I’m writing this to inform you guys about the current financial situation of the site. I’ve been trying to keep the membership cost of the site $20/month for as long as I could, while offering up to $52-60 worth of request every month for each member.
However as I’m calculating the total cost and return now, it’s just not possible for me to keep doing this the same way as before. I’ll try to break it down with as much details as I can, with the total posts per week of 28 (4 a day)
Total cost of running the site includes:
- Server + domain: $47/month
- Purchasing cost: $1,320/month on average
- Regular requests: Currently around 15/week @$13 = $195/week -> $780/month
- New releases: Average 5/week @$15= $75/week -> $300/month
- Other purchases including movies on sales, premium requests etc.: 8/week @$7.5= $60 -> $240/month
For a total cost of $1,367/month on average
Total payments I receive from 55 members @$20/month (this is not accurate as many members using longer membership period at lower fee) = $1,100/month
As you can see, with the current cost & revenue, it’s not possible for me to keep running the site this way in the long run. I will run out of funds from prepayments very soon unless there are some changes. I really don’t think I should make any decision on my own, so if you guys have any suggestion, please let me know. You can do so in the comment section, chat box or on Discord.
Thank you for your continued support!
Edit 1: Added a poll based on what everyone has suggested so far, multiple answers is allowed