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WE’RE LOSING SPONSORS WHO FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THIS SITE

By Admin

Since creating and launching this site 12 years ago, I’ve done most of the work and paid the expenses to bring it to you and maintain it.

I don’t have 30 to 40 hours per week to work on the site, so I’ve outsourced as much of the routine time-consuming tasks as possible. I’ve been able to off-set some of the financial costs to pay outsourcers and other operating costs by funds generated from sponsors.

In return for financially supporting the site, sponsors expect us to purchase their products and services when we have a need for them. They support us … we support them … everyone wins.

Unfortunately, of 17 sponsors only 6 are left, and one of those has given me notice they’ll stop their sponsorship January 15th.

So what can you do to support our sponsors? Use their services. Example: If you are going to buy something on Amazon. Go to Amazon by clicking on their ads on our site. When you do they pay us a small percentage of whatever you purchase. It doesn’t cost you anymore for the product and it helps to support our site. The same is true of all ads on the site.

Your support of our site sponsors will be greatly appreciated.

Rock Onnn…. Saigon Kids™

Bob

5 comments to WE’RE LOSING SPONSORS WHO FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THIS SITE

  • Kenneth R. Yeager

    Living outside of the US, I use Amazon far more than I want to as I prefer to shop at locally owned businesses. Unfortunately, many American items are not available locally (do I miss American bacon, oh boy do I) plus quite often local shops including German chains do not have the selection that Amazon has. So in that regard, I do my share of support although I would also be willing to pay a subscription for this site as I think it is important that we remain in contact for the few years we all have left. We are a dying out group of people with history behind us. Cheers and Happy New Year to all Saigon Kids and other brats out there.

    • Ken – Thank you for your input and feed back. Yes, Amazon does have the selection (and often the best prices too). I’m with you preferring to shop locally. But, availability of product and selection at local shops often is lacking (even at big box chain stores). Particularly specialty items and ethnic foods, etc.

      I agree with you about it being important we all remain in contact. I’ve always tried to avoid a subscription fee, but may have to resort to it if other options don’t work out, etc.

      Happy 2019 to your and your – 🙂

      Bob

  • brooks toland kasson

    bob, i also am extremely appreciative of all you have done and are doing to keep us connected. i agree with ken’s last sentence about how we need to recognize the importance of our place in history. sticking together to the very end is one of the ways we can do this….and your site makes that possible.

    as an interim step before a required subscription, might you let us know what your monthly expenses are? perhaps in that way some of us could voluntarily help out. i hope this isn’t an undesirable or weak effort, for i do not want to exclude any of us (nor, i think, do you) that a subscription might entail. what do you think?

    bonne année to all, including chinese new year, forthcoming,
    brooks

  • Jim Richards

    Is there anything else we can do to help, Bob? Will you accept donations? And, if so, how might one make a donation?
    Thanks,
    Jim

  • Laurie Methven

    So far we seem to be in agreement. I will certainly click on the advertisers. Thanks for being for us Bob

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