Unlike other news sites, Grounders Source is run by one hard-working and very efficient writer with experience in the media field, instead of a beehive of writers. That is one of the many-faceted reasons of what makes the site so unique, personal, and solid.
While all of this wonderful and awesome, it does have its costs. Which is a necessary implement to run the site and provide all of the extras that people want to enjoy.
Paying out of pocket to run the site does not always meet the criteria and attention that it needs and deserves. This is solely crucial as the website gets more popular and people could hack into it, which is something that we all do not want.
Here is what will be covered and what The 100 fandom will get when you make a pledge.
Website Upkeep: This will cover the costs of running the site, such as the hosting platform, the anti-theft and anti-hacking software, the layouts, SEO, and everything else that will keep Grounders Source smooth and fluid.
Photography: This is another very important aspect as people want to see photos of the cast from events, cons, and from the series. Grounders Source wants to have the very best of the very best because that is what is to be expected and people want a reliable, credible platform. What that means is that HQ photos from agencies such as Getty and the CW. It can cost up to hundreds of dollars for just a few of them, but Grounders SourceI gives the of the best.
Additionally, Evelyn is an accomplished photography herself, and whilst at conventions and events, will take high-quality photos of what is unfolding. See the photo of Bob Morley and Eliza Taylor from ConAgeddon 2018. 🔽
Contests: Grounders Sources hosts contests and giveaways 2-3 times a year for thanking the supporters and love. In addition, I think we are the only site in the world that can provide this. This is the lower end of the pledges as this will cover prizes. Prizes can include The 100 books, shirts, original artwork, autos from the cast, and etc. I do not want to get into elaborate detail about this as I want people to be surprised at it.
Travel and media coverage: This is a big one but well worth it. Traveling to conventions, (IE SDCC) to cover the latest news, getting press, and professional photography is a must. Funds will cover airfare, hotel accommodations, equipment insurance, convention admission, (if cannot get a press pass) and more. This will be a higher pledge, but definitely a great thing.
Software and computer issues: This is mainly covered in the website upkeep, but in case that something was to happen, extra funding will take care of it. Most of the time, issues can be corrected without costs, as computer knowledge is natural yet sometimes you cannot. This will be the lower end of the pledges, like the contests.
That is basically it as far as coverage.
Here is the outline of all of the cool things that will happen in honor of your love and support. After all, Grounders Source would not have been the success it is today without the help of the fans and creators.
Special Goal Marks:
All are monthly contributions and in USD.
$100: This will cover the upkeep of the site and contests, and you'll also get your name as a sponsor on the site.
$500: HQ photography coverage from agencies and site sponsorship.
$1000: Travel costs, (airfare, hotel accomdations) including organizing meetups at conventions, a chance for me to ask your questions at panels, and all of the other things that incorporates the media spectrum. This will also include meeting me at the cons, which is always a fun thing. Also, site sponsorship. 🙂
There will be smaller pledges as well. See the Rewards section on the right side of this page.
However, just $1 USD a month will keep things running smoothly.
In return, readers and supporters can depend on a faster, cleaner, hopefully, ad-free site, and feel confident knowing that the fandom and visitors are getting the best-resourced news and material.
Thank you for all of your support!
"All of me for all of you."