This is a non-profit website that I am building as a hobby. Everything on this website is the result of my own research and efforts and it is here to help YOU, the unknown visitor, for FREE. However, maintaining this website costs money. And I do not mean my time or efforts.
Over the past two years, visitors to this website have increased dramatically: from about 50 a month to 1200-1400 a month (end of 2013), to over 2300 a month (September 2014)! Naturally, this leads to a huge increase in traffic - and if you are a returning visitor you may have noticed that quite a few new downloads have been added.
To help pay the costs of maintaining the website, I decided to start displaying Google Ads. But this isn't making a lot... I have been displaying Google Ads since 2010. For the period January 2010 - November 2012, the total revenue was about 20 EUR. This I added to the revenue generated from a different website that no longer exists and got paid - after waiting for the check to arrive for FIVE MONTHS!
Between November 2012 and 11 February 2014, the revenue was 21.19 EUR. Increased traffic after the complete overhauling of the website's code in March 2014 resulted in notable growth of revenue. On 12th October 2014, it was 35.64 EUR, half a year later, on 3rd March 2015, it was 54.27 EUR. On 25th November, it reached 65.31 EUR. However, I will only receive a payment from Google when my revenue reaches 70 EUR. At this rate, this will happen some time in 2016, LOL!
How much it costs to maintain this website:
Please note: Cheeseus.org is my main domain, and Sharp.cheesus.org is one of the subdomains. The main site features my own poetry, prose, academic research articles and translations of poetry and prose. There are no adverts there. Another subdomain is Remix.cheeseus.org, which is dedicated to my PhD research project. There is also English.cheeseus.org, which is where I upload information and exercises for my English language students at University. ALL OF THIS IS NON-PROFIT, GOOD WILL AND FREE.
So, if you feel that my website and my efforts have helped you in some way, please donate a couple of dollars or euros. I am not going to use it to buy beer (I love beer!) - I am going to use it to pay for the website's domain name and hosting plan. And I will list here any donations I have received (I will hide your name if you don't want it mentioned).