Update and a Very Important Poll

By | October 19, 2013

This is a follow to this journal.

I’ve been rushing to find a solution to this mess for days now, and I might be close to a solution.

Ads are no longer a option it seems. I’ve already heard back from 9 of the ad networks that I’ve applied to, and I’ve gotten 8 rejection letters. The only one to accept me was pretty shady. I briefly tried them out, and it turns out they had terrible ads that paid horribly. There are still some ad networks I haven’t heard back from yet, but at this rate it seems like a long shot any of those will pan out.

At this point, a paid subscription service seems like the only option to keep SapphireFoxx alive. Handling payments will be the tricky part, so I’ve asked four different merchant services to review my site to see if it is acceptable to their standards. I’ve heard back from all four of them (including PayPal), and they all think my site is acceptable to use their services. It seems they all have different standards than the ad companies.

I am worried that they could turn on me at some point like Google did, but if I could use 4 of them, then one backing out wouldn’t be a disaster as long as I got subscribers to switch to one of the other carriers.

So this is where you come in. I need to maintain a certain number of subscribers to make the site sustainable. Here is how things would work:

– A subscription would only cost $5 per month.
– Any new content I make from this point on will be exclusive to subscribers.
– Any old content that is already made will be in the free section of the site.
– There will be no contract, you can drop out whenever you want.
– There will be no more mature content.

I know many of you will not be pleased with that last statement, but I don’t want my site to become a porn site. To clarify, I define mature content as anything with nudity (or beyond). There will still be sexy material, such as sexy outfits, kissing, and such, but no porn. Not only am I feed up with the trouble it causes, but I also want to see TG become more respected someday. I want to make good stories that people will love to see and respect.

I know money is tight for a lot of people, so I’m trying to make this as affordable as I can. In each month I’ll put out at least two or three animations with a new comic page EVERYDAY. I’m offering an entire month of the content you love for the price of a sandwich.

So, if you want to see my working continued, like Stealing From Sis, Crossplay, Shifting Roommates, and any new series I have planned, then the only way this all will continue is with the subscription service. Like I said, I need to find out if there are enough people out there willing to do it. I’ve made a poll to find this out. Please be honest when answering because lying will not help me figure out what is best to do next.

The poll can be found on the left side of any page on the site.

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houdini
8 years ago

I think you should talk to TG Comics-they do free stuff and also have purchasable content-good match I think

Aussie 736
8 years ago

What alot of comments seem to be saying is “I want the content but cant pay for it because I dont have a credit card, so can you keep putting up for free as long as someone else pays for it”. I take that to mean “I dont have a credit card or PayPal account because I am a minor”, which is exactly why google is banning the site. But to me it is simple economics, he has to work to live and has to pay for all his materials needed to make the product. So therefore he has to… Read more »

john
8 years ago

what was the result?

ftldrdl
8 years ago

there are lots of sites that deal with “mature” TG subjects and are not anything like pornography. since you are going “pro” “mature” subjects should be mandatory. that to me would make the site worth $5 a month.

usmclass
8 years ago

A few years ago the artist for SometingPositive put out a challange that if his readers matched a set dollar amount in donations…. what he figured he needed to cover his bills for a year… he would go to full-time posting. I donated to that, and you can find him, and Choo-Choo Bear online today….. reminds me I need to see what he did today…. I believe in this so much more…. but I =am- saddened that there will be no more mature content. I love some of Milda7 s work, but she transforms all these folks into attractive women,… Read more »

petraven
8 years ago

I think that you should tery what everyone else is saying and try the whole wait a month for non subscribers, but I also think you should let YouTube viewers know what’s happening through a vlog. I love your work, and losing all access to it would be really upsetting to a lot of people who, while incapable of offering financial support, have been there from the start.

petraven
Reply to  petraven
8 years ago

I hate autocorrect. *try*

xorro
8 years ago

I also would pay for this content. To echo some suggestions, and maybe throw a few more out: – adding a donate button would definitely be worth it. Assuming you can get a payment portal to cooperate, it costs you nothing, and potentially nets you something. I’d suggest you pull money out of any linked account controlled by the portal as swiftly as possible, however, as they also might suddenly decide to turn on you, and you wouldn’t want to lose cash if that was the case. But, there are definitely portals who’d be behind work like yours. – consider… Read more »

Pamela1966
8 years ago

I would pay the five dollars. It’s always rough spending money on “stuff”, but I would put it somewhere else, so I would rather put it here. 5*12 equals 60 dollars a year.
I did vote yes on this poll, through I might not be scribried every month, depending on how things are going for me.
Thank you, and I hope this can continue.

NintendoFan
8 years ago

You can’t even think of how much i like your work and how much i would like to support you by subscribing but i just can’t.So,before definitely going to paid subscription,please try to find other ways.Maybe donation or patreon or anything else.
PLEASE,DON’T GIVE UP! DON’T WANT TO MISS YOU!

Birdmanofglanmire
8 years ago

Hi Foxx, I, like many others, have no credit card and thus cannot subscribe, though If I could, I certainly would. There are other sites that have a very workable system. It would enable subscribers and non-subscribers to all get to see all your content. It would work like this: Release your new content to subscribers, so they get value for their subscriptions. A month later, release these updates free for the non-subscribers. In that time, you should have more new stuff released for subscribers. After a month, subscribers would certainly expect new work for their money. This method would… Read more »

NintendoFan
Reply to  Birdmanofglanmire
8 years ago

I feel just like you.

okfinema
Reply to  Birdmanofglanmire
8 years ago

greendot has a credit card i use it you only put money on it as you wish i use it to buy stuff on line so i can shut it down in case i loose it just a suggestion

Josh
8 years ago

Sapphire i have a few suggestions. First put a donation button on the site. A lot of people would donate in a heartbeat. Second ask for volunteers to help you with making animations. Just say that you need help. That way you will get more content done faster and at a lesser cost. Im sure that many people would volunteer i would but im not very artistic. But i am good with voice acting. please take these suggestions into account before making any final decisions

destroyah87
8 years ago

Just signed up to comment on this. 1st, I love the animations on here and would be sad to see them go.

I’d be one that would sign up for a $5 a month sub. However, have you thought about adding a donate button?

I know it’d seem like asking for handouts, but I’d toss in at least 5 dollars monthly if there were a donate function.

firenightwolf
8 years ago

Really now this is not worth 5$ a month. You simply are to slow with your content. Not to mention the fact that your last few while may have been drawn better are way shorter. Honestly if you plan to make this a full time thing you would need to release more content. I would say maybe like probably two 25+ page comics every month and 4-5 animations. No one who actually has the money would pay for the low amount of content you currently do. Especially when you start doing really short animations like the last one you did… Read more »

Josh
Reply to  firenightwolf
8 years ago

You dont seem to understand this. It takes time and money to be able to make these animations. It takes about id say 1-2 weeks for a short one like Crossplay 3. It also takes money because he wants to be able to do this as his job to support himself. If he doesnt get the money to do so then he cant make the animations. I love his work and i think that he is the best at it.

Melanie Marie
8 years ago

I would try and help if I could with getting a $5 membership and I think the only mature content I have seen of yours was the Popsicle animation and the one with Mariah being changed into Tyler.

LightningFox-3360
8 years ago

Yeah, I would subscribe to the $5/mo. Gonna need to find a way to get the five bucks, but still, in a heartbeat, I would.
The artwork here is too good to just fade away.