Incentives to donate to WGG.

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Whiplash's picture
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I know that most to all sites  offer donations, but what if there was an incentive to donate to the site? I just recently donated to a popular graphics site and I received "VIP" access to several features that regular users would otherwise not have.

For a site like this, if I were a random person who just found out about this site (not by NGW, Youtube, etc.) I probably wouldn't want to donate to the site in any way. Maybe if there was a reason to donate to the site, a lot of people would want to shell out a required amount of money to get those features/bonuses.

 

I'm not saying this should be done immediately but rather something to be implemented when the primary updates (awards, post count, etc.) are up.

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As long as the prize ain't that high, and it don't "push" unpaying users away (specially those who have been active members for a long time), it could be an idea.

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I was thinking of something like $5-$15 to gain access to exclusive features. It's not too high, and it is not too little for the two to be dissapointed over.

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I'll donate a little if they make a sweatpants diaries episode 5.

Whiplash's picture
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lol

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I've got some ideas written down, but actually implementing them could take a while. I agree that the reward for donating shouldn't be huge. Premium profiles, no banner ads (can't turn off video ads unfortunately), stuff like that