GREEN THUMB IS WITH YOU!
Why We Find Ourselves Dependent on the Kindness of Strangers
Did you know, this domain is maintained
by only one person and it's my interest in gardening
that complies me to push on. I use to call it hobby,
but is it is now more of personal goal to make an informative
webpage for all to use. It seems like a part time job....lol
In past 6 months, I had 10 million people visit my domain
and only 50USD was donated for my efforts.. Yes, I've
had sponsor's in the past, but now, it has dried up.
Ads are required to help pay the enormous fees to run
a domain. No more FAT DOT COM's are left.
I've saved you any time and provided some insight on
gardening, maybe you can provide me a small donation...
like a dollar for all the hard work I do. Hey, I have
to try. These domains fees are not cheap. The FAQ's
on the this page can address any of your questions on
If you'd care to become a Backyardgardener
supporter, we now have a relatively easy-to-use options,
the Amazon Honor System, which sounds very austere and
commanding and comes with this rather large graphic,
and PayPal, which sounds much more friendly and comes
with such a small, cheery graphic that we put it up
twice. Whichever you choose, we recommend either of
these services, because we're using them. Why? How?
See our FAQ.
Why We Find Ourselves Dependent
on the Kindness of Strangers
is the Honor System and what is PayPal?
Amazon and PayPal both allow you, the visitor, to show
your support and/or appreciation for Backyardgardener
with a financial contribution. To do so, you can
click on one of the boxes above. The transaction is
done via credit card through Amazon's or PayPal's servers.
they secure servers?
We believe so, but servers are not particularly introspective,
so it's difficult to tell.
there a difference between Amazon and PayPal?
Yes. PayPal charges us much less (i.e., they take less
off the top). Then again, Amazon may already have your
credit card information, so unless you have a PayPal
account (which is actually easy to set up), Amazon could
be quicker. Or more quick. But basically it's whomever
you feel comfortable with. Either way, you get to keep
this site thriving.
we just support you directly?
Well, if you'd rather send a check or money order, you
can send to:
P.O. Box 23598
Federal Way, WA 98093-0598
Backyardgardener has ads. Why should I give anything
if it makes money on banner ads?
The road to Chapter 11 is paved with ad-based revenue
models. As many of you know, the only models less productive
are selling pet supplies online, or launching a free
song-swapping service. Backyardgardener covers
some expenses with ads, but overall, the content you
see is produced at a substantial loss. I'd like to trim
that down to "moderate loss." Yes, this site is the
creation of one person with a family.
don't know how much to give. How much is Backyardgardener
As always, a good rule of thumb is to spend two months
salary on Backyardgarder. Hey, it works for diamonds.
doesn't have a limit, but Amazon's Honor System only
allows me to give between $1 and $50.
Oh, all right then. Somewhere in there would be good.
Backyardgardener get to see my credit card information,
or find out how much I gave, or who I am?
No, maybe, and maybe. We don't see your Credit Card
info - have nothing whatever to do with that. And if
you give through Amazon, we don't know anything else
about you either. If you use PayPal, we will be told
who you are and how much you gave.
will my money be used for?
A smile from my wife.
More Backyardgardener. Better Backyardgardener.
Maybe both. I've been creating pages since 1996. A donation
would be nice.
much money will Backyardgardener make on this
No idea. But let's do some hypotheticals. If one person
gives $1, Backyardgardener will make... $0.70.
I know you feel my info is worth more than $0.70 cents.