Thank you very much for taking time to read this. I am seeking your assistance re: funding for my website https://computerphoneplaza.webnode.com/ which was launched on the internet to the international public on November 25, 2020. The purpose of creating and publishing the website was to (1) Try to provide a source of long term income for me in these hard times exacerbated by the Covid-19 Disaster as things are very slow in my country Jamaica (I'm a computer technician by profession with some experience in sales), by selling products for a commission from corporate entities that I'm registered with as an affiliate (eg. Amazon etc.,) by putting links that direct prospective customers to them on the website, and (2) To provide gainful international employment opportunities of various categories through the use of job boards and quality employment providers (eg. Jooble, Fiverr, CareerJet, and others to come) free of cost.
I am currently using the free plan from the hosting provider (Webnode) which limits my bandwidth to one gigabyte (1GB) per month. My original strategy was to launch the website and then upgrade the bandwidth to unlimited and also the site to full dot com (computerphoneplaza.com) to give it a more professional image, and also the quality of the websites' content and features whenever I was in a financial position to do so from commissions earned from my registered affiliate links and also from donations from those who visited the site if they were inclined to of their own free will (see https://computerphoneplaza.webnode.com/donation/ ).
However, after advertising the website on January 4, 2021, on the morning of January 9, 2021, I was notified by the hosting provider through my email that my free one gigabyte bandwidth allotment for the month has almost expired and that I need to upgrade my plan to a paying one. This was due to the high volume of traffic that visited my site after I placed the advertisement. On the morning of January 10, 2021, I was again notified by the hosting provider that the bandwidth usage has now exceeded the allotted limit and that again, I needed to upgrade my account to a paying plan to get more bandwidth. I waited for a little more than a week to pass before I advertised again on January 18, 2021, and the hosting provider informed me the next day that my free one gigabyte allotment was exceeded in less than a day (for documented proof please email me at [email protected] and I'll be more than happy to forward the emails from the hosting provider to your attention). The website received traffic that consumed more than two gigabytes of bandwidth in one day!
In all fairness to the hosting provider, they have been very gracious to me when I contacted them via email to apologize and ask for some time to get funds to upgrade the account, but I know that they too, also have a business to run, and they have been very nice to me by not shutting down my website access even though I had unintentionally breached one of their Terms Of Service, which automatically gives them the right to do that. However, as we all know, even in business, there is a limit to graciousness extended, as I have stated before, they too have a business to run and overheads to pay. They have not inconvenienced me, but I don't want it to reach that stage. They have recommended that I do not advertise any more for the present moment to help keep the traffic from using up the bandwidth too quickly (lol), but for the moment, I have to comply. The only concern is that members of the public are now aware of the websites' existence and they are sharing it with others.
The volume of traffic to the website in such a short timeframe proves to me that it has a lot of potential, and even though at this present moment it has caused me to be in a predicament where my hosting provider is concerned, I am also happy to know that members of the public already like what they see on it. This is evident from the amount of shares that it has received so far (the numbers are on the website). It already has an international reach as it has been visited by traffic from over 75 countries so far. By upgrading the site I will also be able to present the website to the viewing public in various languages, thereby making it more accessible and understandable and marketable to those in the world who don't speak the English language.
My unfinished work on the website and the costs involved to implement them are outlined below;
(1) To upgrade website to unlimited bandwidth and full dot com for two years - (US$ 22.90 per month times 24) - US$ 549.60
(3) Administrative costs involved to complete the website replica (Coding, Designing, etc.) - US$ 2,000.00
(4) TOTAL COST - US$ 3,185.48
Your assistance in helping me to defray as soon as possible the cost involved in making this website more accessible to the global public will be gratefully appreciated. There are other features that, in time, will be added to the website to benefit people internationally like what the employment page is doing, but this cannot be done without increasing the traffic first. So this is a summary of my current predicament, the website has been receiving a lot of visitors since January 4, 2021, but it cannot handle the traffic due to its limited bandwidth because of its' current status as a free account, without the traffic it cannot grow to provide me with a decent income, if it doesn't grow in visitor numbers, I cannot add quality content from some sources that will benefit others, and if I advertise its' existence the traffic increases, putting me in trouble with my free hosting provider and I don't want it to lose the traction that it has already gained. Those who run a business know full well the repercussions of that.
Whatever income the website has generated so far (which, by the way, is not much, $ 21.59 actually, remember that it's a new website) will not be released to my account until the end of April. The entities that I am an affiliate of do not pay out until at least sixty days of the completion of the sale has passed. My assumption is that this is to facilitate any returns or warranty issues that might arise. I need to have it upgraded to unlimited bandwidth ASAP to ensure its' smooth uninterrupted operation not only for my peace of mind and the furtherance of my business venture, but for the sake of all who visit and use it. The website is not just about the sales of goods which provides a commission for me, but also provides job opportunities to people all over the world free of cost.
If you're willing to assist me in overcoming this obstacle, please make a donation. I also accept PayPal donations on the website. Just click on this link https://computerphoneplaza.webnode.com/donation/ and make your donation. All donations will be gratefully appreciated, no matter how small. Those who donate and choose to leave their contact information (just an email address will suffice so I can send you your password to access the web pages) in the donation section will be given free lifetime access to some special members only pages that will soon be added to the site if I get through this, where they can enjoy massive savings (e.g., distributor prices which is far cheaper than wholesale) on products that will be available soon along with other goodies. You can also go to any page on the website and click on the donation button to make your greatly appreciated contribution through PayPal. Thank you all so very much in advance for sharing this and your assistance.
Please see attached pictures that justify the costs and other aspects of the website that I have outlined to you in this letter. If you require further information please do not hesitate to contact me by clicking this link https://computerphoneplaza.webnode.com/contact/ or [email protected] Thank you very much for your assistance toward the furtherance of my cause through your kind donation.