Hi. This is Daniel Jacobs, the guy that keeps the website up and running, and does all of the techy stuff. Daniel Marlos the Bugman and I have decided it’s time to take a leap forward with whatsthatbug.com. We’d like to generate the revenue to be able to dedicate more time and resources to the site, to redesign the site with more modern web technologies, to bring in more editorial assistance, to engage more with our FaceBook community (which has grown and thrived in spite of our neglect), and maybe even to pay ourselves a few bucks at the end of the day.
We have always disliked having ads on our site. But they (almost/barely, depending on the month) pay our hosting and bandwidth costs. whatsthatbug.com is visited by between 300,000 and 1,000,000 people per month depending on the season (more in the US summer). This is a labor of love, and we would very much like to bring it to you without ads, while earning enough to cover our (Daniel the Bugman and the other Daniel, who does all of the site maintenance and backend services from Colorado) costs, adding new features and services, and putting a few dollars in our pockets.
So please consider Patreonizing us! You can contribute as little as $1 a month to show your support, or as much as you choose. You can get priority bug identifications, or even help Daniel out by writing a guest blog post.
Our first goal is $1500/month, at which point I will remove all advertising from the site!