Are there any ways that regular posters can help to keep the pennies rolling in to support this website?.
I was aware that when recommending books/records that may not be available through local stockists, we don't have a portal readily to hand to link to Amazon.co.uk and ensure In-SE1 gets the commission as an associate/affiliate if someone is daft enough to listen to one of my recommendation and buy it.
That's a good idea. I'll set up a page with Amazon and lastminute,com search boxes on it which people can use.
Certainly any support from the 'regulars' in that way would be very much appreciated.
The site is actually (touch wood) doing reasonably well at the moment - but I would comment that the forum (which consumes half the total bandwidth used by the site) is being subsidised by those who use the site to find tourist information (eg find hotels etc) who provide the bulk of the revenue.
However, we are planning to diversify our revenue streams, so watch this space.
I am about to embark on the daunting task of moving Bankside Press's various sites and services over to our brand new dedicated server.
This will pave the way for future developments by giving us much more flexibility (and much needed bandwidth). Unfortunately I need to learn the finer points of server administration ASAP.
But once it's done, we will finally be able to embark on many of the new features we've long been promising.
Overall I am very confident about the future of the site. I think the next few months are going to be very exciting.
In May, this site will be seven years old, which is quite scary.
Well I hope your mug-marketing is better - I just had a quick look and couldn't see a picture of the mug anywhere! or maybe I was just not looking right. Nice idea though, and there must be scope for a few related ideas (the cafepress ones don't cost a penny up front, which is always nice), so SE1 calendars - new and old photos etc, and many more. A badge for secret SE1 community recognition in the street perhaps?
My first very rubbish attempt at a cafepressshop is at http://www.cafepress.com/carousel but I'm just fiddling around for fun so far, until the master plan kicks in :-) Still, it's dead easy if you have the time and the images (and more design skills than me, obviously).
Edited 1 times. Last edit at 29 March 2005 11.17pm by markandjoan.