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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+9953) 5 years ago
You know guys, it actually does take money to run this place each month.

On a good month, I take perhaps $100 out of my pocket to keep it going. On a bad one, more like $300. I can't keep doing this forever.

The reason I created the "sponsored ads" thing, was so visitors wouldn't have to bear the cost (which was only from donations before), but there has only been a few advertisers that have stepped up since.

Smith Sales has totally done so. I've chatted with Matt in the past, and he truly cares about Miles City. I would definitely frequent his businesses -- he is a good guy. Also, the Confluence has been supporting, and Auto Advantage, and a couple others.

But, the way things are going, I almost feel like shutting everything down -- which I don't want to do because of all the historic info and such on here.

Something has to change though.

Not exactly sure what the point of this post is, except to voice my emotions -- and perhaps to try and figure out how to get more local businesses involved with supporting MilesCity.com.
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Posted by Matt Smith (+797) 5 years ago
Thanks for the plug.

This site works well for us to reach MC & surrounding communities.

You get an instant response to your message.
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Posted by gypsykim (+1559) 5 years ago
If I had a million dollars lying around (or even a thousand for that matter), I'd send it to you. I appreciate all you do to keep this site up and running.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14576) 5 years ago
Maybe like Obama's energy policy you need an "all of the above" funding strategey. There isn't any place on here for individual supporters to sign up and help support the site like there use to be.
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Posted by M T Zook (+506) 5 years ago
Time for a donation drive? Haven't seen one in a while and I am due!
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Posted by Hannah Nash (+2498) 5 years ago
I know Miles City non-profits appreciate this site and all of the hard work you do to make the advertising easy, affordable, and efficient.

I too am due for a donation... let me echo the sentiments above, let's have a donation drive!
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11276) 5 years ago
Ditto! Quick, before I get the plumber and/or electrician to show up and I have money to spend!
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9681) 5 years ago
I have no problem contributing like we used to.

Let us know how you want it done.
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Posted by Tim Wagoner (+763) 5 years ago
Ditto
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Posted by Emilie Boyles (+248) 5 years ago
Donating via auto pay paypal on a monthly basis before was really easy. Set it up again??
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Posted by Matt Smith (+797) 5 years ago
http://milescity.com/account/ads/deposit

You don't have to run an ad.
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9681) 5 years ago
http://milescity.com/account/ads/deposit


Well that was as simple as tripping over my own feet.

Matt, thanks for posting the link.

Larry, thanks for MilesCityDotCom. Remind us once in awhile to kick in something to help.
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Posted by M T Zook (+506) 5 years ago
Larry, is this the way you would like us to donate?
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Posted by Tom Masa (+1979) 5 years ago
I agree with Emilie
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Posted by Dave Roberts (+1487) 5 years ago
I'd like my ad to read "Advertise Here" linking to milescity.com/a/7. I think I like the dartboard for graphics.
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