I've put this off as long as I could but the time has arrived. I've tried various methods to generate revenue to keep this site open but it's just not enough. Sure, I could go with a crappy host with no service, but remember, I do this for a living, I use the tools and hosting partners which provide us the most value for my money.
My last ditch effort was to scoop the revenue off Survivor-TheOutback.com and funnel it back into this site, but I'm not getting near the clickthrough's I'd hoped for. Before I continue, I must say that quite a few of you have been religious about helping, and I truly appreciate it, but the numbers just aren't there.
I regret to inform you that Z06vette.com can no longer financially sustain itself with no infusion of funds. So, without further ado, I'm going to make a final attempt to generate enough captial for us to continue to enjoy our kick-ass site which both myself and our fine moderators have worked so hard on these past months and to further develop this site as the ONLY Z06 resource worth visiting.
Effective as of March 20, the Merchant's page will be used only for vendors who choose to support Z06vette.com in a financial manner. In addition, we are looking for a supporting dealer to integrate some content of their choosing into the main site and the forum areas. (Details TBA)
In light of these new facts, the Z06vette.com main site buildout will be accelerated in an attempt to bring more value to these supporting members.
In addition, we will be building 2 sets of pages, one with the exact same format we have now, and one structured for ad placement so that we have a plan B to fall back on should we not receive the support needed.
Any proceeds will be used to maintain our site and anything above and beyond this amount will be used to upgrade hosts, software, and pay for the many cans of Coke I guzzle late at night coding these pages.
I had hoped that switching to this forum would buy us some more time, and it has, to some degree, but we're getting bigger and bigger...
To reiterate, the site buildout will proceed at a steady clip and new features and sections will be added to attempt to drive more traffic and more revenue to our supporting members.
Again, I regret to resorting to these actions, but this is the only viable way to sustain our growth.
I hope you all understand and continue to keep this place as the "only site that matters" for the best vette yet.
If you are a vendor or dealer and wish to support Z06vette.com, please contact me for details. [email protected]