Ghacks Technology News is primarily funded by advertisement and reliant on search engine traffic.
We want to change that and become independent of both in the long run.
This guide lists how you can help us achieve that goal so that Ghacks won't vanish some day from the face of the Internet.
The situation is already dire as outlined here.
The following support options are currently available.
How To Support Us
Patreon is a relatively new service that allows you to support us directly on a regular basis. It starts at $1 per month and helps us tremendously as it ensures that we are only answering to you when it comes to how the site is run and what we publish on it.
As a benefit, you get access to an activity feed that we use to communicate directly with you (and you with us).
Patreon is certainly not for everyone. If you prefer to make a direct one-time donation instead, you can do so as well.
We are only supporting PayPal right now but may add other services to the mix if the demand is there.
Donators and Patreons get access to an account here on Ghacks that they can use for life. This account turns the whole site into an ad-free paradise for them and will also impact the site's spam filter in a positive way when writing comments.
Some users requested an option to support us via Bitcoin. Please make your donations to 32dzqTboieKUafhicnpxLBJtSCtF4xH1sg.
You may also use the following QR Code instead.
Other options to support us
Money is not the only option when it comes to supporting us. We are well aware that you may not be in the position to support us with money or may not want to.
There are other ways though as outlined below:
- You can whitelist ghacks.net in your ad-blocker if you run one so that ads are displayed. Some ads pay us by the view which means that even if you don't interact with it, we get paid.
- Spread the word. Tell friends, family and colleagues about the site or share posts on social networking sites
- Post meaningful comments here on this site.
What you get as a thank you
If you support us, you will get access to your own user account here on Ghacks that removes all ads from the site.
Additionally, it may improve your commenting experience as your comments will less likely land in spam.
Last but not least, you will get access to a private sponsors-only blog that features topics that we won't or cannot talk about here on Ghacks.