helps pay for those.
(the illustration above is by the talented Hannah Marshall)