During covid many business owners and tourists have relied on us for the news, many people wanted to help us with donations. We get tons of messages daily asking for information and we struggle to keep up with answering people and keeping the news churning out. There has been another lockdown and our future advertisers have canceled. We need more staff during this period and we need to keep paying them.
If we have helped you and you appreciate it, we are very happy to accept donations, (and we highly appreciate it in these hard times) all of our news is free with no paywall, we aren't charging or putting a paywall up. If you can't afford to donate but would like to help, sharing our news helps us!
We do our best to help our community as much as possible, we help businesses for free, charities, and provide valuable information without clickbait and misleading titles. We are unbiased and neutral. (Not the most profitable route)
We have paid all of our 10 full-time staff and around 30 part-time 100% salary throughout the last 9 months of financial hardship, but we want to continue paying our staff 100% and if we get extra money from our users, we will expand our team to get more news out to everyone. We hope we can secure the next 6-12 months.
We were in two minds about reaching out with asking for donations, but we don't want to lay off our staff, especially in hard times and when our news is most needed. We would like to expand to support the local community and tourists dying to come back.
ANY MONEY RECEIVED WILL GO 100% TOWARDS SALARIES/EXPENSES. (Not new equipment or rent) We set the target at 80,000 USD which is enough to offset 40% of the costs for one year and enough for another staff member to help.
Thanks for your help
From our TPN/The Pattaya news team
We will try and find a way to reward people that have helped us, possibly by setting up a chat/group or meet or do an event.