- Develop CMS based web sites for charities and for new start up companies at no initial cost for the first year.
- Provide graphics design and printing for their business cards and promotional materials at cost +10%.
After the first year of service:
Charities would pay a nominal $100 fee plus domain name renewal each thereafter.
Startups can continue at $200 per year for basically the same site for 3 years unless their primary business is internet based and more advanced functions and more server capacity are required for growth.
Crowd funds would be used for over head costs to provide services such as server lease, domain names, software costs, telephones, banking fees, postage and other normal out of costs of doing business except there would be no salary paid for at lease one year and thereafter a nominal salary may be paid for labor for office and design only if funds are available after allowing for all over head costs.
Currently these costs are averaging about $8,000 per year but may fluctuate with the cost of domain names, server costs and services provide by others for which we have no control. If we can run for a couple of years on donations, future proceeds should provide revenue to continue.
I am a professional web developer and have been providing full services and hosting since 1995. I already have a few charity sites I donate. With so many really big web hosting companies selling server space so cheap, it has become almost impossible for a small web shop to compete. Recurring revenue is what pays the over head, so in order to continue to provide for current customers and charities I am seeking operating costs to continue with future expansion to target new and existing charities as well as new start up companies.
I enjoy what I do and don't want to retire, pushed out by big providers. I offer full service not found in most companies because in addition to hosting the sites I do the graphics, manage the software, install and train customer to use Content Manager to develop their sites.
Most big hosting companies are not designed to provide ongoing support for content as their main business model is to generate recurring revenues via automated systems to deliver server space.