(Coffee & Swiping is a news-y/blogg-y article about the mobile gaming industry and everything in between. It’s basically an excuse for Noen to ramble on about anything and everything that has to do with nothing.)
Goooood flipping morning everyone!! (Well, it’s morning for me anyway.) It’s been awhile since I’ve rambled on to you guys over coffee. Unfortunately, this C&S is a little bit of a downer. So, I guess I’ll get things started.
As you all know, SNAPPZILLA has been going pretty strong for two and a half years now. The overall response from everyone has been overwhelming. Everyday we are getting new readers/followers and the good thing is that we rarely lose anyone. I’m guessing that means that you guys like us for some odd reason. The bad thing is that with everyone having ad-blockers now, that doesn’t help with revenue. I’m going to be completely honest and tell you how much we’ve made since SNAPPZILLA went live 2.5 years ago……….$67.81. Yes, just under 68 dollars in two and a half years.
So, this puts me at a crossroads…………
Three years ago, I lost my job and decided (with support from my wife) that before I jumped right back into working, I’d try pursuing my dream of running an iOS review site that focused on the “little guys” and lesser known games on the App Store. Video games have been something that I’ve been passionate about all my life. So, I used what little we had in the bank and with the help of my wife working to help keep us afloat while James and I ran SNAPPZILLA.
Well, here we are 2.5 years and 68 dollars later and I can’t afford to do this anymore. Actually running the site isn’t TOO expensive. There’s just server/domain bills and then cost of games. (Yes, I still buy about 90% of all games I review or talk about.) So, I talked to my wife and asked for one more month to see if I can keep SNAPPZILLA alive. We are going to scrape some things together to keep the bills paid for the month so I can keep things running here at SNAPP.
This is where I’m asking for help…..
We started a Patreon a few months ago and although I put the link on the bottom of articles, I haven’t really pushed it much, but if I can keep running SNAPPZILLA, I’m going to need help. I created a “GOAL” this morning on our Patreon. If we can get $500.00 a month, that will cover everything and keep SNAPPZILLA alive. We are already at 18% of that goal due to one of our Patreons. (You know who you are and words can’t describe how much I appreciate it!)
This was honestly the hardest thing for me to do. The last thing I wanted to do is ask for help. But, this is the only way. If you’re a developer/publisher/company and want to sponsor SNAPPZILLA, please, let us know. We’d be happy to have sponsors helping us! Anything to help keep SNAPPZILLA alive!!
Thank you to every single one of you reading this. I’m proud to call you all SNAPP Family.