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Donations FAQ
"I like this place! The Joy of Tech comic is cool, and the Forums are really something special. You make me laugh, you made me cry, you make me think... how can I help?"

People often say that they would like to give something back, and to be honest, we depend on it! There are several ways you can help keep our work coming...

SuperFans!
First, there is our completely voluntary subscription service, the Legion of SuperFans. It's an entirely voluntary way to support our work here via small monthly donations. It also gives you several cool perks, such as custom avatars on our Forums, exclusive content, a 10% discount on webstore orders, and a chance to appear in our comic! Click here to read more about it.


Donating directly via PayPal:
If you're shy about a voluntary subscription, then you can donate a single time here. PayPal is our preferred method for most donations or webstore purchases as we tend to get a larger percentage of the funds, and you now don't need a PayPal account to pay! PayPal takes about 30 cents on any donation less than $15, and an additional 2.2% on anything over that. Click the PayPal logo to support our work.
Help keep the joy in Joy of Tech...
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Donate via our webstore set-up: You can donate via our webstore system, using the provided link below. You can pay by PayPal or cheque/money order, or by credit card, but via credit card is not that great for small donations, since our credit card processor and the credit card companies take about $4 right off the bat. So, the practical minimum here is 10 bucks, of which we will get about 6 bucks, the rest going to the other parties.
Make a donation of 10 dollars!


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support via amazonWe are also affiliated with Amazon.com, so if you do shop there, you can shop through this link, and help support our work at the same time. We also have a page of Geek-related books up.


And we also now have an Amazon.ca affiliation for our Canadian fans. :-)


And we also now have an Amazon.UK affiliation for our UK fans!



What's a good number?
Well, any amount at all would be very much appreciated. Perhaps you think our work is worth a buck, perhaps worth a few dollars a month, or maybe more. Think about whether you would care at all if this website wasn't here, or our work was not available for free viewing like it is. Would you miss this place?

Your support is very much appreciated and helps us Keep on Geekin'. When someone takes the time, energy, and moolah to give us a tip, we also receive a humungous emotional lift!

What will my donation be going towards?
It costs real money to keep our site up and running... our hardware, the hosting, the bandwidth and all the other costs of maintaining this site and its two creative human components. It's a lot of work, but chances are good we can keep doing this if we can get some support from the people who visit us each day, either via people buying our merchandise, or via donations.

We try to provide you with some pretty darn good entertainment and diversions. The Joy of Tech, AY2K, the polls, the rest of Geek Culture, the Forums, cool links, and a lot more. It is, in our humble opinion, pretty good stuff that looks great too.

If you enjoy our work and this site, and can spare a few bucks, then please, see if there's anything you would like at the webstore, or perhaps donate what you think we're worth to you. It's just pretty much just the two of us doing all this, and we work more than full-time to provide the content here. We'd like to continue doing it, ...you can help.

Why don't you just support the site via advertising?
We do get income from advertising, although that income averages just a few hundred dollars a month. We'd love to find more sponsors, and we don't think advertising has to be evil. If used properly, it can work great for all parties.

If you are interested in promoting your goods and services, we can offer some amazing advertising rates and a great market. We have and have had a number of great sponsors, from the ones you see everywhere, to smaller developers like RoadTools, Boinx Software, and Take Control Books, that realize the value of our great rates and audience. Or perhaps you'd just like to advertise your own site, your homepage, say hi to your girlfriend via a web banner, or sponsor the comics for a month or so. Just let us know, ... we are highly adaptable and would love to work with you! :-)

We don't expect to make a lot with donations, and we don't want to have to depend on them, but they do help, and in more ways than one. In all seriousness, the thought really does count. We know how much you have to care about something to make a donation, so when one does arrive, however small, that really perks up our spirits, and, quite honestly, makes our day. :-)

What else can I do?
There are lots of other things you can do to support our work, besides buying stuff, bookmarking us, and visiting us as often as you can. Tell some friends about the site, add our amazing self-updating thumbnail to your webpage, post a link on a message board, spread the word via word of mouth, write your favorite magazine and suggest they run the Joy of Tech, or *gasp*, even find us some advertising! With your help the fun will continue well into the future. :-)

Thanks!


How much have you made through these donations?

Here are some little progress bars that indicate how much we've received via donations lately.

March and April, 2014

$100.00 bucks!
The awesome, fantastic, and mighty Tristan send us one hundred big ones! THANKS TRISTAN!!!!!!!


2014, January and February!

$27.00!
Eric sends 12 bucks! Thanks Eric, you rock. :-D

Matthew sends us 5 bucks! Thanks Matthew! Much appreciated. :-)

Sinan sends us 10 bucks to start off 2014! Thanks Sinan, we really appreciate that!


December

$110.00!

WHOA! That awesomely generous and anonymous super Christmas angel sends in $110 AGAIN. Thank you so much!


 

August, Sept, October, November

$0.00!

EEK!


Thanks again to our Superfans who helped us out via subscriptions during this time period, without you folks we'd be toast.

 

July 2013

$25.00!
Bruce sends 25 big ones! Thanks so much



March April May June 2013

0.00!
ouch.

Thank the comic gods for our Superfans who helped us out via subscriptions!



January/February 2013

$245.00!
Tristan sends 50 big ones! Thanks so much AGAIN Tristan!

Spiderman sends in 60 bucks, and Solid SuperFans himself! Message: It's been a good year for me, and you guys have meant so much to me over the years, this is the least I can do.  -Spidey Wow, thanks so much Spidey!

Maxwell sends us a mind-blowning $125!!! Message: I've been reading you all for at least a decade now, so here's a little something for the Joy of Tech and (especially) all of After Y2K. You and Nitrozac have long since earned it! Whoa, thank you soooo much Max!

Paul sends us five big ones! Thanks Paul!
Terry starts our year off on a pleasant note... five of them! Thanks Terry!

 

December!

$160.00!
Brian sends us 50 big ones! Thanks so much Brian! That is amazing!

Anonymous sends in 110 smackaroos AGAIN! Thanks Anonymous, you continue to blow us away!


November!
$25.00!
Colin sends us 25 big ones! Message: Merry early Christmas.
Early Christmas rocks, thanks Colin!

October!
$25.00!
Mikael sends us 8 big ones and this message: Love your comic, Keep up the great work :) Thanks Mikael!
Shooshie
sends in 25 bucks! You rock Shooshie!

August/Sept!
$20.00!
Shooshie sends in 20 bucks! You rock Shooshie!

June/July
$20.00!
Henrik sends us 20 bucks! Thanks so much!

May
$35.00!
ck sends us 20 big ones! Thanks so much!
Just when we had given up hope, Engin sends us $15! Thanks Engin!

April
$0!

Yikes! Thank the comic gods for our Superfans, who, to be quiet honest, have kept us going all these years with their incredible generosity.


January and February, and March 2012
$135!

RScott sends in 50 big ones! You rock, thanks so much!

Wow! Natalie sends in 60 bucks! "...to help enable you to make great cartoons and great web entertainment." Thanks Natalie, you are wonderful!


Adam sends us 5 big ones! Thanks Adam!

Robin sends in ten! Thanks Robin, you rock!

George sends in 10 bucks! Thanks George!


December 2011
$110!

Anonymous sends in 110 smackaroos. Thanks again Anonymous, you rock our world!

September October, November 2011
$75!

Tristan sends 50 big ones! Thanks again Tristan, you are amazing!!

David sends in 20 bucks! Thanks again David, you rock!

Evgeny sends 5 bucks! Awesome, thank you!

July/August 2011
$50!

James sends us 25 bucks! Awesome, thank you James!

William sends us 25 bucks! Thanks William, you rock!

 

April/May/June 2011
$85!

Terry sends us 10 bucks! Thanks Terry!

Shooshie sends $25! (I think the TTBs convinced him to invest!) Awesome, thanks so much Shooshie!


Marius sends us 10 buckaroos! Thanks Marius!


John sends in 20 bucks! Thanks John, much appreciated!

James send us 20 big ones! Message: Your 4/1/11 (or is it 1/4/11?) JoT is the best evah, thanks. I'm still laughing as I type this! Keep up the great work. Thanks James!


February and March
$0!

Bleak winter months indeed! Ouch.


January 2011
$140!

Bart sends us 100 bucks! Message: Thanks for bringing me Joy in the Morning. Happy New Year. Whoa, holy cow, and WOW! Thanks Bart!

Shooshie sends us 20, wow, thank you and thanks for the kind words!
Ugh, Mighty Club sends us 20 bucks! Thanks Ugh!!!


September and October and November and December.
$25!

Adam sends us 5 bucks! Thanks Adam!
Paul sends ten big ones! Thanks Paul!

Lee tips us ten! Thanks Lee, we really appreciate that!


July and August
$22!

David sends 10 bucks! Message: So nice to see Clarence; I thought I'd have to wait till Christmas..! Love & Best Wishes, David B. Thanks David, it's like Christmas in August for us!
Mariano sends us 12 bucks! Thanks Mariano, much appreciated!!


June
$5!

Adam sends us 5 bucks! Message: Hahahahh.. the axe. Props for the double entendre. Thanks Adam!


March 2010 and April and May
$121!

Azmir sends us a buck! Thanks Azmir!

Dennis sends us 10 big ones! Much appreciated, thanks Dennis!

Anonymous sends us another hundred and ten bucks! Wow, thanks again Anonymous!

February 2010
$32.39!

Jesse sends us another buck! Thanks Jesse!

Ugurcan sends us $31.39! Message: Today is my cartoonist appreciation day. :P Thanks Ugurcan! By strange co-incidence, today is also Cartoonists-who Really Appreciate Cartoonist Appreciation Day! You rock!

January 2010
$20.00!

Greg from SmileonmyMac sends 20 bucks! That makes us smile! Thanks Greg!


December 2009
$54.14!

Emko sends us a fantastic fifty! Message:A Merry Christmas and a Great New Year. Sorry it couldn't be more; a bad year. Emko, you rock, we so much appreciate that. Happy New Year to you, and all the best in 2010!

Jesse sends us $4.14, and this priceless note... You guys make my day nearly 3-4 times a month. Thank you for always being the laugh I need! Have a good one! Enjoy the $4.14. Thanks Jesse!!



November 2009
$0!
Ouch!

October 2009
$14.00!
Jesse sends a buck! Thanks Jesse!

David sends 3 bucks! Thanks David!

James sends us 10 bucks! Awesome, thanks James!

September 2009
$120.00!
Shooshie sends us 20 bucks! Thanks Shooshie, you rock!

Once again, Anonymous donates 100 bucks... wow and a wooot!!
Message: 1) I enjoy joy of tech and (most of) the forum while lurking but, although Snaggy reassured me Simon is safely with you all, I wonder about him vs. the prairie dogs.  
2) Donation is, as always, anonymous.
Thanks for the funnies.  

Thanks A., you made our month, and we really appreciate your continued support.

August 2009
$50.00!
Pierre donates 50 bucks... wooot!! Thanks Pierre, you just made our week! Much appreciated!

June/July 2009
$17.12!
Ugurcan donates $17.12!
Message: That's what's left in my paypal after spending it all on useless junk :) At least some of it is in good use now... Thanks Ugurcan, much appreciated!

March/April/May 2009
$25.00!
Shooshie sends us 25 big ones, and a very kind note, including this nugget... "I read Joy of Tech every day, or at least every day that it changes, and you guys pretty much nail it all down... often before I even know what's happening. That puts me in the awkward position of getting some of my most relevant news and opinions from... a comic strip.  LOL!!!" Thanks Shooshie, for the kind legal notes and the kind note! Those made our day!

Janary/February 2009
$20.00!
Robert sends us 10 bucks! Thanks Robert!
David B sends us 10 big ones! Message: You've got me again, with those retro buzzers, whoopee cushions and black face soap! Definitely worth $10..! Thank you again David!

December
$56.00!
Scott sends us six bucks! Message: I've never donated to a cartoon before, but your Prop 8 panel convinced me!  Thank you for your work and support!!! Thank you Scott!

Emko sends us 50 bucks! Thanks Emko, that was so awesome of you!


October / November
$15.00!
Doug sends us 15 bucks! Thanks Doug!

August 2008
$110.00!
Anonymous sends us a hundred and ten bucks! Whoa. Message: Simon is still in bad shape and I am still anonymous, some things never change. At least the US dollar is worth a bit more than last year. Wow, thanks again Anonymous!

July 2008
$130.00!
James O. sends 25 big bucks! Thanks James, that is awesome of you!

Kevin sends us 5 bucks! Message: Thanks for the comic! Thank you Kevin!
James H. blows us away by sending us $100! Thanks James!

June 2008
$1.00!

Jessie sends a buck! Thanks Jessie!

April/May 2008
$40.00!
CSC sends us 10 bucks and a very nice letter including ... I am a Mac user, I even got .Mac subscribed, and I check your comic every day. I also got your dashboard widget. I am a big fan of yours... I wish you good luck all your life, and thanks for bringing us a smile about tech every day. Keep up the good work. Best Regards, Thanks CSC, we really appreciate that!

Timo sends us 30 bucks! Wow, thanks Timo, that is really awesome of you!

March 2008
$33.37!
Simon tips us again, and it's the very neat sum of $13.37! Message: Have some more money. WooT! Thanks again Simon!

Gerald sends us $15 big ones! Message: Keep the good things on ! Greetings from Marseille, France! Thanks Gerald!

Peter sends us 5 bucks! Message: Dudes, I ran the "cracked iPhone" gag on my boss' Mac Plus almost 25 years ago -- a classic! Thanks! Ha ha! Thanks Peter!

January and February 2008
$9.34!
Simon again sends us the very Internet-y $4.04! Thanks again Simon!
Simon sends us $5.30! Thanks Simon!


See all the older donations here!